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Our water and ice taste terrible, what should we do?

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You may have two water filters, one in the back of your refrigerator tied in between the house line and

your refrigerator, you may have this if you have hard water and no water softner. but there is also one

on the refrigerator itself, it has a base water cartridge either located behind the grille, or may have a slot

in the grille. located below the freezer compartment door. if it is thru the grill rotate counter clockwise

and pull out, some water will spill, it should have a number on it, just remember when getting

any kind of parts, you will need make and model number, serial number and part number, if you do not

have the part number, so long as you have the rest and take the part with you, they can match it up.

if you need more info you can go to appliance pros.com and you can download a parts diaghram

for your appliance and any instructions. they will also carry the part you need. good luck!

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