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  1. #1
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    documentation on flakers

    Yesterday i got called out to a warrenty call on a scotsman unit. Ive never touched a flaker machine before.

    It was giving me a error code 3 for a empty water resivour and was running water through and down the drain. With help of tech support decided to replaced the lower water seal. He said i can get instructions off scotsman website.

    Why on this unit does it not have a water solenoid?

    I dont have a model number with me but it was the newer prodigy series
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  2. #2
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    Obviously there is a float valve if not a water inlet valve? I prefer a mechanical float valve over a water inlet valve anyways. Much simpler and doesn't require any water probe sensors to regulate water level. Usually just has a safety probe to shut machine down in case of loss of water.

  3. #3
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    Scotsman with CM3 use an electronic water level sensor.

  4. #4
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    Flakers require a gonstant water level. They make ice continuously therefore using water continuously. A solenoid valve would cause problems not a solution.

  5. #5
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    What about when it has a full bin.

  6. #6
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    The float valve shut stopping the water flow. If it doesn't replace the valve

  7. #7
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    Hoshi flakers have water inlet solenoid valves as their primary water control. Some other machines have a solenoid, and some have a solenoid AND a float.

  8. #8
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    A solenoid on a scotsman flaker would be an added cost that would add extra service and unnecesary electrical consumption. Float valves are a proven system. They are used in toilets, cooling towers Cattle waterers,etc. Keep it simple stupid is sound engineering

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