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    >That is all well and good........IF........that...

    >That is all well and good........IF........that is the only part you are going to replace or service.

    Well, there's not much more on yer basic 6-foot single element steam table. Usually no...
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    Doesn't really matter who makes the table, if you...

    Doesn't really matter who makes the table, if you have watts and voltage info. I'm sure a standard / generic bowtie steamtable heater will do.
  3. We've been seeing the same thing in newish...

    We've been seeing the same thing in newish DFG50's here- they came through with the gray box ignition box. Factory says no difference between them and the open board style they used for a while. ...
  4. Most likely bad digitizer- the part you push that...

    Most likely bad digitizer- the part you push that sits in front of display screen.

    First, try this, in this order:
    1) remove cat5 network cable from pcb
    2) remove backup coin cell battery
    3)...
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    Realisticly, going from LP to Natural for the...

    Realisticly, going from LP to Natural for the most part isn't rocket science, and you don't need a "kit" from the factory.

    With few exceptions, you'd start with the proper incoming gas regulator,...
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    Switches: Is it just me?

    Ranting a little bit here today...

    It seems about half the toggle switches I install, I end up going back on within a month or so. They tend to burn up internally for the most part.

    I take...
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    Conclution: It looks like the inverter is bad. ...

    Conclution: It looks like the inverter is bad. Hobart's list is ~$700, and we have to double that for our "list" price, sooo I'm going to decline us repairing it and have the customer bring it to...
  8. Yeah, the newer high-end installations nowadays...

    Yeah, the newer high-end installations nowadays have always-on heat sensing fan speed controllers. Must cost a bundle for the control system instead of your usual $1.28 on/off switch. :)

    > He...
  9. Gaaaa! I can't stand those SIT thermostats, and...

    Gaaaa! I can't stand those SIT thermostats, and for some reason they all seem to enclose the silly things inside a metal box, and use a metric size fitting on the thermcouple, just to make your life...
  10. Thread: Steam Can

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    Actually made by "Crown Food Service Equipment...

    Actually made by "Crown Food Service Equipment Ltd", NSF certified/distributed in the US through "American Cook Systems"

    Crown makes tons of stuff for many manufacturers. That unit looks a lot...
  11. >So, the use of a fan system is considered by the...

    >So, the use of a fan system is considered by the code "optional" or "voluntary"

    You (or the code) can't be serious! A small commercial momnpop kitchen with, maybe 600,000+ BTUh of cooking...
  12. >After the fire he rebuilt his restaurant and...

    >After the fire he rebuilt his restaurant and guess what? He's got the place overloaded again

    No see, there's the rub. With all the warnings in the above messages about how we might be responsible...
  13. >story where a fryer was locked out by a service...

    >story where a fryer was locked out by a service tech. This happened on a Friday night in a high volume restaurant.

    Hooboy. Brought back memories. Friday 4:30 pm, years ago at a BigHorn kinda...
  14. Noise is from air/gasses resonating from air...

    Noise is from air/gasses resonating from air inlet or gas outlet.

    Just for giggles, try extending the flu pipe, say, 6" with anything close- don't make it into an engineering project at this...
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    Sam! You the Man! :) Now I've got something...

    Sam! You the Man! :)

    Now I've got something to go on. Very much appreciated.
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    A lot of stuff these days uses essentially a 3...

    A lot of stuff these days uses essentially a 3 phase motor, and an inverter unit to handle the motor speed, accelleration, and direction control. We see them in Lincoln and Middleby WOW pizza ovens,...
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    Hobart HL200 "OC3" error code

    Got a customer's mixer showing OC3 error code. Extremely thin info online.
    I've jumped out the 2 safety switches, no change.

    BTW, this is a a 120 volt unit, essentially an A200 wth digital...
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    There's not much "tech" involved on MJ fryers. ...

    There's not much "tech" involved on MJ fryers. Areas of concern are making sure the burner orifices are clear, targets are in place, pilot flame large enough to keep the thermopile hot.
  19. It happens, more than I like. I can say I've...

    It happens, more than I like. I can say I've experienced this many times, when working on appliances that are on the same gas line pipe. I have to shut off the gas supply to work on something, and...
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    I had a little wine shop that bought a used...

    I had a little wine shop that bought a used undercounter glass washer. We didn't install it but we got the call- "There's soap suds everywhere".

    Yep, they went to Sams/Costco and got a 5-gallon...
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    >Another NEW thing i found out yesterday- Blodget...

    >Another NEW thing i found out yesterday- Blodget asks for a credit card and 20 dollars now in the voice prompt for tech service. Hope this isn't gona be the new standard for everyone......unless you...
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    Service 25 refers to the cleanjet system, used to...

    Service 25 refers to the cleanjet system, used to clean the oven cavity. More specifically, it indicates the computer did not sense a slowdown of the blower wheel when it sprayed water over it.
    ...
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    The better/bigger parts suppliers sometimes have...

    The better/bigger parts suppliers sometimes have arrangements with manufacturers to do tech support for them.

    I've done this with my company. I know all the normal parts techs, and when, like...
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    You don't even have to kill the breaker. Power...

    You don't even have to kill the breaker. Power is supplied via the cat 5 network cable going in to the computer. Pull that cable, pull the battery, give it just a few seconds, and replace them,...
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    >I'll take the vct series back. Yup. How...

    >I'll take the vct series back.

    Yup. How about those gawd awful pop-down Prince Castle toasters? The first time I opend the control side of one I'm like, oh hell no. :)
  26. Anyone rolling out the new ChickFilA Garland grill?

    Having any (more) problems with them than I am? :)
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    The UTX I'm working on at a McDee's has the...

    The UTX I'm working on at a McDee's has the drive-side bearing of the horizontal conveyor locking up. Complains about checking drive system and refuses to run. Squirted some White Lithium grease...
  28. >so your thinking the test strip the health...

    >so your thinking the test strip the health inspector puts in there may not be getting hit with enough water?

    Well, I'm having trouble coming up with a senario that includes perfectly hot water,...
  29. Are you sure that there is enough water flowing...

    Are you sure that there is enough water flowing out to the rinse arms?

    In other words the pressure could be fine, but all but 2 of the rinse nozzles are open.

    I'd maybe jump the door switch,...
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    You have to understand, to do their job...

    You have to understand, to do their job correctly, they have to find *something* wrong. There is never a commercial kitchen that is 100 percent by-the-book. It was explained to me when I worked in...
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    Hey! Who let in someone who knows something? Did...

    Hey! Who let in someone who knows something? Did an engineer type slip in?

    And no one told me there'd be math here. It makes the head hurt.

    Most of us grunts here just fix things. :)
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    > I appologize to badbozo for not making it clear...

    > I appologize to badbozo for not making it clear that this was a gas unit.

    After I posted my last scribe, I had the prototypical DUH moment- I saw the title of the thread as a HY3 G. In any...
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    Let's be clear on how-it-works. The bottom probe...

    Let's be clear on how-it-works. The bottom probe is the low-level-cutout, ie the heater/burner safety probe. The top probe is the high-water-level, ie water at stop fill level. So to troubleshoot...
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    I've always carried 2 aligator clip wires in my...

    I've always carried 2 aligator clip wires in my tool bag. I'd just clip them onto the valve at the appropriate terminals *that go to the pilot coil* and hold the other ends with my fingers. You're...
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    [Monty Python voice] Blackberry?!?? Smart...

    [Monty Python voice] Blackberry?!?? Smart phone?!?!?? Souch Luuxsury!

    Cripes, we still have friggin flip phones, no email, no texting, no tethering. However, they have recently set us up with...
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    >Unfortunately, at some point I'd left my...

    >Unfortunately, at some point I'd left my HyperSteam manual on top of somebody's steamer I was troubleshooting.

    Quick quiz o' the day: How many of us use paper manuals these days?

    I only have...
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    You didn't hear this from me, but disconnect all...

    You didn't hear this from me, but disconnect all wiring from the gas valve.
    Get yourself a AA battery and briefly connect it up to the pilot safety solenoid and push in on the knob in the pilot...
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    http://www.unifiedbrands.net/assets/docs/groen/Ret...

    http://www.unifiedbrands.net/assets/docs/groen/Ret_HY_OM_6G.pdf

    May not be the exact manual, but it's close enough. The controller is the same I believe.

    Yeah, sounds like a board issue, or...
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    Quoting from the manual I found online somewhere:...

    Quoting from the manual I found online somewhere:

    The SERVICE indicator light shows when the water level probes have stopped working, and need to be cleaned (normally an indication of lime...
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    Yeah, they said gold on the packages. I got a...

    Yeah, they said gold on the packages. I got a staff guy over to quiz him, but he didn't have a clue.

    Take a peek at Lowes.com and search for gold drill bit. They come right up. On sale at a...
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    Nice tip with the hole saw, I'll be sure to pick...

    Nice tip with the hole saw, I'll be sure to pick one up.

    I've always used a good screwdriver and hammer and just punched the fan's sheetmetal off of the hub, to the back straight in. Takes a...
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    Bwahaha. Cute lil' toy you got thar, son. ...

    Bwahaha. Cute lil' toy you got thar, son. Might help with the one at home, but is absolutely worthless, in my experience, for a 5 HP Hobart with a fork in it. I've actually got one of those in...
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    That's what the 2x4 or crowbar will tell you...

    That's what the 2x4 or crowbar will tell you right away- if it turns at all, it's a bearing or electrical issue. If it doesn't turn, you've got something stuck, and you'll probably have to vac it...
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    >They always left a nasty stench - especially if...

    >They always left a nasty stench - especially if a torch was necessary to remove the stationary shredder

    And bringing it to the shop for repair, even if you bagged it, it would make your truck...
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    OK, I'll add my $.02 or so. We don't rebuild...

    OK, I'll add my $.02 or so.

    We don't rebuild anything 2HP or under. Doesn't add up. We do rebuild 3 to 5 HP ones now and then. I've gotten pretty good at them, made up some tools and pullers...
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    > The steamer is 9 years old. Holy canoli! 9...

    > The steamer is 9 years old.

    Holy canoli! 9 years old! It has more than paid for itself.

    The boiler kit comes with the high pressure safety/vacuum break thingy that screws onto the top.
    As...
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    I feel your pain. We work on a lot of these...

    I feel your pain. We work on a lot of these beasts, and for us charging like $90 and hour, it quickly makes economic sense to cut to the chase and buy a boiler and burner box. I understand how it...
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    As ECtofix says, that boiler is leaking. Don't...

    As ECtofix says, that boiler is leaking. Don't wast your customer's time and money. Pop in a new boiler and burner box assembly.

    Told ya it would be easier to take out the boiler en mass. :)
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    [crickets chirping :] Here's what we'd do at...

    [crickets chirping :]

    Here's what we'd do at BigSouthEastCo Service.

    We're not allowed to do board-level service or modify a design. Like my boss is fond of saying; the day after you put that...
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    Hmmm... Any chance the boiler is leaking in one...

    Hmmm... Any chance the boiler is leaking in one of the flue tubes and dripping water onto one of the burners?

    I'm having trouble coming up with a senario where just one of those burners would go...
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