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Old 09-30-2020, 05:46 PM   #1
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Residential Fridge & Winter Storage

In a few weeks I'll be putting the DP to bed for the winter.

What is the proper way to store the residential fridge? Same as an absorption fridge with the door open for air circulation?

I can leave it on as it will be plugged into a 20amp circuit to maintain batteries, etc, but I see no reason to leave the fridge running all winter.

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If it has an ice maker and water dispenser just be sure to run some water through the unit when you do your regular winterizing. Next spring change the little water filter when you dewinterize it. Easy peazy.
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I turn mine off and leave the doors cracked so the inside can get ventilation. I remove the ice maker solenoid valve and store it inside a heated area so it can not freeze. Some people use antifreeze to protect it instead.
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Personally, when you winterize. I just use 20lb air to blow out the complete MH Potable water system. I disconnect the water line to the ice maker solenoid with the ice maker arm up and let it drain out. You can also blow air thru the ice maker/water in the door line, just press the button with a cup to get water until you get air, then leave all the doors cracked to get circulation.
Don't forget the Washing machine and dishwasher either. They both store a little bit of water and need blowing out or draining.
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Thanks all!

It does have an icemaker, which has never been connected so no problem there.

I have the dishwasher feed shut off and the heating reservoir drained, but will open the feed once I officially winterize with antifreeze.

Good info, just wasn't sure about how to best store a res fridge.
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