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Ice tastes bad. How do you flush the system?

Ice tastes bad despite discarding many trays of ice. I'm going to install a carbon filter upstream of the water line to the ice maker, but would liketo flush the unti first. How can this be done?

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Change the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.

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You said,
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5.Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter
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system needs additional flushing. Run additional water
through the water dispenser to flush the water filtration
system more thoroughly (at least 2 to 3 gal. [8 to 12 L] or 6 to
7 minutes initially). Discard discolored ice.

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