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I have this ice maker and after 6 months I had to call for a repairman and they fixed it and then came back and told me to shut it down and not to eat any of the ice because it was contaminated but they won't tell me with what. Please tell me if any one has had any problems similar to these.

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Whenever the icemaker is worked on, the water in the tube feeding the icemaker has the potential of picking up a little rust or other debris from the fittings that are opened up.
To fully put your mind at east just toss out the first two batches of ice, tand the first six cups of water to assure that both your ice and your water are clean and fresh.

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