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    Late 70s whirlpool

    Cant believe this thing still works..
    Well...except for the cutting grid it works.

    Thought you guys would appreciate this!

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    God
    I remember that design.

    Fix it by all means.

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    Frigidaire used the pancake for thickness control. Whirlpool used a cam motor.

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    Just need to somehow fix the cutting grid. A wire snapped on it


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    My boss was just telling me about those machines.

    He was talking about that harvest grid and how it was a pain to replace the wires individually. He said replacing the whole grid really didn’t cost that much more but his customers at the time were so cheap they’d never do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmmScott View Post
    Just need to somehow fix the cutting grid. A wire snapped on it


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    Finding the plastic inserts are hard.
    I’ve used Stainless Steel Fishing leader material and made my own wires!

    That transformer was what 36 Volts?

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    I had one of those I maintained about 10 or 12 years ago.
    It was at a school in Avondale, PA. The machine ran like a top. The rest of the kitchen was about the same age but not in as good of shape.
    I remember that same kitchen had an old Kelvinator ice cream freezer. The clamshell doors had come apart so the districts repair was to remove the doors and cover the unit with a heavy blanket.
    Surprisingly it didn’t work to well.
    “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

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    Those were great ice makers. I maintained one that had a water cooled condenser. Made Ice like a fiend. Did not know that there was still one in working shape anymore!

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    Guy I worked with has one of them in his back yard.. I guess the condenser sprung a leak so he remote piped an old mini split condenser into the thing.. runs like a hot dam... gotta love an old school fridge guy that will make shit work with what’s kickin around in the garage... I wouldn’t be the fridge mechanic I am today if it wasn’t for him.. sadly he’s not working any more with big back problems and now the “C” word


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    I think I have parts for that cutting grid... would have to go way back in the storage area. From the receiver label, looks like it's 502. When they made the change from R12 they just bumped up the voltage to cut the ice faster, but that increased the resistance at the ends of the wires and melted the insulators. PM me if you are interested, no charge (maybe a few bucks for postage?).
    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    Well I was able to get her running. One wire snapped and I was able to just eliminate that wire and land the attaching wire to the next one over.

    It has one section where the cubes are bigger but hey what more could u ask for lol.
    Its working pretty well now!

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    My timing on those were
    1 slab almost completely cut thru
    1 on top
    and
    1 being made

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    We need send to stock wires for those!

    Just got done with working on an under counter ice machine on an island in a very high-end cabin. It looked like a Mini version of that design. I don’t remember the manufacturer, but it wasn’t very old.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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