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  1. #1
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    First Ice-O-Matic experience today.

    Worked on my first Ice-O-Matic today and in a nutshell "seriously?" Compared to a Manitowoc or a Hoshizaki those are some pretty dumb machines. It was frozen up pretty bad. I called the senior tech to ask how harvest was triggered and a quick run down of the controls. I got the ice off and put my gauges on. Surprising the charge was good but the coating on the evap was done and was coming off everywhere. I purged the sump like 10 times but it kept pulling more and more of the evap coating off.

    It made ice, but would not drop. I remember being told about the pushrod. Well, the whole pushrod assembly had fallen off, the bolts rusted through. I really didn't care for that coating always coming off and that **** was going to be in peoples drinks. I called my boss and told him the machine needed to be replaced and didn't feel comfortable fixing something that could endanger people so I didn't fix it.

  2. #2
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    They are pretty dumb machines.

  3. #3
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    I'm not a fan. I'm a mani & hosh kinda guy

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

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    Looked at one Saturday were the whole plate looked copper Also one of the dividers was pushing out The customer wants to know if I will replace the evaporator

  5. #5
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    Junk
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Junk
    X2 or is it 3 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    X2 or is it 3 ?
    I think it was the GCS series. Biggest piece of crap ever. ICE series a little better. The only thing IOM ever did right is the anti microbial plastic
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    The only thing IOM ever did right is the anti microbial plastic
    Tell me more. First time I heard of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Tell me more. First time I heard of this.
    Yeah? The plastic that inhibits mold growth. They use it on the water troughs and water curtains.
    Still crap though...
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Tell me more. First time I heard of this.
    http://www.agion-tech.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    Thanks for the link craig1. It says it has silver in it. Sounds expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Thanks for the link craig1. It says it has silver in it. Sounds expensive
    http://millikenchemical.com/pages/pr...n/default.aspx used in Manitowoc and Scotsman sells their machines with AgIon in them, labeled as AquaArmor

    Hoshizaki adverties their use of H-guard plus, but I cannot find any references as to what it is outside of it being advertised in their products
    Last edited by danbb; 07-10-2012 at 12:21 AM. Reason: Add hoshi to the mix

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