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Our ice tastes and smells like mildew or mold.....

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  • fxst Jan 01, 2009

    The water coming out of the door tastes and smells fine but the ice smells AWFUL. I removed the ice bin to clean it and it still smells. It seems that the plastic and metal are retaining the smell. Any ideas???

  • dorispoz Jan 04, 2009

    My ice seems to be ok when it is in water, but when put in soda or any other liquid it smells like rotten eggs. I have public water and my house is only 4 yr old. Where can I get this odor filter for the main line?

  • kathy0777 May 02, 2009

    water and ice taste and smell like mold or mildew

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