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  1. #14
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    So guys can we help this guy speed up his harvest ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    So guys can we help this guy speed up his harvest ?
    Are you assuming it is a slow harvest that caused his #2 ?
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Are you assuming it is a slow harvest that caused his #2 ?
    Yep...after three fail safes. Now if we could give him say maybe just a 1/2 minute more over the 3.5 all might be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Yep...after three fail safes. Now if we could give him say maybe just a 1/2 minute more over the 3.5 all might be good.
    The board is seeing the long harvest but is it not harvesting in 3.5?
    Could sell him a late model q board that would shut down after 500 long harvest cycles
    If I had a B150 I would drill some holes and retrofit the newer air pump to blast the ice off
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    If I had a B150 I would drill some holes and retrofit the newer air pump to blast the ice off
    Better yet install the Ice-O-Matic harvest assist !!!

  6. #19
    When I time it, I'm generally around 3.5 minutes - not much over.
    Its been getting longer over the last few months.
    It started shutting off overnight once in a while,
    then more frequently, then every night, during the
    day, and now it hardly ever goes more then 3 times.

    I wish I could just adjust the limit, but knocking 30 secs off would fix it.
    I read in another thread that water getting behind the evaporator could cause this.
    I thought I should check for that before giving up on this one forever.
    (I didn't buy the ice-o-matic.)

    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    The board is seeing the long harvest but is it not harvesting in 3.5?
    Could sell him a late model q board that would shut down after 500 long harvest cycles
    If I had a B150 I would drill some holes and retrofit the newer air pump to blast the ice off

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfrd View Post
    When I time it, I'm generally around 3.5 minutes - not much over.
    Its been getting longer over the last few months.
    It started shutting off overnight once in a while,
    then more frequently, then every night, during the
    day, and now it hardly ever goes more then 3 times.

    I wish I could just adjust the limit, but knocking 30 secs off would fix it.
    I read in another thread that water getting behind the evaporator could cause this.
    I thought I should check for that before giving up on this one forever.
    (I didn't buy the ice-o-matic.)
    Any little imperfection on and around the frame could cause this
    ice-o-matic assist if you want to push a nice hole in the slab and only push off half
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

  8. #21
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    You got a good long run out of that machine. It's not going to be cost effective to continue to nurse it. Look at it this way. If you want ice you are going to spend the money to get it. No way around that. So do you buy used? It's an option but the risk of further repairs is high, who ever had it got rid of it for a reason. Bite the bullet and get a new machine with warranty. Your gonna spend the money anyway whether you want to or not. Google equipment leasing in your area. You can most likely lease a new machine and they will maintain and repair. There is a saying around here for theses situations. Pay me now or pay me later. Later costs more. Good luck.

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    And, BTW, not all of us hold on to our old distaste for ice-o-matic. I service several of them, and they are perfectly acceptable machines. I would buy one.

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    I don't see much difference with them.
    FWIW IMO Everybody's machines are are going the wrong way as far a quality
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

  11. #24
    Could you explain what was so bad about the old ones that is not true of the new ones?

    Thanks,

    Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    And, BTW, not all of us hold on to our old distaste for ice-o-matic. I service several of them, and they are perfectly acceptable machines. I would buy one.

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    Well i for one would say it is time to buy a new ice machine.

    I talk to a great deal of owners and a techs. Buying used it not a good idea. I would buy new and with a Manitowoc you will get a 3 year part and labor warranty.

    The B150's were fantastic in there day but this is like a car with 250,000 miles on it now.
    The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent The Manitowoc Company's positions, strategies, or opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    And, BTW, not all of us hold on to our old distaste for ice-o-matic. I service several of them, and they are perfectly acceptable machines. I would buy one.
    X2 The ones I see don't have circuit boards that cost a fortune. The newer ones have fan cycling which is a big help.
    Doug

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