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Old 10-31-2014, 04:15 AM   #41
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winterize residential fridge icemaker

I wrote to Redwood on this. They said "Pretty much the same way as the rest of the coach. You can run antifreeze through the line and then flush by making ice until you no longer are making colored cubes." I assume this means to run antifreeze into the icemaker. The only way I can figure out to do this is to get the freezer cold enough to make ice and then to winterize the whole system. Once the lines are full of antifreeze, the icemaker will eventually pass enough pink through the solenoid valve to protect the system. Then turn off the icemaker at the controls at the top of the fridge and plan our next trip! At least this doesn't require me to take the icemaker apart or to try to move the fridge to get at the back.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:46 PM   #42
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Is it ok to cover the holes in the bottom refrigerator outside panel in the winter? I think there is enough heat from the evaporator tank to keep the ice maker lines from freezing, if outside air is kept out of that compartment.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #43
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Ok, I read this WHOLE thread and the answer is obvious: Fill the icemaker line with Bourbon: DUH.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:05 PM   #44
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Ok, I read this WHOLE thread and the answer is obvious: Fill the icemaker line with Bourbon: DUH.
that works!
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:37 PM   #45
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:24 PM   #46
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I think John's icemaker line froze and split - in Texas no less
It certainly did - and is still split according to testing it after my last service

but since we are very part-timers, we just buy ice...
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:29 PM   #47
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Just saw this for winterizing the ice maker on a residential refrigerator. What a novel idea that Redwood should incorporate. Not sure whey they insisted on re-inventing the wheel when residential fridges have been around for a while.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:32 PM   #48
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Just saw this for winterizing the ice maker on a residential refrigerator. What a novel idea that Redwood should incorporate. Not sure whey they insisted on re-inventing the wheel when residential fridges have been around for a while.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:09 AM   #49
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Hey...as a manufacturer, you don't want to do it all at once. Need to save the additional "options" for future models!

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Just saw this for winterizing the ice maker on a residential refrigerator. What a novel idea that Redwood should incorporate. Not sure whey they insisted on re-inventing the wheel when residential fridges have been around for a while.

WHAT a step in the right direction



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Have a 2015 36RL with residential fridge and ice maker hose is outside under the slide and wrapped with foam insulation. Was in Knoxville in January when temp went down to 12 and stayed below freezing for 3 days. The line froze and I was anticipating having to replace it in warmer weather. When temp got back above freezing the ice maker started working again. I checked several times daily looking for leaks but never found any. So, I guess RW is using water lines that won't crack when frozen or I just had a lucky experience.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:39 PM   #52
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Smile ice maker line repair 2012 36RE

Ice maker line finally split open near the fitting going into the fridge,

now eventually getting some parts to re plumb the line i like the blue or clear air line job any body else did this repair? more heavy duty

how long is the ice maker line in lenght ? plus the inner sleeves ,compression rings , and a compression fitting

2012 36RE

gonna replace the thin wall cheesy oem style vinyl water line ,

the air line idea seems to be more rugged

or a piece of the braided ice maker line from lowes

what lenght approx ?

25 feet seems a bit long? just trying to preplan this repair

please advise
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Ice maker line finally split open near the fitting going into the fridge,

now eventually getting some parts to re plumb the line i like the blue or clear air line job any body else did this repair? more heavy duty

how long is the ice maker line in lenght ? plus the inner sleeves ,compression rings , and a compression fitting

2012 36RE

gonna replace the thin wall cheesy oem style vinyl water line ,

the air line idea seems to be more rugged

or a piece of the braided ice maker line from lowes

what lenght approx ?

25 feet seems a bit long? just trying to preplan this repair

please advise
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I purchased the 20' braided line from Lowes almost a year ago. I just haven't taken the time to try to pull the underbelly down to fish it from under sink - out frame and into slide, not to mention the problems having to remove the frig from its cabinet to access the connection point. The factory service guys found it pinched under the frame, so they replaced it with the same (poly pipe) back in March.
One day I will get motivated to just get it done.
Good luck with yours!!
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Ice maker line has been the only thing I've had to fix since we bought used beginning of August. The pinhole leak was caused by abrasion on the frame. I capped off the line at the faucet since the shutoff valve didn't work completely but will replace with the braided line from Lowe's and put the foam insulation wrap where the line runs underneath.
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[QUOTE=Rogerfish;64697]Have a 2015 36RL with residential fridge and ice maker hose is outside under the slide and wrapped with foam insulation. Was in Knoxville in January when temp went down to 12 and stayed below freezing for 3 days. The line froze and I was anticipating having to replace it in warmer weather. When temp got back above freezing the ice maker started working again. I checked several times daily looking for leaks but never found any. So, I guess RW is using water lines that won't crack when frozen or I just had a lucky experience.[/QUOTE

the norcold line just split out of the blue while i was working on some plumbing on the other side right were it goes into fridge valve just started spraying so turned off at sink valve

now to gather parts for the repair

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this gates 1/4" Air hose should work its blue in color,

white would be better

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has air line with the fittings

maybe i can couple together to the old line and pull it thru and cut to lenght and add fittings ?

the air line is tough stuff that cut to exact lenght strong as

the braided line has crimped end fittings of predetermined lenght
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