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Old 11-15-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
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Is making pink ice cubes the simplest/best bet?

2017 Sierra. No access to back of LG french door residential fridge. Internal Ice Maker (nothing in the door). No air compressor access. Just 1 (?) filter for all under the galley. Separate water line to fridge?

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Old 11-15-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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If you have pink stuff that freezes, I would suggest buying it elsewhere.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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If you have pink stuff that freezes, I would suggest buying it elsewhere.
I'm pretty sure Don is asking if running RV antifreeze thru the fridge ice maker is his only option to winterize it. Hopefully it won't freeze!

I'm sure I don't know- maybe a call to LG tech support?

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Old 11-15-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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Hey Don, since no one has stepped up with suggestions I'll give it a shot...
I do NOT have anything similar but there is a thread running now in the
Georgetown forum about winterizing an icemaker.
Someone there suggested to connect an air compressor to the city water
hookup and while you have some air pressure-with the fridge powered up-
you can hit the water button as you would if you were getting a glass of
cold water out of the fridge. Wait- do you have a water service in your
fridge? If you don't I'm sort of stumped too. You might be able to connect
air and get the ice maker to cycle. While it was cycling it would open the
water valve and the air would blow out the water. Then simply dry out the
ice maker cavity and you -should- be good.
IF it was me- I'd try real hard to figure out how to pull out that fridge and
remove the water line in the back and blow it out....
Maybe your dealer can help?

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Old 11-15-2016, 03:42 PM   #5
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It makes pink slushy shaped cubes, which is what the pink stuff is supposed to do, this is the easiest way to winterize the fridge.
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It makes pink slushy shaped cubes, which is what the pink stuff is supposed to do, this is the easiest way to winterize the fridge.
K - so to rehash, do NOT bother to disconnect the water line to ice maker. Remove the in-line filter canister, take out and save filter (if good), put filled water bottle in the canister, reconnect the canister, and PUSH AF, find the push/test button for the ice-maker, wait till pink comes out, then shut down fridge. Done
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RV antifreeze freezes, turns to a slush, it just does not expand like water does.
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K - so to rehash, do NOT bother to disconnect the water line to ice maker. Remove the in-line filter canister, take out and save filter (if good), put filled water bottle in the canister, reconnect the canister, and PUSH AF, find the push/test button for the ice-maker, wait till pink comes out, then shut down fridge. Done
Yes, but I never filled the bottle in the filter canister, just air, it lets you use less a/freeze.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:43 PM   #9
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On my lg ice maker i connected my air and went in to the ice maker and pressed the test button on the ice maker it self.
This makes the ice cube bucket cycle then refill. This also purges the water out so theres no waiting. Time will tell
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This is one reason we don't use the ice machine or water dispenser the other reason is the unknown water quality at camp grounds. We buy a bag or make it at home. One less maintenance issue. In my opinion residential fridges, grouted tile floors and some other features are OOOOH! and Aah! Features. That s my 2 cents
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