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Old 10-15-2016, 09:59 AM   #11
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Agree with all the other advise given in this thread. I would like to empathize blowing the fridge water lines out of all the residual water in the lines. In fact I recommend disconnecting all the lines that supply water to the fridge and ice maker. Disconnect supply lines and run ice maker until the complete unit is free of water. Friend of mine did not empty ice maker and the residual water in the unit froze and expanded, which cracked the housing of the ice maker. Good Luck.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:17 AM   #12
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Agree with all the other advise given in this thread. I would like to empathize blowing the fridge water lines out of all the residual water in the lines. In fact I recommend disconnecting all the lines that supply water to the fridge and ice maker. Disconnect supply lines and run ice maker until the complete unit is free of water. Friend of mine did not empty ice maker and the residual water in the unit froze and expanded, which cracked the housing of the ice maker. Good Luck.

Interesting. So you're saying if I disconnect the supply line to the fridge and run the ice maker it will purge all water from that system. After it cycles a few times.

I would of thought there would be a need of some pressure in the system to push the water through the ice maker (i.e. Air while blowing out the lines).

No RV Antifreeze in the fridge -correct?

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Old 10-15-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
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Jmsx2, While disconnecting the water supply lines allow for water in line to escape, water will still exist in the ice maker housing. Running the ice maker will empty the housing, thus not leaving any water to freeze.
You are correct, I never add antifreeze to my drinking water lines.
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If you can disconnect the 1/4 inch line from the solenoid valve at the base of the reefer, running a couple of icemaker cycles "should" allow the water to drain from the line that runs up the back of the unit. I do seem to recall that one of my reefers had the supply line to the solenoid connecting to the top of the valve and the water line to the icemaker connecting to the bottom. This might leave some water in the valve itself and don't ask me how I know it will freeze and crack over the winter. I do worry about water left in a filter if there is one.

As far as water in the icemaker itself, there are no pipes and valves in the icemaker unit since it lives in a below freezing environment anyway.
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If you can disconnect the 1/4 inch line from the solenoid valve at the base of the reefer, running a couple of icemaker cycles "should" allow the water to drain from the line that runs up the back of the unit. I do seem to recall that one of my reefers had the supply line to the solenoid connecting to the top of the valve and the water line to the icemaker connecting to the bottom. This might leave some water in the valve itself and don't ask me how I know it will freeze and crack over the winter. I do worry about water left in a filter if there is one.

As far as water in the icemaker itself, there are no pipes and valves in the icemaker unit since it lives in a below freezing environment anyway.

Good stuff. My shut off valve to the fridge is behind the pantry. I'll blow all the air out and disconnect the fridge line there. I'll then turn the ice maker on and let it cycle.

We will be camping this weekend at Put-In-Bay. No need for ice this weekend so I'll do this on Saturday and let it run over night. I'm thinking that should do it.

Is there any chance of burning something up by running it with no water being supplied to the fridge?

I'll pull the filter out as well when this is done.

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