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Water Tastes Funny From Sub Zero Dispenser

We have a brand new (4 months old) Sub Zero with a water and ice dispenser in the door. The water and ice have a plastickey taste to it. We don't have this problem with tap water (it tastes fine) and when we flush the system out, the water also tastes fine. The water is seeming to taking on a taste when it is sitting in the tank in the refrigerator. Any ideas?

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    i have the same problem

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    I have the same problem. Any solutions?



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It will take about three to four months of using it before the plastic loses it freshness into your water. It has to dissipate the "New Car/Plumbing Smell" so to speak. It.s a normal unpleasant necessity but on the bright side... it does go away with use.

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