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Filtered water after heated to make tea looks like mud

Our ice cubes have a sedament when they melt and when I try to make tea with the water out of the dispenser it is terriblie cloudy and looks like muddy water. We have changed the filter and it still does that. How can we fix this problem. The refrigerator is a Whirlpool and is only a year old.

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I dout it's your refrigerator causing the sediments and discoloration. Cooling the water is cause separation of suspended solids, but one would think your filter would handle that problem. Check the filter to ensure it is seated properly and not bypassing. Inspect the filter for decomposition ( coming apart) I've seen filters installed with the paper wrapping not removed. :-) Now that will cloud things up and provide a great deal of floaters.

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