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    Actually it uses a proximity switch.

    Actually it uses a proximity switch.
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    The diaphragms in Manitowoc water valves tend to...

    The diaphragms in Manitowoc water valves tend to rot from all the chemicals in the water over time. Once they leak onto the stem area they tend to not always close. They tend to dry out after the...
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    Replace inlet valve. Go on to next job.

    Replace inlet valve. Go on to next job.
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    Try Sears parts direct. Franklin ice machine

    Try Sears parts direct. Franklin ice machine
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    Better check the flux capacitor.

    Better check the flux capacitor.
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    There is a fireman vest that circulates ice water...

    There is a fireman vest that circulates ice water seems to me about 6 bills
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    Not related but dump valve is #1 cause of blown...

    Not related but dump valve is #1 cause of blown fuses followed by water pump.
  8. From what you have said I believe the controller...

    From what you have said I believe the controller has a bad relay.
  9. Is the dome of the compressor cold at the end of...

    Is the dome of the compressor cold at the end of freeze?
  10. your freeze cycle is to short. Increase bridge...

    your freeze cycle is to short. Increase bridge thickness.
  11. What is the actual time between start of harvest...

    What is the actual time between start of harvest and ice falling off the plate? How long does it take to freeze a batch of ice? No water should go thru condenser during harvest. Does the curtain...
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    How about scrubbing evap with Scotsman cleaner

    How about scrubbing evap with Scotsman cleaner
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    Be sure they gave you the right part. They now...

    Be sure they gave you the right part. They now have many valves instead of the simple 2 or 3. There is no universal 115v or 230v. The right valve should have the correct brackets.
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    Freeze ups may not be warranty depending on...

    Freeze ups may not be warranty depending on cause. If caused by not being cleaned in 2 years - lots of luck.
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    Try Q320. Y denotes cube size.

    Try Q320. Y denotes cube size.
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    Did you mount the TXV with the dome up?

    Did you mount the TXV with the dome up?
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    High pressure control is in series with contactor...

    High pressure control is in series with contactor coil. High Temp Safety is wired with harvest area.
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    Don't know why the contactor would trip but have...

    Don't know why the contactor would trip but have seen the harvest motor attempt to run backwards which would cause the harvest to last about a half a second.
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    If you are in a small town or rural area be...

    If you are in a small town or rural area be prepared for both. HVAC becomes more refrigeration every day.
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    Don't guess - check sequence of operation and...

    Don't guess - check sequence of operation and find what is not happening. I would pay special attention to the high temp safety.
  21. Get used to it-deal with it or change...

    Get used to it-deal with it or change professions. It's part of commercial service.
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    You expect a tech to admit he made a mistake? ...

    You expect a tech to admit he made a mistake? Only old geisers who have nothing to loose will admit to have done something less than perfect.
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    Sounds like the magnet broke off leaving just the...

    Sounds like the magnet broke off leaving just the stem remaining. It is about 3/8
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    Don't call the machine names - it will just get...

    Don't call the machine names - it will just get even. After cleaning the probe including the plastic- rinse it thoroughly in fresh clean water and reasonably dry including the wire and your problem...
  25. Thread: Aspen 416

    by IceDoctorII
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    Who does it help when it is only cheaper? Use...

    Who does it help when it is only cheaper? Use what works and stick with it. The customer respects you more for quality than cheap.
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    HP81 replaced 502 in Manitowoc ice machines. ...

    HP81 replaced 502 in Manitowoc ice machines. Dupont MP39 for R12 AND CHANGE txv
  27. A lot of vital parts have been discontinued for...

    A lot of vital parts have been discontinued for the undercounter B models take care not to thro good money after bad.
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    300 is a long way from 1400.

    300 is a long way from 1400.
  29. Thread: Manitowoc

    by IceDoctorII
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    I would suggest thoroughly checking/replacing the...

    I would suggest thoroughly checking/replacing the on-off switch. When they get bad connections internally they can cause wierd/ intermittent problems.
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    I bet it mostly happens on fridays at 4pm!

    I bet it mostly happens on fridays at 4pm!
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    You can do a lot of things that you think will...

    You can do a lot of things that you think will fix the problem but the simplest solution is to raise the water level to 1/2 in above the water pump and put the front panel back on. The problem will...
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    The "B" machine is older style with a float valve...

    The "B" machine is older style with a float valve where as the "Q" machines are batch fill and more water efficient.
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    Try drying off the evap with a heat gun to check...

    Try drying off the evap with a heat gun to check for scale. Check and make shure the weep holes are not plugged.
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    Did you use all OEM parts? (Compressor, TXV, Fan...

    Did you use all OEM parts? (Compressor, TXV, Fan Cycle and LL drier)
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    Kinda like PPV.

    Kinda like PPV.
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    my advise - go it alone and be careful of who and...

    my advise - go it alone and be careful of who and if you give credit.
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    how about turning the water off to the machine...

    how about turning the water off to the machine after the second fill until it enters harvest?
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    Does it have a defrost termination thermostat?

    Does it have a defrost termination thermostat?
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    The POE oil is doing a good job of cleaning the...

    The POE oil is doing a good job of cleaning the system and causing debris to travel around in the system. Also high head pressure due to dirty condenser may be causing oil breakdown. Be sure to...
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    Some Danfoss TXV are required to be mounted with...

    Some Danfoss TXV are required to be mounted with head up. I would sugest checking with the manufacturer. Some will cause irratic feeding if mounted horizontally.
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    The energy savings and the piece of mind are...

    The energy savings and the piece of mind are worth the professional. Don't let a few dollars cause you to have a hacked up system. A proper sized and installed system will provide years of trouble...
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    Hot Shot and One shot are not the same-

    Hot Shot and One shot are not the same-
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    Bury it - don't marry it!

    Bury it - don't marry it!
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    How about a complete model #?

    How about a complete model #?
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    Coils on the new mani dump valves are polarized. ...

    Coils on the new mani dump valves are polarized. Current will only flow one direction.
  46. Thread: White ice

    by IceDoctorII
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    White ice in a commercial ice machine nearly...

    White ice in a commercial ice machine nearly always indicates a water starvation or tracking problem. Suggest you contact your local Manitowoc Distributor reference a service bulletin that discusses...
  47. the servend thermistor also serves as a high...

    the servend thermistor also serves as a high temperature safety for the evap. use a clamp on type klexon thermostat that opens about 90 degrees F wired in series with the dump valve and hot gas...
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    Could be a form of 3ph protection?

    Could be a form of 3ph protection?
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    If your pressures are normal during harvest could...

    If your pressures are normal during harvest could be txv is not opening?
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    You have invested way to much time on this...

    You have invested way to much time on this machine. Replace hot gas valve with OEM and collect your money.
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