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  1. Thread: TXV woes

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    had a 1 ton in it, bolt in, and sized to unit.

    had a 1 ton in it, bolt in, and sized to unit.
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    sounds about right to me......

    sounds about right to me......
  3. Thread: TXV woes

    by mdnbiker
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    TXV woes

    Walk in cooler had a compressor tripping internal O/L, high amps, high head. Replaced the condensing unit with new TXV. Start up, let runabout an hour, compressor slugging, no superheat.
    Attempted...
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    if being hot bothers you....stay away if being...

    if being hot bothers you....stay away
    if being cold bothers you...stay away
    if getting dirty bothers you...stay away
    if other than 8 to 5 bothers you... stay away
    if smelling like things you...
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    You can reduce the water pressure with a clamp on...

    You can reduce the water pressure with a clamp on the hose running to the distrbution bar. You may also need to replace the ice thickness probe or make sure the old one is clean, dry and adjusted ...
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    i work on ice machines almost every day..Alot of...

    i work on ice machines almost every day..Alot of my time is spent waiting. ice machines are not hard to service but you need to know what it is supposed to be doing and when it should be doing...
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    when you say overfull do you mean it is full...

    when you say overfull do you mean it is full above the bin t-stat? when I say clean the machine I mean clean the evap with the proper evap cleaner, clean the water distibution system, clean the...
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    Clean the machine Is the red light on solid or...

    Clean the machine Is the red light on solid or blinking? has the unit been cleaned? I think you said you have a service guide. 2 failed harvest, high evap temp,, or open thermister. take your...
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    either one will work. only diff will be timed or...

    either one will work. only diff will be timed or temp, you choose
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    break power to the curtain switch

    break power to the curtain switch
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    To shorten the water level probe on a S...

    To shorten the water level probe on a S model...remove it from machine, cut or grind 1/4 inch from probe and reinstall it. This info was given to me by Manitowoc tech support
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    As in commercial HVAC you should get both low and...

    As in commercial HVAC you should get both low and liquid readings to tell what is going on. This would be helpfull along with an amp reading to help us help you.
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    mantiwac

    Them thar mantiwaks can be a real bar to fix on. I ain't seen one of them critters in yars and hope I nar see another un.
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    Not Optional

    Clear at least 4 hours of your day
    Clean machine properly
    Change ice thickness probe
    Set thickness to 1/4 inch (it can be fine tuned later)
    Stay there watch and record what unit does. Test coils...
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    May want to verify oil. 134A poe, 409A min or...

    May want to verify oil. 134A poe, 409A min or alka. I was on what data plate said was a R12 yesterday, but the compressor had poly oil in it.

    Ooops sorry just remembered it was a reach in...
  16. Thread: crushed ice

    by mdnbiker
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    I have to agree with both of you. No they don't...

    I have to agree with both of you. No they don't make a residential unit that I'm aware of but I have seen the scottsman undercounter flaker in many residential applications. Manitowoc makes a small...
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    To the best of my knowledge there is no fix other...

    To the best of my knowledge there is no fix other than evap replacement.
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    universally understood---Dads house ---Dads rules...

    universally understood---Dads house ---Dads rules

    All's well that ends well.
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    $116.00 Was before the Sears guy was called. ...

    $116.00 Was before the Sears guy was called. With 2 hours labor, drive time, mileage, ect. it will be closer to 300++ dollars. Repairing it myself would have been my option, but I'm not paying the...
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    outcome??

    just interested in finding out whether your dad has ice or still in limbo?
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    It looked like he was on the verge of solving the...

    It looked like he was on the verge of solving the problem. I guess a person can't make a joke about MT. Just trying to be helpfull. Do I understand you to say he doesn't need my help?
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    409A??????????? no oil change needed

    409A??????????? no oil change needed
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    Detailed proceedure removed. MT does not need my...

    Detailed proceedure removed. MT does not need my help.
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    Set ice thickness probe 3/16 to 1/4 inch from...

    Set ice thickness probe 3/16 to 1/4 inch from evap. If you set it to close it won't harvest, then you'll be thinking something is else is wrong. Full cycle time should be under 20 min. I use a...
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    He really does love you.............he just has a...

    He really does love you.............he just has a hard time expressing his feelings.;)

    If you're going to do racks and come here for info, you may want to make friends. You don't know enough yet...
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    Looks like you got everything under control,...

    Looks like you got everything under control, which is good for a 5 year tech, so good luck. Since I'm only a 3 year tech and gotten some good offers you should have no problem.
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    I don't know you, and you may be the exception...

    I don't know you, and you may be the exception but I have to agree withan earlier post saying HVAC guys don't seem to do well in refrigeration. We are always looking for help and the HVAC guys we...
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    They are in several southern states. Keep in...

    They are in several southern states. Keep in mind what thet are telling you about location;example: there are many people on this site that probably make a good bit more than me but ,where I live I...
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    Try this...if you are willing to move, call...

    Try this...if you are willing to move, call Virginia Refrigeration Inc. 800-798-9216. Don't know what state you will have to go but these people are begging for help and more OT than you will want. ...
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    In the area I live, refrigeration guys make about...

    In the area I live, refrigeration guys make about 25% more than HVAC guys. plus more OT. If your married you may want to ask does your wife want to see you or your paycheck, since depending on what...
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    Are you a she??? The image I get is definitly...

    Are you a she??? The image I get is definitly one of a she. Yoy know.....about 5'5", 100lbs, great rack.....
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    I think HVAC people are pretty plentiful, where...

    I think HVAC people are pretty plentiful, where refrigeration techs are fewer and harder to find good ones. I had a company call a couple of days ago asking if I would be interested in a job. I...
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    I never said I didn't believe you. I'm sure you...

    I never said I didn't believe you. I'm sure you were correct for the equipment you were refering to but, this thread was for a Heatcraft evap, and the installation guide for this type of evap calls...
  34. I've grown tired and bored. I'll permit you to...

    I've grown tired and bored. I'll permit you to have the last word. Tell the ex I said hello. See ya later cupcake.
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    So I understand you correctly....Youre saying a Q...

    So I understand you correctly....Youre saying a Q board can be put into a S model with a toggle switch adapter.:confused:
  36. Yes you would look like a moron.....luckily I can...

    Yes you would look like a moron.....luckily I can detect sarcasm,hence my reply.:D
    It would be best for a person who can't take it not to dish it out.
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    Pleale tell us how to install a Q board in a S...

    Pleale tell us how to install a Q board in a S machine. I could carry one less board.
  38. Won't be any muscle straining here. At least I...

    Won't be any muscle straining here. At least I only misses it twice. I would really look like a dumba$$ if I had missed it three times.
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    Want to see where this goes.....should be...

    Want to see where this goes.....should be interesting
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    Q board in a S model???

    Q board in a S model???
  41. To simple an answer, nobody read it.

    To simple an answer, nobody read it.
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    Well youre half right. Power is broken to the...

    Well youre half right. Power is broken to the LLS, fans and T-stat. This allows the compressor to pump down.. This allows the compressor to pump down.. This allows the compressor pump down. When...
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    http://www.hvacrinfo.com/compressor_data.htm I...

    http://www.hvacrinfo.com/compressor_data.htm

    I must thank Powell for this link. As I tried to explain the defrost solonoid in this post, someone from where the water turns backwards suggested I...
  44. My experience is empty box does not hold cold well

    My experience is empty box does not hold cold well
  45. 1st problem--- your an engineer. 2nd...

    1st problem--- your an engineer.
    2nd problem---your an engineer diagnosing a refrigeration problem
    3rd problem---as intelligent as you may be, you don't know what your doing and as usually the case...
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    Clean the unit...water system and refrigeration...

    Clean the unit...water system and refrigeration system (coil) restart machine, let it run till it either runs a full cycle or cuts off. Watch the float stem to be sure it is dropping ( do not push...
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    Headlines

    Ice Machine Explodes Today Killing One And Injuring Three
    It seems that an inexperianced refrigeration tech put propane in a ice machine refrigeration system that was not designed for LP gas. When...
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    LIABILITY INSURANCE AND LABEL IT WELL

    LIABILITY INSURANCE AND LABEL IT WELL
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    I can't recall for certain but, I think it was a...

    I can't recall for certain but, I think it was a 450 air cooled. It is the only one that I have done that to. There was another one around the same time with a small chip broken out of the bottom...
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    Before any remarks about grinding the probe it...

    Before any remarks about grinding the probe it should be known this came from Manitowoc tech support. I have cut one down about 1/4 inch before with no adverse effect on the probe function. The...
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