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    Scottsman flaker not producing ice

    Scottsman AFE424 was making a loud noise and not producing ice. Found all the auger assembly bolts loose. Retightned bolts and machine running smoothly now. Unfortunately, its still no longer...
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    My hat goes off to your father. He and those who...

    My hat goes off to your father. He and those who served back then are my heroes.
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    Lol. Your a handsome dude. You have one eye on...

    Lol. Your a handsome dude. You have one eye on each side of your nose but you can get that fixed.
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    Dude, I’m a member of the Fighting Seabees. We’re...

    Dude, I’m a member of the Fighting Seabees. We’re not deck monkeys. Lol
    But thanks anyways.
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    Because I’m narcissistic, self centered and...

    Because I’m narcissistic, self centered and totally in love with myself. Lol
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    posting selfie

    How do I add my picture so it appears each time I post a question or answer?

    Thanks!
  7. Thank you so much

    Thank you so much
  8. Thanks Im doing ok. Just trying to learn this...

    Thanks Im doing ok. Just trying to learn this domestic refrigeration stuff. Old control has no numbers or anything to go off of for replacing. New factory part no longer available unless you want to...
  9. Factory part no longer available. (wr09x5235) ...

    Factory part no longer available. (wr09x5235)

    Its never that simple. But thanks anyways
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    Ok thanks. Appreciate the info

    Ok thanks. Appreciate the info
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    Ok thanks. I feel like such a dope for asking...

    Ok thanks. I feel like such a dope for asking because it has 3 separate zones so divide the 14 oz by 3? Or 14 oz to each zone?
    This is my first mini split zone system. Up till now it’s only been...
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    Thanks for the response but as I asked: total sum...

    Thanks for the response but as I asked: total sum of all 3 lengths or the individual lengths of each zone?
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    Adding gas to mini split

    Just installed a Fujitsu 3 zone mini split system. The total length of all 3 line sets combined is about 165 feet. The manual calls for adding about 14 oz of refrigerant if the lines exceed this...
  14. Thanks. Several years ago someone removed the...

    Thanks. Several years ago someone removed the factory control and installed a commercial control on the exterior of the fridge and ran the cap tube inside behind the evap coil. Seemed to work fine up...
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    We need an app to chart the daily changes in...

    We need an app to chart the daily changes in refrigerant costs so we can adjust our prices accordingly. Gas stations do it with fuel.
  16. ideal temperature control for domestic fridge

    Need to replace the temperature control on a domestic type refrigerator/freezer unit thats being used in a lab. Typical household type upper door freezer and lower door fridge. What would be the...
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    Thanks for the advice. What gas valve are you...

    Thanks for the advice. What gas valve are you thinking of that is so expensive?
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    Thanks. Sorry Just to clarify; old valve was able...

    Thanks. Sorry Just to clarify; old valve was able to adjust the flame height so Iím not trying to change anything. Customer just wants the same type of valve. Fireplace is probably over 40 years old...
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    Gas valve rerplacement

    Need to replace an existing millivolt gas valve for a customer. They want the same type of valve with the knob so they can adjust the flames. What would be a good replacement valve for this?
    ...
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    nitrogen while brazing?

    So I finally got on board with running nitrogen through the lines while brazing but im wondering about all the R410A systems Ive installed over the last few years that I didn't do that. So far I...
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    Sounds good. Thanks.

    Sounds good. Thanks.
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    Hi, Its a cap tube system and calls for...

    Hi,

    Its a cap tube system and calls for exactly 10 oz of refrigerant. I didnt measure the super heat because I thought being a critical charge, checking for that wouldn't be necessary provided you...
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    new compressor noise

    Replaced a 1/3 hp 134A Danfoss compressor about 3 months ago. Old compressor wasn't pumping. Had equal pressure on both sides.
    System has been working fine until customer called and said its now...
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    Thank you for the info. Actually going with...

    Thank you for the info. Actually going with Fujitsu.
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    No I guess not. Just looking for what the...

    No I guess not. Just looking for what the brochures dont tell you
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    multi zone mini split question

    Bidding on installing a mini split heat pump system with 3 fan coils and one condensing unit. Been a HVAC contractor for 25 years and this will be my first multi zone mini split install. Done plenty...
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    Efficiency isn’t the owners primary concern. He...

    Efficiency isn’t the owners primary concern. He wants the new furnace quiet operation
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    Exactly. Thank you. Not a town home but a 1.5...

    Exactly. Thank you. Not a town home but a 1.5 million dollar home with 2 furnaces under it that has one 6” flue running vertically inside a center wall through 2 floors and one attic before...
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    Great! Thank you so much. Iíll check into it

    Great! Thank you so much. Iíll check into it
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    Dude, I already said that separate vents isnít...

    Dude, I already said that separate vents isnít possible
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    venting PVC and metal flu together

    Ok here's a crazy question. Homeowner wants to replace existing 80% furnace with a 90% plus furnace. There is another 80% furnace in same the location and are vented together.
    Any way proper way of...
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    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the...

    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the model number wrong. Its an AFE325. And The switch thats shutting it down is the spout switch. Apparently the ice is getting stuck in the chute which is...
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    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the...

    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the model number wrong. Its an AFE325. And The switch thats shutting it down is the spout switch.
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    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the...

    Thank you so much. I must apologize. I got the model number wrong. Its an AFE325. And The switch thats shutting it down is the spout switch.
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    Ok thanks. Just to be clarify, itís the micro...

    Ok thanks.
    Just to be clarify, itís the micro switch thatís installed on top of the auger where the ice is being pushed out through the tube.
    Iíll look at it again but I also see the centrifugal...
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    Scotsman flaker shutting off

    Iím sure this is an easy one for someone who knows the Scotsman afe424 flaker.
    Machine starts up and starts producing ice for a few minutes and then the paddle switch at the top of the...
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    Yep they were headaches too in the old days....

    Yep they were headaches too in the old days.
    Just replaced the variable speed motor and circuit board on a Payne modulating furnace. HOLY COW! $800 for the motor and another $450 for the board....
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    -80C freezer refrigerant

    Diagnosed -80C freezer with a case grounded low side compressor. As Im looking at the refrigerant needed to replace the compressor Im wondering if there is a difference between R-508 and R-508B. Is...
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    Quest hydronic system

    Got a service call on a hydronic system that uses quest zone valves. Anyone heard of them? Know who sells the valves and thermostats?? Not seeing much with search engine.
    Residentisl Hydronic...
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    Know that humidity (Wet bulb) will be a big...

    Know that humidity (Wet bulb) will be a big factor.
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    Thank you very much for that. 22 years of being a...

    Thank you very much for that. 22 years of being a member of the Navy Mobile Construction Battalion and the fighting Seabees.
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    I can do one better on the "add gas and go": Ever...

    I can do one better on the "add gas and go": Ever heard of a freon drip? System had a slow leak and you couldnt come back for at least a week so you hooked a bottle of R22 to it and crack the valve...
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    You made a good point joey. It wasn't all...

    You made a good point joey.
    It wasn't all peaches and cream. Lousy Thomas Guide was your only way to find an address that didnt exist half the time. Searching for a pay phone to call the customer...
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    It was Head pressure was calculated as...

    It was Head pressure was calculated as "temperature converted to pressure plus 30". I remember that from my school Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Class of 1984.
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    Oh the memories!

    Remember the days when you only needed 3 types of refrigerant for every kind of residential and light commercial HVACR system out there?
    Remember when every control was either on or off?
    Remember...
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    Yes thank you for the email. Much appreciated! ...

    Yes thank you for the email. Much appreciated!
    Just got off the phone with my supplier. The ECM motor is almost $900! The board is almost $500! I need to make an accurate diagnosis on whether its...
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    Yes. Got a code 12 and 44. All I could note is...

    Yes. Got a code 12 and 44. All I could note is using my voltage detector wand the black wire going to the motor is hot all the time. Other wires not showing anything when jumping R to G.
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    Carrier variable speed furnace

    Did a call out on a Carrier 58MVP variable speed 2 stage furnace. Blower motor not coming on during call for heat or fan only. code 44 comes up.
    Not sure how to determine if motor is bad or the...
  49. Thanks all for the great advice. Ill put in an...

    Thanks all for the great advice. Ill put in an order for a few LLFD so ill be ready for the next one.
  50. Bad compressor. Locked up tighter than a tractors...

    Bad compressor. Locked up tighter than a tractors nuts. New start kit ineffective. Already removed it.
    No evidence of a burn out.
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