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Old 03-04-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Winterization Fail

So my first attempt at winterizing with air appears to be a massive failure. Connected city water today, thought everything was fine until I saw water start pouring out from the refrigerator vent outside, and from underneath it inside. Apparently the line that feeds the ice maker back behind the fridge (Dometic 1350) split somewhere, so I'm trying to figure out how to deal with that.

I found the shut off for the icemaker, and now I can run water to the unit with no leaks, but I'd really like to fix it since having ice is nice

So I'm trying to figure out what exactly I have to do to pull this fridge out. I located four screws (two at the top and two at the bottom) which screw the frame of the fridge into the wood around it and removed those, but it still won't budge and I don't want to apply any force until I know for sure that there's nothing else to disconnect.

Also opened the vent and see a bunch of stuff in there...but no clue whether I need to do anything in there. I took some photos to show what I'm talking about and am hoping someone can help. Thanks guys...
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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Be very careful taking it out you will have gas lines, 12v and 120v electrical hooked up to it.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:08 PM   #3
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Sorry can't help with removal process but I am keeping a eye on this one as I have the same fridge. But what I pass along to you in the future you need to remove the two lines from the water solenoid ( picture of valve with brown and white wires going to it) and let the water drain from them when you are winterizing, I actually remove the whole valve for winter. Good luck .
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I was looking at some Youtube videos and it seems like this is going to be a colossal amount of work because it looks like you have to remove a whole bunch of things from the back - gas, electric, etc. etc. etc. Looks like I'll be picking of bags of ice...
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I was looking at some Youtube videos and it seems like this is going to be a colossal amount of work because it looks like you have to remove a whole bunch of things from the back - gas, electric, etc. etc. etc. Looks like I'll be picking of bags of ice...
or you can make your own ice using one of those (the old way) using bottle water....
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or you can make your own ice using one of those (the old way) using bottle water....
Bet you can buy a whole lot of these for a lot less than fixing the water line
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Hmmmmm what is that odd blue plastic looking thing?!
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Hmmmmm what is that odd blue plastic looking thing?!
It's a mold for making fire starter blocks.

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It is probably the solenoid that split. It shouldn't be too hard to replace.

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