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Old 10-27-2004, 10:11 AM   #8
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Default One more thing!!

One more thing you need to at least check. In addition to the drain on your dishwasher you need to winterize the hot water supply to it. It has a valve that is similar to the refrigerator/ice maker valve. It opens and closes at the beginning of each cycle to fill the dishwasher tub with hot water. If you have a flexible supply hose, you'll need to disconnect it, turn the dishwasher on and either let it drain or put a small burst of compressed air in the hose to blow the trapped water out. A small compressor from Sears or Home Depot is worth it's weight in gold when winterizing a cottage. Don't trust the fact that all the water will run out. I hook mine up to an outside faucet and blow all the faucets and other supply lines one by one.
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