Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2018, 08:40 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Residential Refridge Winterization

Good morning!
I have a residential fridge in my Georgetown XL. This is the third season I have winterized it. However this year I cannot get the antifreeze to advance up through the door. It simply hums as if it is trying.
Antifreeze is already through the rest of the lines, the water pump will run if I turn on a faucet but not for the refridge.
Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have a solution?
I thank you in advance!
__________________

scusset1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 08:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Cypressloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta - East of the Rockies, West of the Rest
Posts: 1,637
If your fridge has a water filter you'll want to remove it and if the fridge does not have a water dispenser it may take a few minutes for the icemaker to activate and fill the ice trays. That's pretty much all I can think off.
__________________

__________________
2018 RAM 5500 Laramie CC
Riverstone Legacy 38RE, 960 Watt Solar, 6x6 Volt AGM Battery Bank, Freedom SW 3012 Inv/Charger
Cypressloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: payson, az
Posts: 1,925
a couple of thoughts

many of the water lines supplying water to the residential refrigerator have an on/off valve in them that can be used to shut off water flow into the refrigerator. is yours possibly closed? were you able to get water out of the refrigerator before you winterized it? if so valve s/b open.

if the valve is open and you have water pressure (either city water of via pump) it should flow right through the refrigerator.

also, have you already taken the refrigerator water filter out? many models require a filter installed to allow water to flow. if you want to take the filter out (so it does not get antifreeze in it) you may have to install a dummy filter cartridge or bypass plug to allow water (antifreeze) through where the filter would be.
__________________
2015 cardinal model 3825fl
2015 dodge ram 3500 dually
CHICKDOE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #4
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 7,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cypressloser View Post
If your fridge has a water filter you'll want to remove it and if the fridge does not have a water dispenser it may take a few minutes for the icemaker to activate and fill the ice trays. That's pretty much all I can think off.
Depends on the fridge model. Mine must have the filter in place to run water (or antifreeze) through (if you don't have a bypass cartridge to install). I usually use the current one to flow antifreeze through and install a new one in the spring. If I know I'm going to be dewinterizing and winterizing again during the winter months (travel south), I will use an old one that I've saved for just such purpose and install the good one once I'm dewinterized.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
2017 Jeep Rubicon Recon toad
Nights Camped 2019 - 17
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 09:25 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Filter is installed

Thanks Buddy! The filter is installed yet no antifreeze will get that far.
I can see it in the clear line that goes through the bathroom closet but it doesn't come out the door.
scusset1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: payson, az
Posts: 1,925
do you have an in door water dispenser or only an ice maker? if you have a water dispenser and have water pressure it should flow when you activate the water dispenser. that means you have you pump set to suck antifreeze out of the bottle. if only an ice maker you need to allow the refrigerator to run a few cycles of ice while the line is sucking antifreeze. i do not know how to do that if power is not available such as in our storage lot.
__________________
2015 cardinal model 3825fl
2015 dodge ram 3500 dually
CHICKDOE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:07 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
In Door water dispenser

Hi, Thanks! Yes, I have an in-door water and ice dispenser but can't get any antifreeze to come out.
scusset1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:18 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4
The line is supposed to be open. I used it a couple of weeks ago and it was flowing fine. I am thinking a water pressure problem from the pump? Unless I open a water line the pump only hums. When i open the faucet the pump kicks on. Possibly not enough pressure? Your thoughts...
sandcadi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:20 AM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 7,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by scusset1 View Post
Thanks Buddy! The filter is installed yet no antifreeze will get that far.
I can see it in the clear line that goes through the bathroom closet but it doesn't come out the door.
Are you getting anything through the dispenser? As a side note, the filter will remove all color from the antifreeze, so it will come out clear as water.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
2017 Jeep Rubicon Recon toad
Nights Camped 2019 - 17
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 10:22 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4
Nothing, Not even air.
__________________

sandcadi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fridge, winter

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 AM.