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Old 10-31-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Winterizing Residential Instructions from Frigidaire

Finally received instructions on how to winterize the refrigerator for those of you with the residential type:

1) Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator at least 24 hours before winterizing the unit.
2) Remove all food and beverages from the refrigerator.
3) Engage the ice maker to purge all of the cubes. When the last load of ice made from the water stored in the unit drops, turn off the ice maker. Lift the handle or flip the switch to "OFF" inside of the freezer.
4) Turn all temperature setting controls to "OFF."
5) Disconnect the refrigerator from the water supply line with an adjustable wrench. Expel the excess water through the water spout if you have an ice maker. Locate and remove the water filter.
6) Clean and dry the unit thoroughly. Place an open box of baking soda on one of the refrigerator shelves.
7) Open the doors of the refrigerator and prop them open with blocks of wood. Unplug the unit to complete the process.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Good to know. Usually don't have to winterize here but filed it for future reference just in case. Haven't seen that information on the residential fridge anywhere else.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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Well, FR slapped on a residential fridge without thinking ahead. Shoot first, and ask questions later. I had to contact Frigidaire directly to get an answer. I need to get a job as a program manager with FR to get their poop straight. I would have never let that slip through.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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Some Dometic RV fridges have ice makers as well so isn't restricted to residential fridges at all.

If you have an ice maker, you have to winterize it. If you don't want to do that, leave it disconnected.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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I have a Dometic with an ice maker but keep my unit in a facility that has heat. They keep if at a minimum of 55 degrees. Do you think it is necessary to winterized it?
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I have a Dometic with an ice maker but keep my unit in a facility that has heat. They keep if at a minimum of 55 degrees. Do you think it is necessary to winterized it?
Not at all. Just make sure you flush the lines thoroughly before using again next time, and maybe don't use that first couple batches of ice cubes in the spring.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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Some Dometic RV fridges have ice makers as well so isn't restricted to residential fridges at all.

If you have an ice maker, you have to winterize it. If you don't want to do that, leave it disconnected.
The restriction with residential refrigerators is that you don't have access to the back as you do with the dometics.

Duh! Of course you have to winterize it if you have an ice maker. LOL. Now, do you think my better half is not going to let me hook up the ice maker.
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Smile Winterizing fridg

I have a 2013 Georgetown XL 378 I have been looking where the water comes in to the fridg but can not find it and you get in back of it.I need to do that so i can remove water from that line. Can anybody help me? m I misssing a port hole some where instruction book does not tell you much.
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On the 351 there is a shut off valve underneath the sink. You can see the tube that goes up to the fridge, but that's it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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I have a 2013 Georgetown XL 378 I have been looking where the water comes in to the fridg but can not find it and you get in back of it.I need to do that so i can remove water from that line. Can anybody help me? m I misssing a port hole some where instruction book does not tell you much.
I have a XL 378 2014 and on mine the water valve for the fridge is accessible from a port hole inside the closet in front off the toilet bowl
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