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Offline Repairit

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Small commercial icemaker
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:19:52 AM »
Hey fellow professionals!
I have a client that also owns a small restaurant. He has this small ice maker that will make ice, dump and cycle again and then just stop. I have no previous experience on working on this type of icemaker, your help is greatly appreciated. The manufacturer is Manitowoc and the m# is QY0215W. Thanks, Dave!

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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 11:39:16 AM »
Dave , go to  Manitowoc web site. You can download there service manuals for free. They are really good.

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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 03:45:46 PM »
If it starts,drops once then stops,replace the bin switch in the door.
After it drops you should see the green bin light extinguish if the switch is bad.
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 04:29:05 PM »
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 06:21:56 PM »
Dave , this I know for sure, jumptrout51 really knows ac units . So anything he says on ice machines is probably right on.Thanks JW for the link.

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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 07:08:34 PM »
Function
Bin switch operation is controlled by the movement of the ice damper. The bin switch has two main functions:
1. Terminating the harvest cycle and returning the
ice machine to the freeze cycle.
This occurs when the bin switch is opened and
closed again within 7 seconds of opening during
the harvest cycle.
2. Automatic ice machine shut-off.
If the storage bin is full at the end of a harvest
cycle, the sheet of cubes fails to clear the ice
damper and holds it down. After the ice damper is
held down for 7 seconds, the ice machine shuts
off.
The ice machine remains off until enough ice is
removed from the storage bin to allow the sheet of
cubes to drop clear of the ice damper. As the ice
damper swings back to the operating position, the
bin switch closes and the ice machine restarts.
Check Procedure
1. Set the toggle switch to OFF.
2. Watch the bin switch light on the control board.
3. Move the ice damper upward, toward the
evaporator. The bin switch must close. The bin
switch light “on” indicates the bin switch has
closed properly.
4. Move the ice damper away from the evaporator.
The bin switch must open. The bin switch light
“off” indicates the bin switch has opened properly.
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 10:56:36 PM »
Cool
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 05:38:52 AM »
niobrara and JWWebster, great info on Manitowoc site, and awesome info on operation and diagnostics of the bin switch jumptrout51. Thank you guys!  O0

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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 08:27:09 AM »
Might as well blow out the condenser and do a clean with nickleguard after you replace the bin switch.  O0
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 04:50:57 AM »
Is this working yet?
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2013, 07:57:26 PM »
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2013, 09:09:45 AM »
Had a small run in with another appliance technician who services only commercial places... so not to step on any toes I stopped looking at the ice-maker. I only service domestic major appliances and was only looking at this as a favor. I appreciate all of you all's input!
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Re: Small commercial icemaker
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 04:49:37 PM »
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