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After I changed my filter from the original filter to the one that the store had where I purchased the filter & fridge, the ice has a bad taste to it. It affects the taste more so in the water (whether out of the fridge or filtered water that I've purchased) than it does other drinks. I don't smell anything bad in my fridge and I've have tried putting an Arm & Hammer baking soda box in it. PLEASE HELP!

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  • BreeH Nov 13, 2009

    It's been like over 4 months! So I would think that by now, it would be flushed out and it would clear up. The 2nd filter that I purchased was not the same brand as the one that came with it. The 1st was Frigidare and the 2nd was Pure Source 2. I'm wondering if it's the brand but when I called the store that I purchased the fridge at they didn't act like they had had this problem. I guess I'm just going to have to clean out the freezer and wash it down. The ice tray isn't even the kind that we can remove and wash and put back in.

  • BreeH Nov 25, 2009

    Well, I DON'T KNOW what happened for sure but my ice is back to normal now!! MMMMM....OH! that ice water tastes SOO SOO GOOD! :) One day I did get some ice for something and it wasn't coming out looking right~like it wasn't freezing or it was melting or something. So I pulled out the tub and there were 2 big clumps of ice that looked like it was melting or something. So I dumped that out and now it's all good! I think that maybe (but I'm not 100% when this happened) the arm that turns it on and off was only partly raised. So anyway...thanks for trying to help anyway!! I'm so glad that it's back to normal!! :)

  • BreeH Nov 25, 2009

    THANK YOU! Me too!! There's just nothing like good tasting water.



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Hi, what has happened, is when changing out the old filter with the new, sediment and iron deposits were left behind from the original filter. Believe me, it will clear up, but may take some time. Hang in there, Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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    Robert Horton Nov 13, 2009

    I had know idea it had been 4 months. You can also buy the additive that we use on commercial ice machines to clean this system up properly.It is called Nickel safe and can be purchased at most all appliance PARTS houses. Follow instructions on bottle. It is a life saver when it comes to getting rid of bad tasting water and ice cubes. Best of luck,

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    Robert Horton Nov 25, 2009

    Hi, I am happy for you that it is back to normal again. Strange things happen sometimes, but i am glad you are back to normal again.


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After installing a new filter it is imperative that the new filter be flushed of all filtering agents before use.this is accomplished by running 8-10 6.0z glasses after installation...see filter installation instructions

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