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my refrigerator has sediment in the ice bucket

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my refrigerator has sediment in the ice bucket
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago
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How do You mean sediment? What kind of sediment?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I don't know how to explain it. I thought it might be some rust or grit from the water line. Usually find it in the back corner of the ice bin under where a line comes in.
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago
does it look like Teflon? little chips?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I could go with that. Small offwhite chips
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago
Okay, it's part of the ice maker itself, they use like a Teflon coating summer off-white colored in the part that the is made in, this stuff comes off after so many years of use can go down into your ice bin. In most cases it's easier to replace the ice maker then to change parts in the ice maker itself is almost as cheap as replace in the parts, if you get me a model number I will check your ice maker, thanks, Bryan
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