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    It's not all it's cracked up to be. Sent from...

    It's not all it's cracked up to be.

    Sent from my HTC0P3P7 using Tapatalk
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    Welcome to my world! I also do kitchen...

    Welcome to my world! I also do kitchen maintenance at a resort...but not in Las Vegas. Ironically, we just hired someone who'd moved here from Las Vegas to work for us. He said he did kitchen...
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    Now that I'm back on my computer, here ya go: ...

    Now that I'm back on my computer, here ya go:

    Here's the Atkins oven probe I use:...
  4. Thread: Temp probes

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    I have one which Atkins makes for their digital...

    I have one which Atkins makes for their digital thermometer I own. The probe tip is enclosed within a small perforated cylinder which has an alligator clip to secure it to an oven rack.

    They also...
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    STOPPIT! I'm just eatin' friggin' chicken again!...

    STOPPIT! I'm just eatin' friggin' chicken again! I guess I need to make a steak budget for myself, or unsubscribe from this thread!

    FWIW, I heard about something called "Tatonka Dust" recently,...
  6. I've never seen or worked on one, but maybe this...

    I've never seen or worked on one, but maybe this will help. Perhaps a break in the cycle like a stuck float or something) has the unit running in a loop to satisfy a completed auto-delime sequence...
  7. Oh...and thanks for the new term. Never heard...

    Oh...and thanks for the new term. Never heard that before. That falls into the same category as a more commonly use term - "bain-marie".
  8. Is the leak not visible (lit up) when everything...

    Is the leak not visible (lit up) when everything else is fire up? It could be a leaking pilot tube or a burner rusted through. There's not much to a griddle.

    Your picture depicts one which I can...
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    I must rescind my suggestion on ordering a long...

    I must rescind my suggestion on ordering a long one and cutting it to the length you need. I took another look at their photos and they each appear to be ROUND rods with a milled square end to fit...
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    All things FX-1*** seem to point to THIS MANUAL...

    All things FX-1*** seem to point to THIS MANUAL. The suffix letters probably describe discreet differences in the make-up of the cabinet or unit features. There's a parts breakdown in the last...
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    I just looked on PartsTOWN.com...

    I just looked on PartsTOWN.com and typed "Pitco unitrol" into their search window. I found three results. They appear to come in different rod lengths according to fryer model series. Their...
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    Awesome! I set it to block ALL advertising...

    Awesome! I set it to block ALL advertising cookies and trackers. The ads are gone now. Has the added benefit of skipping repetitive little commercials in between the news videos I watch on the...
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    Looks like it's being address by Rob M. Thanks...

    Looks like it's being address by Rob M. Thanks Rob.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1793211-Hilmore-ad/page2
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    Happening to me now too - just as the other...

    Happening to me now too - just as the other thread states. Every time I see that Hilmor ad on the screen, I can't scroll. I have to hit refresh 3-4 times to make the ad go away and get the scroll...
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    I'm actually very glad you said that. I have...

    I'm actually very glad you said that.

    I have reasons to recommend going back to Rational. Their oven racks match the others we already have (meh). Despite your experiences, with my being...
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    LOL! Thanks for that, but I'm staying put for...

    LOL! Thanks for that, but I'm staying put for the foreseeable future.

    No meeting yet to discuss combi-ovens. Other priorities have prevailed.

    I DID finally meet and converse with that Chef...
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    Never heard of PRP1000. I'll have to scope out...

    Never heard of PRP1000. I'll have to scope out their website (http://prp1000.com/)

    I can't offer much on pricing, but I'll toss you some info about quality of the parts you receive.

    I used...
  18. This works for me sometimes... ...

    This works for me sometimes...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNRCAqZGmk?start=40&end=59
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    Gawd...a sixteen hour work day makes me look at...

    Gawd...a sixteen hour work day makes me look at what you wrote cross-eyed! Not your fault...:gah:

    There's a few minor problems in your resistance readings of the elements.


    You didn't...
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    Maybe the same manual you have?...

    Maybe the same manual you have? >>http://download.partstown.com/is-bin/intershop.static/WFS/Reedy-PartsTown-Site/-/en_US/manuals/EH-10SC_spm.pdf

    For an operator's manual, it sure has some...
  21. Here's a pretty good thread that expounds on your...

    Here's a pretty good thread that expounds on your topic:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1394721-Starting-a-Hot-Side-division&highlight=hot+side+tools

    Somebody (I think it was me)...
  22. Thread: frymaster

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    ICanHas, that particular switch inside the...

    ICanHas, that particular switch inside the controller (or computer) board is dumbed-down for illustrative purposes to depict overall circuit theory without getting too deep into solid-state component...
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    You're correct. The lower float with two sets of...

    You're correct. The lower float with two sets of leads has the thermistor. The two orange wires are the heat circuit's float switch. The two black leads are the thermistor. It's illustrated on...
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    The often harsh reality for those of us that do...

    The often harsh reality for those of us that do repair work on this equipment...and something our customers may not know - is that our experience level is primarily dictated by what we see in our...
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    Well, having completed my five month long...

    Well, having completed my five month long Frymaster manual project (mentioned elsewhere), I've turned to on learning VFDs. We have them in five of our six FT900s, at least four Hobart mixers and one...
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    Yeah, you're right. I discovered that. While...

    Yeah, you're right. I discovered that. While doing my research for an in-house Frymaster tech reference manual, I stumbled upon the existence of that major parts book on Frymaster's website. ...
  27. Thread: frymaster

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    I feel for you in your situation being the...

    I feel for you in your situation being the on-call guy this weekend. They're hopping and got you doing the same to get it done. Good luck.
  28. Thread: frymaster

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    So your unit uses triacs (solid state relays) in...

    So your unit uses triacs (solid state relays) in place of the mercury contactor. I've only had the pleasure of working on those just a few times. Doesn't matter though.

    The PROBE shouldn't have...
  29. Thread: frymaster

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    Caleb, a model and serial number would be...

    Caleb, a model and serial number would be extremely helpful.

    Is it a gas or electric unit? That's important because of the differences in the circuits that send an ALARM signal to the computer.
    ...
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    Looks like an old Henny Penny 500 Pressure Fryer....

    Looks like an old Henny Penny 500 Pressure Fryer. I'm not overly experienced on those, but the weighted pressure valve and related plumbing seemed to be their biggest fallacies - as I recall.
    ...
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    Thanks. In my two day absence, another tech and...

    Thanks. In my two day absence, another tech and my supervisor already ordered the inverter. We have three of these HL200s, so I'm sure it will be required at some point.

    I'm going to add that...
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    Thanks for the reply. The timer board was brand...

    Thanks for the reply. The timer board was brand new, so wasn't considering it as bad.

    I've learned a few things since I posted this thread.

    I found an old post here from which I D/Led a...
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    Hobart Legacy HL200 mixer

    Our kitchen that's dubbed "the pastry kitchen" managed to break the controls for it in the process of making their delicate confectioneries.

    ML-134289. Standard controls with a four speed knob...
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    Pretty bad. Ordered an ice-cube relay for a...

    Pretty bad.

    Ordered an ice-cube relay for a unit once. Received it. Took it and and plugged it in. Nothing...

    Took the new relay apart. Nothing in it. No coil. No contacts. Just air.
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    FYI, Keating (a commercial cooking equipment...

    FYI, Keating (a commercial cooking equipment manufacturer) doesn't make that flame switch. They are merely one of several commercial (and domestic) cooking equipment manufacturers who put that part...
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    I hate it when that happens, especially when I...

    I hate it when that happens, especially when I was the one who brazed in the service port.:whistle:
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    In post #3 above, I'd alluded to issues with the...

    In post #3 above, I'd alluded to issues with the burner blower connector plugs. To correct myself, they're both a five-pin connector which have wires connected to its three center terminals. The...
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    From this sentence in his original post, I took...

    From this sentence in his original post, I took it that he was talking about the steam burner:



    On a problem such as his, if the ignitor came out looking good, a spark test passed and the...
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    WELL...when you'all get done with this ">>>>> I...

    WELL...when you'all get done with this ">>>>> I DON"T CARE !! <<<<<" business, I've got something important to say!

    *****scratch - scratch...BURPHPHPHP...👀

    ⊙_ʘ
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    Not really. I made that up. I couldn't help...

    Not really. I made that up. I couldn't help myself.
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    I know a guy who knows a guy who's friend's...

    I know a guy who knows a guy who's friend's brother's wife has a brother-in-law who's cousin's friend's brother is...MY friend.

    He saw this picture and laughed too.
  42. A bit a of a stretch here, but...

    A bit a of a stretch here, but...
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    So I take it you've eliminated an ignition or...

    So I take it you've eliminated an ignition or flame sensing component issue? You can hear it light up to confirm spark and gas flow? The sensing circuit is all good? You have good, clean ground...
  44. You're gettin' to be a REAL Tool-Slinger now.

    You're gettin' to be a REAL Tool-Slinger now.
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    I should probably clarify the statement that I...

    I should probably clarify the statement that I made here that...



    I'd failed to mention that the 25 psi pressure is for RINSE pressure only, so don't go adjusting the PRV until the fill cycle...
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    The actual RINSE solenoid valve is below the...

    The actual RINSE solenoid valve is below the rinse section behind the skirt panel. The valve up top is the FILL valve.

    During fill, they both energize. Once the fill cycle is complete, they both...
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    Same here. Did you happen to notice...

    Same here.




    Did you happen to notice whether the burner blower is running? The ignition module controls it too. I've had units requiring new modules just because of no output to the burner...
  48. Thread: Hobart AM 15 T

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    Well, although we have one of those, I haven't...

    Well, although we have one of those, I haven't worked on it yet. I wanted to say maybe the display board isn't connected properly or is faulty. However, you also say no operation. So, if pushing...
  49. Thread: Hobart AM 15 T

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    Well as the picture below shows, that stove looks...

    Well as the picture below shows, that stove looks like an American Range that got an Imperial knob job. :whistle:

    If you look in either manufacturer's parts manual, the center two-ring burner and...
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