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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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ice maker

We are looking at a unit with ice maker and water dispenser. My question is why would it be in a 4 season unit if you can not use it in the cold? Is there any way of protecting line without blowing it out and unhooking it? Affraid it will freeze going down road.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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The icemaker has a heat strip in the water line FROM the solenoid to the icemaker and it is also wrapped around the solenoid. So, if you are using the trailer, there will be power to run the heat strip. A problem can arise in the line feeding the solenoid--it usually is not protected by a heat strip. Also, if your fridge is located in a slide, there may be a section of water feed line that is exposed to outside temps--that seems to be left to the owner to figure out how to protect it.
As for myself--if I happen to be out in temps that may cause a line freezeup, I just turn the icemaker of, drain the feed line and make ice the old-fashioned way--with trays.
This is in reference to DRV models only, not too familiar how other mfgs try to handle this.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info I just didn't want to carry another countertop ice maker along. Since we seem to be in colder weather most of the time.
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