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Old 01-03-2016, 10:37 PM   #15
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If you are worried about smells and such, (this is a mover's trick) get some of the dw old clean nylons, cut to length to hold about 1 1/2 cup of coffee grounds, and put in each compartment of the unit, 2in the refrigerator if it is large. I've been doing this in my dead not so cold for a good 7 months now, (deciding what to do with it) no problems except the smell of coffee when I open the doors.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:14 PM   #16
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Thanks again to all. Heber Eason hit it on the nail. Outside access there was a 110 box with the fridge wire plugged in. All I had to do was unplug the wire.
Do you guys leave the faucets on or off during storage? I thought if leave on then head from the air condition can get in.....does this make sense?


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Old 01-04-2016, 03:19 PM   #17
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No, it doesn't make sense. Head from an air conditioner?
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Sorry, I meant if you leave the faucets on then heat from inside RV can travel through pipes and less chance for freezing.


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Old 01-05-2016, 08:22 AM   #19
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Residential Fridge Question

A diluted bleach solution wiped on this inside of the fridge will prevent any mold from growing. Bleach is the only substance I have found to kill mold or keep it from occurring.

In the spring, a lemon scented cleaner without bleach wiped inside the fridge will eliminate any residual bleach odors.

BTW, I always winterize using the pink RV antifreeze, even in our mild Georgia winters. At about $10 and 20 minutes of time, I figure it's cheap insurance.

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I meant if you leave the faucets on then heat from inside RV can travel through pipes and less chance for freezing
Open or closed won't have much effect on the heat flow (or not) from the surroundings into and through the water lines. Especially on empty pipes. Any heat is conducted through the pipe since there is no liquid inside and air is a poor conduit for heat. Besides, you blew out the water with compressed air, right? So what's to freeze?
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:03 AM   #21
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I leave all the faucets closed and a charge of compressed air, about 30 psi, in the lines. In the spring before I add water to the coach I'll open a faucet and it the air charge is gone I know I have a leak somewhere that I'll need to find before adding water.

Concerning the residential fridge, did you drain the ice maker water supply line?
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Agree. Thanks.


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I did drain the ice maker line.


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When we stored a couple refers for the winter we dried them out and put wadded up newspapers and added a few plain (not self lighting ones) charcoal briquettes, then taped the door shut. Did that for many years
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Unplugged is best, Easy fix = tape the switch on the door frame. We always leave the door ajar...
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Hi all need your help again please.
I just winterized our MH home using compressed air. Hope did it correctly as this was the first time I did it myself.
We do have access to 50 amp power where we are storing our coach. I have turn the fridge off and would like to leave the door open. I have been told that if fridge is off and the door is closed then mold will form and fridge will smell.
Since I have the house and chassis electric switch on the fridge light stays on (although on off). I tried to take the light bulb off, but seems to be a bit involved. Can I just trip,the fuse to off instead? Or this causes other issues?
If the answer is yes then how should I do this as our fuses are the small round buttons that you push in when tripped.


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http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/...ire_181559.pdf

Look in the diagram under the inverter breaker section. The "YEL" breaker is for the frig. Your 120VAC breaker panel is in two sections. The right hand section is for the inverter.

Just a word of caution. When you shut the frig down there is a good chance that the drain for the freezer will plug up by the time winter is over. If it does you will see ice form under the bottom of the freezer drawer and you may see frost. On thee back wall of the freezer is a vent area. I had to pull the drawer out to get to it. With the frig off, use a hair dryer to warm the vent area. Once the ice is gone use a low psi setting, about 10#, on a compressor and force air through the drain found on the left hand side.

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