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There is funny smell in the fridge and the water from the dispenser tastes and smells funny, have cleaned both compartments with bicarb, changed the water filter yet the smell or taste hasn't gone,it's a LG frost free fridge /freezer, any ideas, appliance only 4yrs old.

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Change the water filters in the line. They should be changed yearly. You can get parts, manuals, and more at repairclinic.com

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