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G.E. Arctica Profile Frig produces bad drinking water

\015 I purchased a G.E. Arctica Profile Frig from Sears in 2001 - model # PSS25NGMD BB serial #RA474056 with a 5 year extended warranty provided by Sears. It has been a great machine except for one problem. After 3 or so years the drinking water began to get foul smelling and undrinkable. When you get water, the first quart or so smells like mold, after running more water the smell and taste goes away - barely. When it sits unused for several hours the first quart gets very bad again. Of course we changed the filter several times with no change to the problem The Sears technicians changed the tubing from the house to the unit, but as I told them, we moved the unit back to our older house and the problem started when it was in our newer house - so the problem isn't in the house. The Sears tech's suggested running bleach in the system so we did. No help. The techs gave up and we did too. We stopped using the drinking water side and the ice has a moldy taste. I'm thinking some of line has a mold/slime that just won't let go. Any Ideas how to fix this?Is it possible to replace all of the plastic lines and tanks in the unit? It's a good refrigerator and I would like to have the ice and water tasting good again.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,John\015

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The bleach idea sounds the best. How did you get the bleach into the system? It would have to be under pressure from the water inlet to the connection on the refrig, running the water dispenser for several minutes until you could smell the bleach from the dispensed water, plus the icemaker would need to be cycled, and then left for at least 15 minutes to an hour, then flushed with clear water. (again, several, as in about 10, minutes for this step) (icemaker line also needs to be flushed with clear water) Best to be done with the filter bypass plug in place, then when done, a new filter. It is not really possible to replace all the water lines, as the one inside the freezer door cannot be replaced without replacing the entire door.

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