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    Metal flakes in ice

    I am a HVAC service tech and have not worked on ice mech much. We have a ice o matic mech in the shop. Model ice0400ha2.We bought in 05. four years ago I started getting metal flakes in the ice. Got a new grid under warranty and replaced it. Now the new one is got the nickel plating flaking off again. We have cleaned it about once a year with nickel safe cleaner. Has anyone else had problems with this model. Any suggestions on how to stop it from flaking the nickel off. We use it mostly for ice chests.

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    Do you have hard water or water high in alkali? Is there proper filtration on the inlet water???
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    Check the quality of your water. If high chlorine add a filter system. If you already have a filter make sure you have the proper type for your water quality. Just a thought. Don't know what else it could be.

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    Just changed out evap on iceu220ha.. Same problem.. I clean ice machines all the time with nickel-safe cleaner from ice-o-matic. I have never had this problem previously.

    Customer cleaned this machine themselves and could not tell me what type of cleaner they used.. Buddy of mine said he sees this all the time with ice-o-matic.

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    So it may be bad quality nickle plating for Ice-O-Matic, hum, another idea.

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    I bet chewing on the ice is like chewing on tin foil.
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    Put a dental floss dispencer on the side of the machine!

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    Is it a Flaker or cuber? This happens all the time on machines that have an auger and bearings. I've never heard of it happening with cubers. If you change the bearings and or auger, ( you will know what to replace when you get it apart ) the metal flakes will disappear. Hope this helps.

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