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Refrigerator Water Hose

Can someone recommend a good refrigerator water hose that will not give my water and ice a bad taste? I have tried one from Whirlpool (7' Industrial Grade Refrigerator Water Hose, Part #8212490RC) and one from FlowMaster (5’ Length Lead Free Flexible PVC Water Line, #IPN05). My wife says both cause the water to taste bad.
I do not want to use the ¼” copper or plastic tubing hook-up method. I have searched forums and found conflicting recommendations on milky white colored polyethylene, clear, stainless steel, neoprene rubber, clear plastic, braided small rigid plastic.
My source water supply tastes fine.
Please help. Lenny

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  • lenjen Oct 01, 2009

    Interesting observation, maybe so.

  • Terrie Thiessen
    Terrie Thiessen May 11, 2010

    If you've tried changing out the tubing several times and find that the water/ice still has a funny taste then perhaps it is the refrigerant and not the tubing.

    Personally I find that all water/ice that comes out of fridges tastes funny.


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Copper is best with compression fittings, just install an in line filter

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