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Old 04-08-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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I have a side by side refer/freezer with ice and water in the door. It is a pain to winterize and I would like to know how I can best disable the water from going to the ice maker.

I am thinking that installation of a turn-off valve would be the most effective.

What about disconnecting the solenoid? That would handle power, I believe, but I want the water shut off too.

What do you recommend?
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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I have a side by side refer/freezer with ice and water in the door. It is a pain to winterize and I would like to know how I can best disable the water from going to the ice maker.

I am thinking that installation of a turn-off valve would be the most effective.

What about disconnecting the solenoid? That would handle power, I believe, but I want the water shut off too.

What do you recommend?
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Im not sure but I THINK mine has a water valve in the outside access panel
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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My water filter for the ice maker is under the bathroom sink and has a shut off valve on the small line coming out of the filter. I dont know about turning off the power to it, must have a fuse someplace.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:57 PM   #5
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I can turn the water off going to the icemaker under the sink. The valve is just after the water filter.

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If you are storing the coach in freezing weather, you will want to remove the water from inside the water vlave. There are a couple of ways to do this but the most simple is to have the ref. on; i/m in off position, turn off water supply to i/M, remove the outlet hose from valve and then turn the ice maker back on. this will allow the i/m to go thru a harvets cycle and open the water valve allowing the water in it out. Otherwise you will have to keep some heat in there to prvent freezing.
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Hi Gordon,

A piece of advice from one who has been there-- My Dometic ice maker has ruined my laminate flooring near the fridge. Dometic has a heated fill plastic fill tube, after the solenoid valve. It goes up the rear of the fridge and into the icemaker from the top. It has a thermostat that turns it on at 32F. Apparently after several seasons of operation ( the rig is an '02) it decided to "crystalize" the tubing. After I discovered the problem the floor was ruined. I installed a new fill tube assembly and immediately removed the 3 amp fuse that powers the heating element- the element is enclosed in a black plastic cover the length of the fill tube. I decided that a bag of ice in the hopper is a lot cheaper, and a heck of a lot less aggrevating, then repairing the rig all the time. I don't know if I'll ever use it again.

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Old 05-03-2007, 07:22 PM   #8
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Hi, My rig is 01 discovery. After winterizing with RV antifreeze I can't get the sickening sweet smell and taste out of the ice. I've flush everything but no effect. Is there something I'm not seeing. Thanks Jim
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