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I want to winterize a washing machine in a Maine cottage. How do I get the water out of the mixing valve..? I thought I had completed the job,but,the mixing valve burst during the winter las tyear.. thanks for you help...

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  • dchamb4312 Sep 04, 2010

    Not a good solution..I indicated I wanted to know how to remove water from the valve..I turn the

    electricity OFF during the winter..Thanks Dave Chambers



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The best way to winterize the mixer valve is to purchase a
warming strip and wrap it around or under the valve.
Some refrigerators have these strips inserted into the drain
of the freezer to keep it the drain from freezing.
They use a negligble amt of electricity and they will plug into the
socket behind the washer.
You can probably find one of these at your local appliance parts
store. But you have to ask for a drain warming strip.
also i think the major lumber yards will have these warming strips.(Lowes,Home Depot,etc.)
Thanks for using me to help. I am happy to assist.
Let me know if you need any other info.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • Leo Ponder
    Leo Ponder Sep 04, 2010

    Sorry, I didn't know that. The only way I could advise is to remove the mixer valve.

    Or make sure the hoses are removed so there is no pressure .

    One sure way would be to take off the hoses and blow compressed air into the va

    lve openings.

    You also may lay it down on its back and let the water drip out.

    Hope this helps.



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