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Old 10-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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I assume that I have to open all low point drains then close them..... before I pump the pink stuff threw the system and cycle all the inside fixtures. Anything else im not thinking of? Ill have to study the bypass valves to set them correctly....and pull the water heater plug.

You can pull the plug and drain the water heater and flush it but you may want to put it back to keep spiders and such out of the tank.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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don't pull the ref. woun't go back in with out a lot of trouble .I pulled mine .thought I would not get it back in
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
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How do you ensure the water line and solenoid will be winterized?
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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How do you ensure the water line and solenoid will be winterized?
See post #6 in this thread...
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #15
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I tried calling the rv service dept for there instructions on winterizing our residential frig (whirlpool) ice maker. They said to call the manufacture...hmm.

After some reading about how other clean out or winterize their Ice Maker. I found a PDF on removing the front cover and manually cycling the ice maker to introduce antifreeze into the water line. I will be attempt to winterize our ice maker this weekend using this method. I plan to pressurize our water system with antifreeze and repeatably cycle the ice maker manually until i see pink. I'll let you know how it goes.
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I tried calling the rv service dept for there instructions on winterizing our residential frig (whirlpool) ice maker. They said to call the manufacture...hmm. After some reading about how other clean out or winterize their Ice Maker. I found a PDF on removing the front cover and manually cycling the ice maker to introduce antifreeze into the water line. I will be attempt to winterize our ice maker this weekend using this method. I plan to pressurize our water system with antifreeze and repeatably cycle the ice maker manually until i see pink. I'll let you know how it goes.
Did that. Effective but messy to clean up. I suggest you put something on the icemaker end of the fill tube to keep the pink stuff out of the tray. That's where I made my mistake and it was awful trying to clean that out. Also found that a piece of #12 solid worked best for the jumper between the two circuits. Long time ago but think it was A to D. No quoting that.

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Front cover? Where is it located? If I can manually cycle valve, I will just blow it out with air. I have a whirlpool fridge with ice maker too.
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Im speaking about the front cover of the ice maker. When its removed the area is exposed that allows a jumper wire to be inserted in order to cycle the ice maker. Caution must be used so that no damage is done to the ice maker controls. The jumper wire can only be applied for a short time. ....then removed to let the ice maker complete its cycle. Its best to find instructions on this process before attempting it. Its appears to be the best method in my case. I like pink over air...just my preference.
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Thanks for the tip. I believe the best way to winterized ice maker is to remove the solenoid. Pull fridge out and remove the darn thing and then winterize supply line. I will be doing it this Saturday so e will see what happens.
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Just a follow up on our first winterize with our new 36ckts. The water heater bypass and winterization system was really easy to use. After we finished getting pink out of all the facets we were ready to do the ice maker in our residential whirlpool frig.

Is was a breeze. I removed the shelve in the freezer and used a screwdriver to pop of the front ice maker cover. Following a tip from the duck....I removed the 3 screws that hold the ice maker in place. I used the big ice tub (upside down) to support the ice maker while it was still connected. This exposed the water feed tube. I made a small jumper out of 14 g solid wire. I inserted the jumper wire into holes T and H. Do this for about 3 seconds or until you hear a click sound. The timer wheel will continue to rotate until the cycle is complete. Note.... Do not turn the wheel by hand...it will break the system. I held an old baby bottle up to the water feed tube...the water will discharge for a few seconds. On the third cycle we got pink. I repeated this cycling five time just because it was so easy....lol. Hope this helps.
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