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Black slimy stuff comming out of my Refrigerator water dispenser

There is a black slimy stuff comming out of my Kenmore Refrigerator door water dispenser, I know is not the filter I put a new one, the slimy stuff looks just like the stuff that's on the bottom of my AC evaporator drain pan.

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Sounds like you need a new water filter

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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Yout water dispenser is contaminated with mold. This is a potentially dangerous situation.

I would definitely contact the appliance store and tell them what is going on.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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