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I have a Frigidaire Refrigerator Model FRS6LR5EM2 which is a side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser. We have had it since 2005 and use it every day. A few months ago, the water and ice began to taste moldy and I'm not sure why. The water supply line doesn't smell or taste modly which makes me think there is a place on the refrigerator that may need to be flushed out or replaced. Can you help with this?

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I had the same problem. Drove me crazy and cost me about 5 filters at $50 a pop until I found the solultion. Water in the Sears/LG refrigerator that I have (french door trio) goes through the filter then into a container on the left front door of the refrigerator. That container stores the water so it can get cold and it also equalizes the flows in the system so that when you put your glass under the spigot the flow is steady and the water is cold. Problem is .... this tank can build up with algae/slime/foul tasting stuff. Since it is after the filter, no matter how many times you change the filter it will have no impact on the water in this container. That is why if you use the water spigot a lot, the water seems to get a little better (as the tank water gets diluted) but as soon as you don't use it for several hours or more, back comes the smelly water again. Solution for me was to remove the plastic panel on the inside of the left front door and clean the plastic bottle. It is pretty easy to remove with 2 screws and easy to pull off the hoses. I filled is with a little clorox and water and swished it around for several minutes then drained and rinsed it. Then I filled it again with a little clorox (like an ounce or two max) and put the container back into the fridge. Once in the fridge, I ran fridge water through the front water dispenser for about a gallon or so. This flushed out the chlorine in the plastic container as well as the lines between the container and the spigot. After about a half hour of work, my great tasting water in the fridge is back again. I've checked the taste on this water for several weeks now and no plastic/odor/bad tasting water any more. Hope this helps.

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you have to flush dispense water on till taste gone

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SOURCE: musty smell/taste from water dispenser in refridgerator

replace your dispenser water filter

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Smell & bad taste of water from refrigerator dispenser

depending on the brand and the style, locate the filter and change it out. Please note that you must empty out the remaining water from the refrigerator cause if you don't, when you change out the filter you might get the same taste for a while until all the remaining water is replaced by freash water.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: BITTER SMELL AND BAD TASTE IN ICE IN FREEZER

try putting an inline filter in your water supply line before you hook it to the waterline

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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