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  1. Thread: Have you ever?

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    That struck a common chord with me. As they...

    That struck a common chord with me. As they warned me...once you're in charge, you spend 90% of your time on that 10%.

    Nothing like being called by PMO at 3am on a Sat. morning because one of your...
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    In the serial number, the "08D" indicates the...

    In the serial number, the "08D" indicates the date of manufacture:


    08=2008
    D =April

    From your description, it sounds like it's not proving flame - for whatever reason -


    Faulty...
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    https://www.simutechmultimedia.com/

    https://www.simutechmultimedia.com/
  4. As Protocol had stated, Dormont uses that color...

    As Protocol had stated, Dormont uses that color coding scheme to identify between THEIR hoses designed for stationary or moveable equipment. However, not all manufacturers follow that color coding....
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    First thing I thought of was an old swamp cooler...

    First thing I thought of was an old swamp cooler sitting on top.
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    On my computer, must be a sign for a failed...

    On my computer, must be a sign for a failed picture post. I looked on Tapacrap and it show some little icon of a torn picture.
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    I see a picture of a negative sign inside of a...

    I see a picture of a negative sign inside of a circle.

    I think that's HILARIOUS!
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    https://www.racplus.com/features/-is-it-time-to-st...

    https://www.racplus.com/features/-is-it-time-to-stop-using-r404a/8610668.article
  9. That's an old "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants"...

    That's an old "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" test method done with analog meters that was used before a capacitor test mode was incorporated into our modern digital meters. All it does is prove...
  10. I'm not a Taylor tech, but I can troubleshoot an...

    I'm not a Taylor tech, but I can troubleshoot an electrical problem.

    You wrote a bunch of ambiguous statements there.

    So you "test fired" the motor. In my forty years of troubleshooting...
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    I've never worked on one, but would that be a...

    I've never worked on one, but would that be a boilerless combi that uses spritz to generate steam?

    If that's what happens, then that picture depicts exactly what I envisioned could happen...and...
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
  13. Thread: Alto Shaam

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    Here's a service manual. I can't seem to upload...

    Here's a service manual. I can't seem to upload it, so here's the link:
    ...
  14. Thread: Alto Shaam

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    I'm guessing it's a XL-300 or 400. Here ya go:

    I'm guessing it's a XL-300 or 400. Here ya go:
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    Anisha, there are hundreds upon HUNDREDS of...

    Anisha, there are hundreds upon HUNDREDS of machine models which use that. It's the most commonly used refrigerant used in REFRIGERATION applications - especially ice machines and low temp.
  16. Thread: Hobart lt1

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    We have allot of Hobart dish machines where I...

    We have allot of Hobart dish machines where I work. All sizes. Flight machines, conveyor, utensil, door-type...and down to under-counter ones.

    Awhile back, we had one of their techs out for...
  17. Thread: Hobart lt1

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    No. I wished I had one. The way I understand...

    No. I wished I had one.

    The way I understand it is that Hobart's service manuals are now all locked up in their own "cloud". Even a Hobart tech (which I am not) can't share them. They're only...
  18. Thread: No Ground?!?

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    That short should have tripped a circuit breaker....

    That short should have tripped a circuit breaker.
    That's quite an oversight on Market Forge's part. I'd call them and let them know.

    Lucky that your getting shocked wasn't under conditions...
  19. Thread: Hobart lt1

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    Perhaps you're referring to the vacuum breaker?

    Perhaps you're referring to the vacuum breaker?
  20. Thread: Hobart lt1

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    What do you mean by dropping? What do you mean...

    What do you mean by dropping?

    What do you mean by spigot? There's no spigot that I'm aware of.

    Here's a parts manual to help identify what you're talking about:
  21. Thread: No Ground?!?

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    So you're not seeing continuity between the...

    So you're not seeing continuity between the control box and the pressure switch box? Well, they're both mounted within the cabinet and the boxes should both be bonded to ground in that fashion. As...
  22. Thread: No Ground?!?

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    I'm not sure why you're looking for a ground...

    I'm not sure why you're looking for a ground there. Your pic is too small too, so I can't make out what your meter is connected to.

    From the service manual's schematic, ground is used -

    as...
  23. Thread: Oops

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    Normally WOS posts are what we encounter that are...

    Normally WOS posts are what we encounter that are the results of OTHER'S poor trade practices. I admire the fact that you posted your own blunder here on the WOS. I've done some doozies...
  24. Thread: Why the hell

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    You just had to ask, so I had to look it up: ...

    You just had to ask, so I had to look it up:

    Why is there a 'd' in the word fridge but not in the word refrigerator?
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    Too bad the company you're with now won't make...

    Too bad the company you're with now won't make the training your wanting available to you.

    Since you already have 3 1/2 years experience, I think you're already a great candidate to move on. ...
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    Moderators, can you please move this to the...

    Moderators, can you please move this to the Commercial Food Service Equipment forum for anyone's future reference.
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    Here's your codes: W606=12 minutes have passed...

    Here's your codes:

    W606=12 minutes have passed since the last float closed during initial fill. Active in initial fill cycle only.
    E507=Tank 3 (pre-wash) temp probe is open circuit. Active when...
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    Olivero, if I’m understanding correctly - your...

    Olivero, if I’m understanding correctly - your INITIAL question is about how pressure drop affects JUST the temperature of the LIQUID refrigerant as it passes through the expansion valve. So, you’re...
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    Olivero, that was some kind of thought-provoking...

    Olivero, that was some kind of thought-provoking question. One that I never saw a reason to ask until you did so.
    I read many of the responses, then thought about it some. My answer is probably...
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    I've worked on some steam tables that were a real...

    I've worked on some steam tables that were a real biotch to repair, but I think THAT one "takes the cake". What a stupid, STUPID, STUPID design!
  31. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS W.O.S. post! ...

    This is an absolutely GORGEOUS W.O.S. post!

    Y'all...please thank all the big-box stores for supplying all of the materials/components necessary for making this opportunity available to the fine...
  32. So, then he might call you after the grill...

    So, then he might call you after the grill catches fire. Sadly, most restaurant managers are knuckleheads concerned mostly about their profit. Bean-counters.
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    It seems that when I'd perused a 2018 study guide...

    It seems that when I'd perused a 2018 study guide (that I'd asked to look at) for gaining an EPA certification , it hinted that prior EPA certifications are grandfathered (or words to that effect). ...
  34. U-burners are extremely common in griddles,...

    U-burners are extremely common in griddles, chargrills and ovens. I honestly don't know how many variations there are since I've never had any two to compare with one another. For all I know, the...
  35. Thread: Truck stock

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    I take it you're wanting to stock generic parts...

    I take it you're wanting to stock generic parts that fulfill repairs to multiple brands. There are very few parts out there that will do that. Cooking equipment isn't like HVAC/R where (for...
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    Jack Fowler, THANK YOU for all your input in this...

    Jack Fowler, THANK YOU for all your input in this forum.

    In the CHILLERS OPEN FORUM:


    The REFRIGERATION AND ICE MAKING forum:


    The TOOLS & TEST EQUIPMENT forum:
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    I'm with you there, but ALL the Sears within...

    I'm with you there, but ALL the Sears within Nashivlle TN are gone now. I always loved the row-after-row of tools they had. From tool boxes to pocket tools, I've bought them all.
    I haven't yet...
  38. Thread: TURBOCHEF

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    The way read that, it sounded like you want to...

    The way read that, it sounded like you want to work for them.

    For service, I Googled "find turbochef service".

    BAM! This link was at the top of the list:...
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    He thought I did your work? LOL! So he's...

    He thought I did your work? LOL!

    So he's talking about that double gauge? Hatco supplies ones like that for installation with their boosters. I never had much faith in the thermometer part, so...
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    No boiler involved here. Just a simple water...

    No boiler involved here. Just a simple water pressure gauge displaying the specified rinse water pressure for the final rinse in a commercial dishwasher. The PRV in the pic regulates the pressure...
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    I was going to say don't feed the troll, but he's...

    I was going to say don't feed the troll, but he's banned now anyway.
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    Did you get an answer on this from Cleveland? ...

    Did you get an answer on this from Cleveland?

    I work in-house and we have three of those units. I've never seen that voltage problem.

    As for the linear actuator and how it's employed - I DON'T...
  43. Thread: Thermopiles

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    By shielded ones, do you mean the "armored" ones...

    By shielded ones, do you mean the "armored" ones like THIS?

    https://i.ibb.co/k988NvL/Armored-thmopile.jpg

    They're used in high-temperature applications. For instance, they're preferred for use...
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    Why did you replace that contactor? Did you test...

    Why did you replace that contactor? Did you test for the required 24vac to its coil before replacing it?

    I'll fast-track this with what you need to troubleshoot the problem. Here's the service...
  45. Thread: Hobart UW50

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    Okay, I get ya. That contactor merely serves...

    Okay, I get ya.

    That contactor merely serves to supply main power to the external booster. Of course, the booster has a thermostat that will allow it to heat to setpoint.

    As for having to push...
  46. Thread: Hobart UW50

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    I'll add only one more thing until you can...

    I'll add only one more thing until you can provide more info:

    The UW50 is an odd setup in that it's generally wired to control when its internal OR external booster heater is turned on. If you...
  47. Thread: Hobart UW50

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    With what I said, I'm hoping you'll understand...

    With what I said, I'm hoping you'll understand what the machine actually does.

    I'm a little confused though. Your comment I've highlighted in RED doesn't make sense to me.

    MANUAL? ...
  48. Thread: Hobart UW50

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    A steam heated washer with an electrically heated...

    A steam heated washer with an electrically heated BOOSTER? That's an unusual setup.

    The "supplemental" heat you're referring comes from what's called a booster heater. A booster heater is...
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    I Learned While I Laughed...

    Just a light-hearted vid from https://hvacrschool.com/:

    Bertlife 8: #BERTLIFE Meets Jim Bergmann!
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    Well CRAP! I'm sorry to hear that. I was...

    Well CRAP! I'm sorry to hear that. I was progressing through this thread with some hope that you'd fulfill your passions by combining your two areas of expertise.

    Teaching gets into your blood...
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