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Fridge makes water and ice that tastes like dirt. Can not find a filter. Is the fridge too old? It is about 14 years old

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That is pretty old. What brand is it?

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Hello redwood City
Welcome

You said,
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through the water dispenser to flush the water filtration
system more thoroughly (at least 2 to 3 gal. [8 to 12 L] or 6 to
7 minutes initially). Discard discolored ice.

Let me know what works,
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