Check your ice machines water filters before you call for service, Hoshizaki ,Manitowic& Scotsman.
Water related problems are the main reason why ice machines break down. Many times service companies are called out for Ice machine service just to change the water filters. You should always have a spare set of filters on hand. Replace the filters first. If that does not solve your problem, then call your service company.
Servicing and Repairs
Check circuit breakers and fuses first for the ice machine. If they check out then check the water filters for the ice machine. Also it’s possiblethe evaporator may be frozen. Do not remove the ice unless you are trained. You can do more damage than good.
Water Filter Systems
Install a good water filter system for your ice machine. They can prevent many problems in the future and keep the machine from scaling up. Always have a good pre filter and a water softener to prevent scale from forming on the evaporator and other water parts of the machine. Check the bridge sensor or the float control and clean.
Check the condenser and clean if necessary. Many have air cooled condensers on the roof. Check for operation of condenser fan motor and clean the condenser as needed. Also many ice machines have water cooled condensers. Check the water flow for the machine. Make sure the water valves are open, check the water strainer and clean.
Cleaning Your Ice MachineCleaning the machine can be very time consuming and should only be done by a trained service company. There can be many parts that need to be removed for cleaning, and they must be reinstalled correctly for proper operation. In some cases it may be more cost effective to replace some of the hoses because they are difficult to clean and can be replaced for little cost.
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There are a lot of options out there, but only companies that have been in your area for a long time will know the climate and the customers HVAC needs. Local businesses have more of a stake in delivering the best serviceto their community.
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