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Old 10-06-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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winterizing residential fridge

How have you guys been doing this? I have taken the filter out and plan to fill a glass with antifreeze pumped in and then turn on the icemaker until I see pink. Good plan?


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Old 10-06-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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Yes, just make sure to use the blue filter plug or bypass to allow the antifreeze to pass through.
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As we did not use the icemaker in our last 5th wheel, I am new to this as well. I have been told to hook up compressed air, blow the lines out through the water dispenser, then remove the filter and call it a day. Seems simple enough, just hope it is sufficient.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:04 PM   #4
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As we did not use the icemaker in our last 5th wheel, I am new to this as well. I have been told to hook up compressed air, blow the lines out through the water dispenser, then remove the filter and call it a day. Seems simple enough, just hope it is sufficient.

Blew out the system, but no air came through when pushing switch like it did when opening faucets.


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Last year, I put the air compressor on (low pressure) and turned the ice maker on and waited. When it cycled, I waited to hear the air. Then I opened the water dispenser until air came out. Removed the filter and done.

My biggest concern this year is getting water out from the lines and trap in the clothes washer. I only see a small wooden panel for access. I haven't looked yet, but not very hopeful I will be able to get at the trap from there. I hope to get lucky though.
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Thanks all. I did my blowout at 50 psi. I will just try to get the pink stuff through the fridge. Also, do I need to drain the water heater (Girard on demand)? I just figured that the hot lines would run the AF through it while I was pumping it through hot and cold sides.

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Old 10-17-2015, 10:18 PM   #7
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Blew out the system, but no air came through when pushing switch like it did when opening faucets.


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Same here also Rich. I couldn't get any air through the the water dispenser. Not even sure if it's hooked up but it must be.

Did you have any luck with it ?
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Same here also Rich. I couldn't get any air through the the water dispenser. Not even sure if it's hooked up but it must be.

Did you have any luck with it ?
Is there a water filter in the R" fridge?
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Is there a water filter in the R" fridge?

Well there was, but not installed. I opened where the filter goes and the blue plug that everyone talks about was in place where the filter goes. I was sort of relieved, didn't think I had one.
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Same here also Rich. I couldn't get any air through the the water dispenser. Not even sure if it's hooked up but it must be.

Did you have any luck with it ?
Joe, I was able to run pink stuff (AF) through the water dispenser. Then I turned on the fridge with the icemaker turned on and left it on for a couple of hours, hoping it would attempt to make cubes and flow the antifreeze through the system. I do have the blue plug in.


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