Help needed on a Groen tilt pot
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  1. #1
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    Help needed on a Groen tilt pot

    I got the thing working, it had a loose wire on the thermostat, but neither the Chef or I know how much water to add, the pop off valve burps it out when heated up. I guess it could be weak, but I don't have a book on it and the slugs at Groen won't return my phone calls.
    Any help appreciated.
    Jim

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    Usually the pressure relief valve pops off if it overheats, the valve is weak or too much water is added. Wihout the model number I cannot tell you how much water to add. When adding water ONLY use distilled water.

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    Thanks for responding, how much water should we put in, low on the sight glass? I understand the gage should read in a vacuum if properly balanced.
    We are using distilled water (We being the Chef and I, the serviceman.)
    Those slugs still haven't got back to me from Groen.

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    Groen Tilt Kettle

    Along with the distilled water you should use a rust inhibiter, Groen and Cleveland does not sell this rust inhibiter; you can use a product called Borex; they sell this in Home Depot.

    As far as the amount of distilled, if it is a 80qt kettle then 8.5 gallons, 60qt then 6.0 to 6.5 gallons. If you need a PDF on the kettle get me the model.

    Good Luck.

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    I appreciate your help, you are probably successful at your job. A helpful attitude is good in this business.
    Model TDB 7-40 Serial 15975 1990-91 208-230 3 Phase 30 amp.
    Thanks, Jim.

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    Groen TDB 7-40

    Takes 5-quarts of distilled water. Attached is the PDF service manual for this model, any else let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propclub View Post
    Takes 5-quarts of distilled water. Attached is the PDF service manual for this model, any else let me know.
    Thank you, but I don't think the attachment made it.
    Jim

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    Groen Attachment

    The file is to large for this format, if you want the manual send me an e-amil at dkirmse@levelonetechnical.com and I will send it to you.

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    you mentioned about a sightglass on this unit. Water only halfway up the sightglass. Don't add more rust inhibitor unless you lose almost all the water. To put the system in a vacuum heat it up for 5-10 minutes and then momentarily release the pressure relief valve. DO NOT release the valve when cold or you will lose the vacuum.

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    Thanks Pairman, I will pass that on.

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