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Old 10-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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What is the correct way to winterize an icemaker, how do you add antifreeze?

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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You don't use anti-freeze in the ice maker. Instead, drain it completely.
You do run anti-freeze to the valve prior to the line going to
the ice maker. And you will flush the anti-freeze from this line
prior to using it in the spring. The ice maker itself is designed to
handle freezing water, but I always blot any water from the
freeze trays with a towel before storage.
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No need to just disconnect the water lines into valve and let hoses drain.
Use sponge or paper towels to remove water from ice tray.
You can use air to blow out lines and control valve.
Here is more info for winter fun and winterizing.
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I don't agree with "007" and the method of blowing out the lines with air.
I've heard numerous stories of freeze damage with this process. Today's
equipment is far to complicated for this. I've seen units where the
low point drain is not the low point in the system, due to sloppy
construction. I always use the fresh water antifreeze method, it only
takes 6 gallons or so, and always works !
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I use AF for the coach, just not the ice maker. I just disconnect the water line on both sides of the solenoid. The one to the fridge gravity drains fine. Then I shake the water out of the solenoid. Pump the AF until it comes out the suppy line then shut valve off under kitchen sink. In Spring, after AF is flushed I just connect the supply line to the solenoid. Doing this for years and never a problem. No nasty tasting ice and trying to figure out to get the AF out of the tray.
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Thank you it is done.

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