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Old 10-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Winterizing washer/dryer

We have a '05 Itasca Suncruiser with a washer/dryer combo that we had never used until recently. As far as I know it had never been used. The valves to turn on the water are located behind the unit, which are very difficult to access from the bathroom. (Very, very tight to get your hand in there).

I use the pink stuff to winterize but I don't know how I am going to get it into those lines. What is the procedure?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-17-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Don't know if this is the recommended way or not, but last year I shut off the water, added some pink anti-freeze in the drum then ran it through a wash cycle. This opens the fill valve and lets anti-freeze into the valve and drains some, but probably not all of the water out of the line. When it goes through the drain cycle the anti freeze also gets into the pump and the drain line.
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Just run the W/D through a couple cycles with the pink stuff in the supply lines. Repeat with fresh water in the spring and you are good to go.
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The manual tells how to do it. The whole thing takes five minutes. We sold the MH so I don't have it available.
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From the Splendide manual (if you use the optional method, you don't have to turn off the faucets):

Winterization Instructions

To winterize your washer-dryer:
1. With the machine power OFF, pour quart of RV-type antifreeze into the washer drum
2. Close the door. Advance the Program Selector knob to a SPIN position
3. Press ON/OFF Button (IN). Wait 1-2 minutes
4. Press ON/OFF Button (OUT). Unplug the washer-dryer from the electrical outlet (or disconnect
power)
5. Turn the water supply faucets OFF. Disconnect the inlet hoses from the faucets. Drain any remaining
water from the hoses. Finished!

Optional RV Winterization - If you’re currently pumping antifreeze through the fresh
water system, follow these steps to winterize:
1. With the machine power OFF, turn the WASH TEMP knob to HOT
2. Advance the Program Selector knob to REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty
3. Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and let the machine fi ll until antifreeze is in the drum
4. Advance Program Selector to a RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink)
5. Advance Program Selector to a SPIN position. Let the antifreeze drain from the drum
6. Advance Program Selector to RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink)
7. Turn the WASH TEMP knob to COLD
8. Advance the Program Selector knob to REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty
9. Let the machine fi ll until you see antifreeze in the drum
10. Advance the Program Selector knob to RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink)
11. Advance the Program Selector knob to SPIN. Let the antifreeze drain from the drum
12. Press the ON/OFF button (OUT). Finished!

To use again, flush the water pipes, then:
1. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the corresponding HOT/COLD faucets. Turn the faucets ON.
(NOTE: Check the water inlet hoses and pump periodically. Refer to the “Use & Care Guide” that
came with the machine)
2. Plug the washer-dryer into an appropriate electrical outlet (or reconnect power supply)
3. With the ON/OFF button in the off (OUT) position, pour 1/2 TBSP. of powder detergent (or liquid
equiv.) into the ‘Detergent’ compartment inside the Dispenser Drawer
4. Advance the Program Selector knob to an EXPRESS cycle
5. Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and allow the machine to run through the complete cycle to clean
out any remaining antifreeze. Finished!
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