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The water and ice have a funny taste. Is there a

The water and ice have a funny taste. Is there a water filter in my model 596.9535610? If not, what else can I try? I've scrubbed everything and placed baking soda in both freezer and frig. thanks.

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THANKS FOR YOU QUERY JACK.FIRSTLY DEPENDING ON HOW OLD THE APPLIANCES IS MOST MANUFACTURES USE THE SAME OR SIMALAR WATER FILTER SO THAT WILL BE YOUR BEST BET TO CHECK WITH THEM.NORMALY WEN THE ICE AND WATER TASTE FUNNY I HAVE FOUND THAT IT IS WHAT WE CALL ICE BURN AND THAT IS NORMALY WHEN THE ICE HAS GONE STALE OR IS STANDING FOR A LONG TIME TO SOLVE THAT IT IS BEST THAT YOU USE THE ICE UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.HOPE THAT THIS SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic type smell

Sometimes the smell comes from something in the freezer or even the refrigeratior and makes the ice taste funny. My suggestion is to clean out the freezer compartment of anything frozen that has been there a while and may have freezer burn. That may be the funny smell you are experiencing.
Hope this will help you.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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That is your problem.
The plastic supply lines over time deteriorate and wind up causing the water to smell.
Replace the plastic line with a stainless steel ice maker water supply line available at any home improvement center. They are 1/4 inch inside diameter lines and fittings.
They come in 5/10 and 20 foot lenghts.
After you do this run about 2 gallons of water through the water in the door dispenser. Discard the first 3 drops of ice from the ice maker.
Your ice quality will improve.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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Check the condition of the teflon on the ice maker.  You will probably need to replace the ice maker if the teflon is cracking and getting into your ice.  

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: bad tasting ice from the ice maker

I honestly don't know anything about these freezers but if your ice is that bad then i would suggest one of two things is going on

1- the supply line is causing a problem, to close to something that is heating it up or else
2- The filter in the fridge might need changing since it's possible something got into it.
That's about the only suggestions i have for this problem. Hope this helps

Posted on May 23, 2010

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