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In the last week ice has tasted bad and bitter. Changed filter and cleaned freezer but no change.

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What about the refrigerator side? Air is exchanged between the refrigerator and the freezer to chill the fridge side. You could also try flushing the waterline, allowing any old water and contaminants/rust to purge away and try another new filter. Lastly, though the maker itself shouldn't be the problem, it's not hard to remove, usually just a couple of screws and one small plug. Clean the mold with mild detergent, maybe a soft brush, and rinse well.
I must insist that you unplug the appliance from power before attempting removal of the icemaker for your safety. Be sure to plug the appliance back in when done.

If that doesn't clear it up, you've just got bad water. You can either buy ice, or some ice trays and make ice from store-bought water.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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If this is old ice try new ice to see how it is. If it is new, freeze some water from the tap to see how it is(if your fridge water comes from the same source). Has the water been run enough to make sure the water has been through the filter.
Can you bypass the filter to see how it taste without going through it.

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