Wine & Washing Machines

I have to leave a washing machine in an unheated house over the winter.
I am unsure how to drain it completely.
If I emptied a glass or two of wine into it would this serve as a protective anti-freeze ?
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Only if it's Austrian wine of a certain vintage....
cheers Richard -- Richard Sampson
email me at richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
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Ah, Hirondelle - never been cold since :-)
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RichardS wrote:

water pipes and central heating system? If there is a central heating system, why not time it to activate at a low temperature for an hour twice a day.
Terry D.
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On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:13:49 -0000, "Terry D"

Even better would be a frost thermostat. That way it would override the time control to bring the heating on whenever the temperature got into the danger zone.
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RichardS wrote:

water pipes and central heating system? If there is a central heating system, why not time it to activate at a low temperature for an hour twice a day.
Terry D.
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wrote:

antifreeze
-- Alan G "The corporate life [of society] must be subservient to the lives of the parts instead of the lives of the parts being subservient to the corporate life." (Herbert Spencer)
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... And the Po ran red
IIRC they have both been found out using glycol
--
geoff

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machine) and disconnect the in and out pipes (taking care to catch/mop up the water). You can take the top and back off, or just lay the machine on its side and get at it from underneath.
However I would have thought that frost damage was unlikely - the hoses are flexible and there is loads of play in the pump.
Also the acids in the wine are likely to do more damage than frost.
HTH Dave R
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It would make for an amusing posting next spring, when you have to ask how to recover all your white shirts which you just washed in red wine...
Reminds me of something I heard on the radio just recently... Couple away on holiday but due home. Mother-in-law decides it would be a nice idea to have dinner ready for them on their return home, so pops round to their house with a pie and puts the oven on heat up. When the oven is up to temperature, she opens the door to put the pie in, only to find that this is where they had each hidden their laptops whilst they were away on holiday...

Looking in my hotpoint drum (which is impossible to avoid at the moment as machine's in bits all over the kitchen;-), the drum outlet seems to be raise deliberately higher than the well containing the heating element, so the drum would never be completely emptied.
--
Andrew Gabriel

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outhouse for months and it worked just fine several times a week.
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On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:56:00 -0000, "Leslie Harrison"

California Chardonnay is good for this and in windscreen washer bottles.......
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