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Judy1187

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Posted: 10/17/11 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just finished winterizing the MH. Today I read the instructions on the splendine washer and realiized I didn't do it quite right. It says to first run cold water until you see it in the drum. Then spin it out and do the same with hot water. I just set the temp on warm thinking water would come thru both lines. This saves steps, but does it do the job? It could be costly if I'm wrong!

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You SHOULD be OK. However I do it like the book says just to make sure that both the hot and cold solenoid valves are working. If you put the dial on warm you will get water but if one of the valves is not working you won't know it.


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I wouldn't count on 'warm' doing the job. Best solution is to turn off the hot water line and select 'cold', running it until you see the antifreeze in the drum. Drain the drum and then do the same thing with the cold water off and the hot on and 'hot' selected. That's the only way to guarantee that both hot and cold solenoid valves get properly winterized (I speak from experience here).


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cbeierl wrote:

I wouldn't count on 'warm' doing the job. Best solution is to turn off the hot water line and select 'cold', running it until you see the antifreeze in the drum. Drain the drum and then do the same thing with the cold water off and the hot on and 'hot' selected. That's the only way to guarantee that both hot and cold solenoid valves get properly winterized (I speak from experience here).

yes but your using antifreeze and OP is using water as per instructions hes readng

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Posted: 10/17/11 09:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Judy1187 wrote:

We just finished winterizing the MH. Today I read the instructions on the splendine washer and realiized I didn't do it quite right. It says to first run cold water until you see it in the drum. Then spin it out and do the same with hot water. I just set the temp on warm thinking water would come thru both lines. This saves steps, but does it do the job? It could be costly if I'm wrong!


You're right, it can get costly unless you can make the replacement yourself after it freezes and breaks.

I did mine that way with the warm setting as the manual said to do in 2004 when the coach was new for the first winter and had water leaks the next spring. Splendid then sent me new instructions, do it once with the cold setting and again with the hot setting. They furnished the replacement piece and I was able to replace the broken one. Since there is no hot water coming from the water heater the warm setting gets no pink stuff through the hot channel and leaves plain water setting there. It's all plastic on that water director and any water left in there will freeze and break.

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It's an $1100 gamble. Do you feel lucky? ;-)


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