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Offline Icehouse

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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 10:08:10 AM »
Problem Back!!

This time i replaced the icesize thermostat with a new one but the hot gas keeps releasing after exactly 1 minute and 50 seconds.
I washed and cleaned the whole condenser and blowed off all the dust .
The pump is working fine.
This is some switch that is malfunctioning .
I have made a picture of the hot gas solenoid valve and was thinking that it may be the problem.
If i replace this valve with another will i lose the gas?
There is some lock on the valve it self .if i remove that lock what will happen?

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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 01:31:07 PM »
 :)The ice size (thickness control) sends a message to the harvest relay, which energizes the "hot-gas" valve.
The C clip on the solenoid portion is to keep the solenoid from popping off.
You can test this solenoid by removing the C clip ans lifting the coil off the valve stem. Put a screwdriver through the hole and feel the resistance.
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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 01:40:12 PM »
Today i purchased a new ice harvest thermostat and installed it on the machine and it was working .
Until it was time to harvest the ice and noting happened,the machine kept running even thought it was time to release the ice.

I then pulled out the thermostat of the sheath to put it under the ice to get it temperture to release the ice but noting happened.

So i thought of installing the old one again to see what happens and did the same thing (Hot gas to early)

Replaced the old one with the new one and did the same thing (hot gas too early)

Now it's not running like the first time when i installed the new one.

What i don't get is why the compressor turns of after it release the hot gas and not restarting to make ice.

 

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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 02:37:04 PM »
Make sure the probe does not have a kink in it and the bulb is tight against the evaporator plate. Turn it to the lowest (Thinnest setting)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 02:42:27 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 02:41:26 PM »
The ice thickness switch is what you replaced right?


yes that is what i replaced

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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2008, 02:48:06 PM »
Ice machines are real fickle.Everytime it drops a batch the compressor stops and the reservoir gets fresh water right?
Do you have the model number of this one?
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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2008, 03:21:17 PM »
everytime it drops the compressor makes a hissing sound and the ice drops.
after all ice has stop the compressor stops making the hissing sound and runs sweet again ( the normal way it works)

I cant read the model number on the machine but i got a pdf from icehouse of other crystal tip machine but the seem to work similar .
all the replacement parts are the same
here is the pdf http://rapidshare.de/files/41049549/Crystal_Tips_Ice_Machines-1.pdf.html

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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2008, 03:27:41 PM »
do you have an ice fence on the front of the machine?
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Re: Ice Machine Problem
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2008, 03:37:47 PM »
You mean the plastic fence some machines have?
No mine has no fence

 

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