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  1. still going strong - 2 years later

    Update: still got the machine and after the E.P.R. valve repair it's still working like a champ for the last 2 summers.
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    Craigslist is a good place to look for second...

    Craigslist is a good place to look for second hand drinks machines (ebay has them too). Especially now with the recession, lots of smaller coffee shops are closing and selling off their equipment at...
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    Whipped out the '430 this Christmas 'cause I had...

    Whipped out the '430 this Christmas 'cause I had an idea I just had to test: eggnog...frozen.

    So, got a couple gallons from Costco and fired up the machine. Holy cow, talk about a creamy...
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    Frozen Margarita Machine Recipe

    After a summer of experimenting with my Taylor 430 frozen drink machine, I wanted to share my personal easy mix recipe for margaritas. It always gets praise from my guests and can be made quickly...
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    Also there are certified techs on this forum for...

    Also there are certified techs on this forum for the Taylor with intimate working knowledge of the mechanics who can point you in the right direction if something should not work as expected or go...
  6. fixed - fingers crossed

    Thanks for the reply nickellhead, the tech came back today and did a nitrogen charge (to around 400 psi) and sprayed soap solution to find the leak as you suggested. The primary expansion valve was...
  7. update

    Got a tech to visit from the local Taylor distributor in DFW. He confirmed the model is 10 years old (1998). He pumped down a vacuum - it kinda held, but did start to creep up some after a few...
  8. thanks for the tip!

    thanks for the tip!
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    Tim, probably a dumb question, but have you...

    Tim, probably a dumb question, but have you recently replaced the rubber o-ring and seal on the beater shaft? Both are included as part of the standard X39969 tune-up kit. Even though they might...
  10. Taylor 430 Margarita Machine - needs recharging?

    Hi, I just got a Taylor 430-12 and freeze times are maybe 3x longer than expected. I noticed that the condenser runs hot at the very top (inlet) but mid-way down, there's very little heat being...
  11. Dallas is usually hotter and the humidity lower...

    Dallas is usually hotter and the humidity lower than the more southern TX cities. Houston is all about humidity, so I'd say not oversizing is far more critical there as you get conditions like 98F...
  12. For comparison, my house is a 4250 sqft 2 story...

    For comparison, my house is a 4250 sqft 2 story in DFW built in late '05, it has 8.5 tons split as ~ 3.5 upstairs, 5 down. It struggled when the outside hit ~108, otherwise it's fine. I have all...
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    DFW contractor for pool A/C mod?

    Hi Guys,

    I have a non-standard home HVAC modification project in mind in the DFW area and hope someone here can suggest some local contactors that are up to the job - and shoot holes in the plan...
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