Yeh, do that .... then run for the hills!!! :D
Originally posted by baub
It sounds like you are low on charge, the TXV is starving, and suction pressure is dropping too fast. The pressure control is closing, and sending power to the solid state timer, a few minutes, then bam, into harvest.
Try this. Disconnect the wire from the pressure control to the timer. Let the machine run in ice making mode for 30-40 minutes. If it makes a full slab, great. If the top or bottom cells (can't remember which) are very hollow or empty, you are low on charge or have a bad txv.