After flushing about another 3 gallons of water it still had the bad taste. I then went to remove the filter to try the water without it installed as you suggested and I discovered that the filter was totally dry inside. Apparantly due to the poorly redesigned newer filters that are extremely difficult to install the filter was not installed all the way until it clicked into the proper place. Therefore, the water was not being filtered at all. The mark on the filter is now aligned properly. After flushing 3 gallons through the apparantly unused filter the taste is now greatly improved. In other words there is no taste! Hopefully my issue is fixed and won't return in a couple more days. I will keep you posted.
In follow up to my previous post I made 2 weeks ago, the answer to my issue of bad taste after changing to a new filter was simply that my filter was not fully installed. Due to Samsung's unexplained redesign of the filter it makes it very hard to install all the way, therefore my filter and perhaps some of the others were never properly installed which means that the water was not being filtered at all! My water now tastes great again now that water is actually going through my filter. I had to shave off part of the first notch to get mine all the way on. Can Samsung please explain why you redesigned the fiter making it near impossible to install? This may be why so many others are having this bad taste issue!!
Purchased the fridge 2 years ago, replaced filters before and no issue. Just changed the filter and the water has a musty / moldy smell. Ice smells too. Tap water is fine. Changed filter again, still smells. Made sure filter was in properly, water is running through it. Took filter out and ran water without filter, no smell.
Fridge is very clean.
After a few days of no filter, the smell is back. So with filter and without filter, we have a smell like rotten eggs or septic.
The water coming out of the tap has no smell. Same piping.
Could the piping system within the fridge be contaminating the water? Aren’t the water lines a closed loop?