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I have Kenmore Elite, side by side refrigerator; Model #

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I have Kenmore Elite, side by side refrigerator; Model # 106.44023601. The ice cubes taste horrible and the water also tastes bad. We have installed new water filter cartridge and it did not help. We cannot use the refrigerator water/ice. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 6 months ago.

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My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 36 Years, I own my own Appliance repair Company
And I teach appliance repair at a local Community College.
I have over 100,000 plus in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.
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I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

This is normally due to the amount of minerals that is in the units supply water.

And the minerals have accumulated enough in the plastic tubing in the water system within the unit that they eventually make the chilled water and the ice cubes smell bad.

The only fix for it is to replace all plastic tubing and add a water filter to the supply line of the unit.

If you just replace the water tubing ,How ever old the unit is ,is how long it will take for it to happen once again .

So you will need to replace all the tubing and add a water filter to the supply line into the refrigerator.

I can give you part numbers to all the tubing ,but you will have to let me know how the water supply line to the refrigerator is hooked up ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
PEX Tubing from the water line to refrigerator; but the refrigerator has a water filter, if you could further clarify. I replaced the filter cartridge and the water is still not drinkable. Do you mean another water filter from the kitchen water supply?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Meanwhile, yes please send me part numbers for new tubing. Thank you, Woody!
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 6 months ago.

Yes a second inline filter.

And the one in the unit should be replaced at least every six months.

The link below is to the part you will need from a highly recommended company rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.
They offer a 100% money back guarantee, EVEN ON INSTALLED ELECTRICAL PARTS, for an entire year!
They are the only company to allow returns on installed parts for a refund and offer a FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY!

This is the coiled water line behind the crisper area.

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Reservoir/WPW10276792/1874366?rcaid=1000070

This is the water line under the unit from the water supply valve to the water filter housing .

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Line/WP2255153/939432?rcaid=1000070

This is from the filter housing back to the water valve

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Line/8201597/101819?rcaid=1000070

This is the water filter housing .

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Filter-Housing/WPW10121140/1480817?rcaid=1000070

This is from the water valve to the icemaker

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Line/WP2256096/1016540?rcaid=1000070

this is from the water valve to the chilled dispenser inside the door .

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Fitting-Assembly/2221562/1174335?mr=0?rcaid=1000070

Your water system comes into the refrigerator from the rear it goes into the dual water valve one goes to the filter housing into the filter ,then out of the filter to the chilled water reservoir then to the chilled water in the freezer door.

The second part of the DUAL valve goes to the icemaker inlet .

If you have any questions just reply back to me .

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** support. We are working on getting the parts and go from there.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The parts' links, not all of them work. Is frigidaire the same brand or made by Kenmore manufacturer?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 6 months ago.

Sears Kenmore has some products that are built by Frigidaire.

Your mode was built by Whirlpool For Sears Kenmore.

Kenmore does not build any Appliance other companies built for them and Sears just puts their name on the product.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 6 months ago.

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