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Old 10-10-2017, 03:55 AM   #1
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Winterize residential fridge ice maker

I have a 2016 Quantum PD31 with a residential refrigerator with an ice maker. When winterizing the coach do I have to do anything special with the ice maker?
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:58 AM   #2
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Yes,last thing I do.After all lines are winterized.Put hose in rv antifreeze and make ice till its pink.Done.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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It could be a couple of hours before you see the pink. You can speed up the process by removing the cover of the ice maker and forcing it to cycle the antifreeze through. If you use a short insulated 14 gauge wire and jump the T and H holes of the ice maker this will force it to cycle. Caution the wire needs to be insulated as your dealing with 120 volts. It could take 3 to 4 cycles before you see the pink stuff come through. Wait between the cycles...remove the jumper when you hear a click on each cycle.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:33 PM   #4
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Any way to just blow out the water with air?
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your help.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:07 PM   #6
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Yes... you can blow out the lines. I always blow out all lines with the ice maker off then turn it on and leave the air pressure applied until there are no more cubes. It takes a few hours to run through all the freeze cycles. The last cube will be just a sliver. Then you're done.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:08 PM   #7
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I use no pink stuff except for the drains.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:43 PM   #8
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It could be a couple of hours before you see the pink. You can speed up the process by removing the cover of the ice maker and forcing it to cycle the antifreeze through. If you use a short insulated 14 gauge wire and jump the T and H holes of the ice maker this will force it to cycle. Caution the wire needs to be insulated as your dealing with 120 volts. It could take 3 to 4 cycles before you see the pink stuff come through. Wait between the cycles...remove the jumper when you hear a click on each cycle.

PETERRR!!! Thanks for making this post about winterizing the ice maker! I wasn't going to winterize our new MH "Myself" this first year. But, I found the RV shops booked up and we are leaving for Mexico tomorrow! The ice maker is cycling right now. I'm just sitting here letting it do it's thing. The water just turned pink the last cycle.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:46 PM   #9
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I use no pink stuff except for the drains.
I used compressed air in our old MH. But, being in a hurry to get this done, I just sucked anti-freeze thru the system. I'll get my research done for a good connection point for air next year.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:55 PM   #10
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General winterize question, if you do air is there also drains to open in the water lines? What about the water tank and pump?
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #11
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General winterize question, if you do air is there also drains to open in the water lines? What about the water tank and pump?
There are 'low point' drains on hot and cold... Ask Thor for plumbing diagrams for your rig to see where...
But I have never opened them...

I do open and drain the fresh water tank certainly...

Never did anything special with water pump when winterizing by air... thinking bout that one...

Whether air or antifreeze for potable plumbing - antifreeze always goes in drains.

I've winterized by air... and antifreeze - and certainly was in subzero weather.
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