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Water taste bad

It's a problem that's been escalating for a couple of days now but there is really bad tasting water coming from the fridge water. It's kinda a salty, rubbing alcohol taste.

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  • STrendler Feb 05, 2009

    i have exact same problem, water taste is very salty, no other faucets in house have this taste. Filter is at end of life but cannot imagine it would make water taste like this

  • Cairn Noble May 07, 2013

    Where is the filter?



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Hello, does your unit have a water filter? Has this been replaced? If not I would remove the filter - flush the unit by dispensing as much water as you can to get fresh water into the system. Do you use the water much? Once you flush it, I would keep flushing it every time you get a chance for the next few days - without a filter in it and then replace the filter. Do you have well water or municipal water? Check the line in the back of the unit - anything unusual there? Good Luck, I hope some of these suggestions help you! Dr. Know

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