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DutchmenSport

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Posted: 11/10/19 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you live in it, and still want to use the "pink stuff", as stated above, then simply turn off the shut-off valve that runs to the refrigerator and disconnect the line running running to the refrigerator and let gravity drain it. Then bleed the water that runs to the shut off valve until it turns pink.

When unwinterizing, run clear water to the shut off valve until there is no more foam or after taste. Once clear, reconnect the line to the shut off valve and and run normally again.

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Posted: 11/10/19 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whats to stop you from installing a shut off in the water line?


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IF your refer has a built in filter, the filter will remove the PINK in the Antifreeze and you will see clear water. Do NOT know if this degrades the operation and freeze point of the Antifreeze. Doug

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We have a GE Residential Fridge with an ice maker only. I have read online and watched videos for other refrigerators that have a button or a solenoid that can be jumped to force the ice maker to demand water, but there is nothing in the owners manual about either and I haven't been able to find one looking at the fridge.

Anyway, what I do is just winterize the rest of the RV, then with a mostly full bottle of antifreeze, I just leave the pump on with the suction tube still in the bottle. I leave the fridge on and wait. The first tray of cubes to come out are usually pink ice cubes, then eventually, it'll be mostly slush coming out. Once it is all slush, I know all the water is out and I am done.

When it comes time to de-winterize, we usually wait a few days of making ice cubes, throwing them out as they are made. Then after a few days, all the anti-freeze taste is gone.

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Thanks guy’s, done.


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Posted: 11/12/19 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My residential fridge has a water reservoir for chilled water. It's not on the ice tray circuit. Don't you have to winterize that too?

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