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Old 10-18-2006, 03:51 AM   #1
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I have a 06 MADP. This is the 1st MH I,ve had with an icemaker. How is the best or correct way to winterize it. Thanks for the help.
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I have a 06 MADP. This is the 1st MH I,ve had with an icemaker. How is the best or correct way to winterize it. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:38 AM   #3
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To; JoJim, RE; Icemaker,

This subject was covered previously, but is important enough to repeat.

There are many ways/suggestions.

I have, and still do wat I feel is the easiest and most thorough procedure.

First , I blow out all lines and tank with a small compressor,

At $3.50 a gallon, RV antifreeze is cheap and I use 10 gallons to winterize system, including icemaker.

I do not take anything apart, why tamper with something that's not leaking.

With 10 gallons in the tank , the pump will pump antifreeze through entire system.

Open each faucet/etc. until you get all antifreeze.

Put the frige on and let the icemaker go thru 5-6 cycles or until you get pure antifreeze in the icemaker and it's storage tray.

This procedure takes a little time, but there will be NO freezing.

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Old 10-18-2006, 05:59 AM   #4
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The manufacturer recommends that air (low pressure) blown through the solenoid to remove any water. This is done by removing the input line and applying AC to the solenoid and putting the icemaker through a "harvest" cycle. This should be all explained either in your owners manual for the frig or on a tag attached to the solenoid. I save time by removing the solenoid and bring it inside for the winter. Takes less time and less antifreeze. Besides I don't like antifreeze in the icemaker it takes to many times making ice to get rid of the pink color and taste. My mountain air took 3 gallons of anti freeze to winterize. My new DSDP has a washer/dryer so it will take more.
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Have never used anti in ice maker, disconnect tubing to valve drained line. Use sponge to remove water from ice maker and dry with paper towels. I leave tube disconnected from valve put tape on openings so no bugs or such can't get in. You can use air pressure with wire handle down if you think all the water didn't drain out.
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Everybody seems to be missing the most obvious solution to winterproofing the ice maker (and other easily forgotton things).

Go to very Southern Texas, Florida, or Arizona for the Winter!
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It looks like my smart-alec comment killed the entire thread. Sorry about that. Sometime I think I'm a wit. I'm gennerally half right.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:45 AM   #8
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Actually Ken, I don't think it was a thread killer at all....I hadn't checked this thread as I'm hoping to follow your comments literally!!

Other than an unplanned trek to Nappanee, I'm not planning on having to do ANY cold weather sleepovers, so winterization won't be necessary.
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