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  1. I had a thermostat and a pressure control that...

    I had a thermostat and a pressure control that caused chattering of solenoids due to bad contacts but you said you jumped out, which eliminates that problem. I also had one bad wire from control that...
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    NewReeferTech, I would replace the line set also....

    NewReeferTech, I would replace the line set also. You can get a kit from True. Do not put a sight glass on the system. Weigh the charge in according to the sticker inside the box.
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    I have found that broken or bent rods on the k...

    I have found that broken or bent rods on the k body compressors was due to the distributors forgetting to remove the mounting straps on the compressors. They drop off the freezers, pick up their...
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    Powell is right with the valve plate. I've...

    Powell is right with the valve plate. I've replaced quite a few on the K body compressors, especially on the True models. It is usually due to a plugged condenser coil and/or bad condenser fan motor....
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    One easy way to check that the door switches are...

    One easy way to check that the door switches are working properly is put your amprobe off the #4 wire on the defrost timer. Open and close the door a few times and you can see whether the fans are on...
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    They are doing that also. In some of the new...

    They are doing that also. In some of the new units I see smaller wattage fan motors. Let's see how long they last.
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    On some of the S model units check where the...

    On some of the S model units check where the water probe comes thru the machine behind the evaporator. If there is a piece of exposed stainless where the wiring meets the probe it must be covered. In...
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    Your right about the thermostat shutting off the...

    Your right about the thermostat shutting off the evap fans and the compressor on some of the True units. It's a California energy fix. I do as you said - I rewire the fans to run constantly on the...
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    I had to take a double-take when I saw that...

    I had to take a double-take when I saw that picture because I saw the same thing happening with a Manitowoc. They put it on top of the dispenser and as I was walking by the contractors were beating a...
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    It would be nice if they put TXV's on these...

    It would be nice if they put TXV's on these systems but you know as well as I do, that won't happen. The guys with the ties and shirts will make sure of that. They are always looking to save money...
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    The factory is in O'Fallon Missouri, just outside...

    The factory is in O'Fallon Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. There are some great people that work there and the techs on the phones are the best, compared to all the other manufacturers. I have...
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    I have done plenty of ice machine cleanings, and...

    I have done plenty of ice machine cleanings, and as Dow says I remove everything that can be removed and soak it while I am scrubbing the machine and bin. It is a long procedure that customers do not...
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    The old man passed away a few years back. That...

    The old man passed away a few years back. That could be your answer!
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    I have worked on quite a few GDM and T model...

    I have worked on quite a few GDM and T model coolers and freezers. On the solid doors when the mullion heaters are installed they spray the insulation into the door and push the heater against the...
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    Whenever I have a problem with those water pumps...

    Whenever I have a problem with those water pumps on KM systems I first check the ice deflectors at the bottom of the evaporators. The teeth break off and run thru the water system and they get stuck...
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    That's true but changing a cap tube in a busy...

    That's true but changing a cap tube in a busy restaurant can be a real pain. Still the payoff is worth it.
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    One of the reasons I don not use my puncher is...

    One of the reasons I don not use my puncher is because of the introduction of more oil into the system. That is something that was not introduced into this thread. When the kit was given to me it did...
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    I have seen quite a few of these. When you run...

    I have seen quite a few of these. When you run into a commercial building with conduit, pipework, and walls installed right next to these units. We give the customer a quote, kill power, and...
  19. I use only the Cooper. Had to send it out to be...

    I use only the Cooper. Had to send it out to be repaired after dropping my guages on it and used a Fluke 52 as a spare but my preference is the Cooper.
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    I use a toothbrush to get to the left side of...

    I use a toothbrush to get to the left side of that evaporator (no, not a used one), and all I have to say is "thank God" for the S series Manitowocs.
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    The distributors that "forget" to cut those...

    The distributors that "forget" to cut those straps are making our companies plenty of money and giving plenty of grief for the customer. They do a number on the cranks of the compressors. And it can...
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    Hoshi is the best with the Mana second. I've...

    Hoshi is the best with the Mana second. I've found many of the Hoshi pump problems are caused by the ice deflectors losing their teeth and getting stuck in the pump itself, locking it up. I love when...
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    I have had a cap tube puncher on my truck for the...

    I have had a cap tube puncher on my truck for the last 3 years and have used it probably about 10 times. 8 of those times it did no good and I replaced the cap tubes. I try nitrogen first and if it...
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    True truly does suck!

    True truly does suck!
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    Check on the condition of the condenser. Was it...

    Check on the condition of the condenser. Was it covered? If so the unit overheated and set the overload off on the compressor. Check the amp draw on the unit - your compresoor is most likely locked...
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