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Post# 969124   11/20/2017 at 16:27 (362 days old) by Supersurgilator (Indiana)        

I was just wondering if any of you have had an adverse effects on machines when they are stored in an unheated area? I'm really wanting to get a SQ but the only place I can store it for now is in my garage. I emailed SQ and they said that it should be fine to store it there, just make sure it is out of sunlight. Just wondered how it has worked for some of you that have sheds and such for your machines.

Post# 969126 , Reply# 1   11/20/2017 at 16:37 (362 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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for most machines, you have to plug it in, and turn it on to remove any water in the valves.....

and pull hoses from underneath to remove all water inside, or as I do, pour in about 1/2 gallon of windshield washer fluid, and set to spin, if you can, hold the drain hose back into the machine to recirculate the solution...or use a bucket, and repeat once or twice.....

for the most part a new machine would not have water inside, but as some are tested at the factory, some may be left inside.....

Post# 969130 , Reply# 2   11/20/2017 at 17:22 (362 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Many of my neighbors go south and shut their places down for the winter. Those that have plumbers do it and those that do it themselves pour some RV anti-freeze in dishwashers and washers, plus all drains. In the spring, run hot water through and another summer is ready. Old washers, without a siphon break could have the drain hose lowered and get all the water out.

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