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Old 05-11-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Residential fridge care

We have a residential fridge in our new MH, is there anything we should do between trips? When it goes to storage do we just turn it off? Do we do anything with the filter? Anything need to be done with the ice maker? Thanks...
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We prop the doors open with a couple couch cushions. Otherwise the fridge is off and the ice maker is emptied and also turned off. And it's totally empty of course.
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We leave ours on 24/7/365 as my DW ALWAYS overbuys at the store so we need extra refer/freezer space! Handy to have the rig right next to the house too.
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We read somewhere to put crinkled up newspaper in the refrigerator & freezer during storage to keep it fresh.

We stored ours for 2 months this winter & it stayed fresh.
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Clean, dry and ventilated, to avoid mold. Emptying the ice maker is good, if practical. If you shut off the water to the ice maker and let it run a couple ice cycles, the cubes remove the water for you.
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In addition, the filter should be removed and if you're not going to replace it with a new one, put it in a zip lock bag and store in your home freezer.

Once empty and at ambient temperature, washing the inside with a mild soap solution will remove any food particles and/or any other unwanted stuff and will even remove scuff marks. Rinse and dry completely. Keep the doors open to eliminate mold.

During winterization, I always remove the water line from the ice maker and drain it and then blow out the line (along with all the other water lines) with 40 lbs of air pressure, keeping in mind to allow the ice maker's refill arm to be in the down position.

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We read somewhere to put crinkled up newspaper in the refrigerator & freezer during storage to keep it fresh.

We stored ours for 2 months this winter & it stayed fresh.
Our old RV club had an 11 acre campground and pavilion. Also had two refers that had to be stored above flood level every year. Always put crumpled newspaper and charcoal briquets in them for storage. Never had to clean them other than just to sanitize them for food storage.
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Thanks for all the good info!
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