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    What did you clean the machine with? Sent from...

    What did you clean the machine with?

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    Can't break red here either. In most cars the...

    Can't break red here either. In most cars the blower continues to run. Breaking at the transformer is ok ish. But most newer units have terminals on the board dedicated for smoke detectors

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    What's the head pressure? That machine at 90/70...

    What's the head pressure? That machine at 90/70 makes ice in 18 min. Maybe insufficient compressor, txv? High head? Suction should be 25-27 at the end of the freeze. Head 240-250 5 min in. Yah you...
  4. You're a better man than I. As soon as they...

    You're a better man than I. As soon as they pointed to the ABS machine I would have told them to call there coke distributor

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    Me too With large emphasis on the low charge....

    Me too

    With large emphasis on the low charge. Check the quick connects for leaks.

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    We have converted 12 in the last 2 year's. Wish...

    We have converted 12 in the last 2 year's. Wish we could just go around and do them all.


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    Ice thickness is based on water level on that...

    Ice thickness is based on water level on that machine. Make sure the selector switch is set right for your machine.(there should be a sticker on it somewhere if not google universal service...
  8. Thread: Hey Scotsman

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    New prodigy startup checklist: 1. Make sure...

    New prodigy startup checklist:

    1. Make sure updated harvest assist motor installed.

    2. Make sure to caulk wall where water leaks from evap section.

    3. Order hinged curtain, relocate curtain...
  9. Thread: Hey Scotsman

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    Hey Scotsman

    Would it be to much trouble to put a hole in the curtain for adjusting the ice thickness control on your prodigy units?


    I can deal with all the other design flaws. This one just drives me crazy...
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    I use of the shelf driers all the time. Unless...

    I use of the shelf driers all the time. Unless it's a warranty repair

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    Soaking them in a cleaner solution is probably a...

    Soaking them in a cleaner solution is probably a better idea then scraping them with a screw driver. For future reference

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  12. Thread: Scotsman Prodigy

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    What model number. Slot of issues stem from a...

    What model number. Slot of issues stem from a poorly designed curtain. They have a replacement curtain that is hinged. Also water level sensor needs to be cleaned regularly. Run into that allot it...
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    Red and black and white and black wires plug in...

    Red and black and white and black wires plug in to the board red set on top. But they are more than likely just dirty. Pull them out by putting your arms under the evaps. There is one on either side...
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    End bends are easy. I've fixed some in the fins....

    End bends are easy. I've fixed some in the fins. Just melt out a few fins. Once I even swedged out and put in a new piece of copper. I usually opt for silver solder due to its low melting point. I...
  15. Thread: Manitowoc

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    Clean it! Then time it. If it's still to long...

    Clean it!

    Then time it. If it's still to long check the evap for loose plates. If that checks out I like to hold a flashlight against the plate and look for cracks where the plates attach to the...
  16. Thread: Scottsman CME456

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    The more water you run through the filter the...

    The more water you run through the filter the faster it plugs up. A water cooled condensor runs constantly. Well actually when the compressor is running. The customer will be wondering why their $85...
  17. Thread: Scottsman CME456

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    I wouldn't be filtering the condenser water...

    I wouldn't be filtering the condenser water either

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  18. Thread: Scottsman CME456

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    You know Scotsman tech support has really gone...

    You know Scotsman tech support has really gone down hill. They used to be so good.

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    Depends on the brand. If it's a a York I probably...

    Depends on the brand. If it's a a York I probably worked right for a year. Now if it's a Lennox I love them.

    Other than that they are used a lot here as a source of makeup air. So it's important...
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    Heres a guess. There is an occupied switch,...

    Heres a guess. There is an occupied switch, relay, out something to that effect that when energized cuts the blower out. This cause low pressure and or freeze stat. Maybe a timer something that...
  21. Thread: Manitowoc genius

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    I have to take of the front cover just to make it...

    I have to take of the front cover just to make it a little lighter. IY1804A that's a back breaker

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  22. Thread: Manitowoc genius

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    He was not there but they got a bill :D I was...

    He was not there but they got a bill :D

    I was nice enough to leave the clip washer paper and tape with my invoice

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  23. Thread: Manitowoc genius

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    Manitowoc genius

    This was an emergency call. Maintenance man installed this and couldn't figure out the problem.

    268121


    I thought the pictures were pretty easy to understand. :D
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    York...probably a restriction usually the drier....

    York...probably a restriction usually the drier. Sometimes the orifice. Other times the condenser. I'd change the drier and blow through with nitrogen

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  25. Non condensibles? Sent from my amazing 4G...

    Non condensibles?

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    Oops sorry Sent from my amazing 4G device

    Oops sorry

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    Only one TXV Sent from my amazing 4G device

    Only one TXV

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  28. Thread: r12 system

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    X2 Sent from my amazing 4G device

    X2

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    Very easy to check production time it and weigh...

    Very easy to check production time it and weigh it. 1440 (minutes in a day) / total cycle time (should be around 16 min) = cycles per day x weight of one harvest (should be 6.5-7lbs)

    That number...
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    Vulkem on seams and silver coat on the rest. ...

    Vulkem on seams and silver coat on the rest.


    Quack quack

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    Check to see that water it's a flowing over the...

    Check to see that water it's a flowing over the back plate.

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  32. Thread: Milk bulk tank

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    I don't know about milk tanks. I do know...

    I don't know about milk tanks. I do know refrigeration. Is the stat pulling in the compressor directly or operating a relay? Occasionally I have seen when an OEM remote bulb stay is replaced with a...
  33. I don't know anything about people not washing...

    I don't know anything about people not washing their hands. Guess I should have read a little deeper. I was merely referencing the fact that areas with allot of yeast in the air tend to have ice...
  34. Have you ever been to a panera or other bakery....

    Have you ever been to a panera or other bakery. Check those machines after 4 months and tell me you don't "buy it"

    My pic was not yeast related.




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    Looks good Sent from my amazing 4G device

    Looks good

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  36. Yummy I'll take coke no ice 259141 Sent...

    Yummy I'll take coke no ice

    259141

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    Agreed. While I see allot of 120volt receptacles...

    Agreed. While I see allot of 120volt receptacles they have already been installed (by and electrician). If there is not one then definitely N and 4 with the 240 volt heater. Make sure you get all the...
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    Started do residential side work with my dad at...

    Started do residential side work with my dad at 12. Payed me $50 a day that was great money for a 12 year old.

    Ran parts for the commercial company I work for now at 16. On a side note I learned...
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    Watch it cycle. If it's taking to long to freeze....

    Watch it cycle. If it's taking to long to freeze. You should be able to figure out what's causing it not to freeze. Step 1 Is the compressor running? Step 2 is the water pump running? Step 3 is the...
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    Definitely matters what brands. I always remove...

    Definitely matters what brands. I always remove all the parts that come in contact with water soak them in a bucket of cleaning solution. Then put it back together and follow manufactures...
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    Going to have to be a bit more specific. You...

    Going to have to be a bit more specific. You charged or up and is not making ice? What is it doing? Condenser fan not running? Why not? Pressures?

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    If you have ran a cleaning cycle with nickel safe...

    If you have ran a cleaning cycle with nickel safe cleaner. Run your hand over the plates make sure none of them are sticking out past the vertical plates. If there its still a problem hold a flash...
  43. You need a new terminator. The wire in the drain...

    You need a new terminator. The wire in the drain line are for the drain line heater.

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    We have been using R409 as a drop in replacement...

    We have been using R409 as a drop in replacement for R12 for as long as I have been around (11 years) with out a problem. While the amount of equipment that contains R12 has diminished over time...
  45. Thread: LENNOX COIL

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    Anyone else noticed how fragile these new micro...

    Anyone else noticed how fragile these new micro channel coils are? We had an installer putting in a 12.5 ton York predator. He claims he bumped into the condenser with a metal nipple rack in his...
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    Why not use R409 on top of the R12 dial them into...

    Why not use R409 on top of the R12 dial them into 150psi set it and forget it.

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  47. Thread: Reattach plates

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    If it's only 5 years check worth Scotsman evap...

    If it's only 5 years check worth Scotsman evap may be under warranty. Otherwise I have heard of people using all kinds of chemical epoxies and jb weld none of which I would use on a ice machine that...
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    Agreed Just watch your gauges and set the cut...

    Agreed

    Just watch your gauges and set the cut in and out. A sticking low pressure control is a sure way to lose those compressor valves

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  49. Where is the water going? My guess would be is...

    Where is the water going? My guess would be is not flowing straight down from the water distributors and spraying into the bin. (cleaning would solve this) or the sump could be leaking, or maybe the...
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    Ive got an hp touchpad running android ice cream...

    Ive got an hp touchpad running android ice cream sandwich. And a nook color that I'm running gingerbread on. Both are fun to play with. But they don't really do anything my phone doesn't already do. ...
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