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     fixbear updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 13 Posts
  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I’m working on a Scotsman Ice Machine (cube ice) the problem its having is that the reservoir is overflowing and dripping into the ice bin. This is causing the ice to melt. I have already cleaned the water level sensor probe and it’s still having the same issue. I am wondering if somehow the water fill valve is bypassing causing the problem.

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Model number please.

    And are you referring to the tray below the evaporator or the sump and pump area?

  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Model Number is C0522SW-1B

    Reservoir/tray below the evaporator and curtain. It’s overflowing and dripping into the ice bin.

  • olivero

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve had this happen before, it’s usually the fill solenoid not closing properly. It can be intermitten but anytime I’ve had this issue, that’s what it was.

  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Yea that’s what I had figured. Since the only thing that tells that fill solenoid valve to open and close is the water level sensor probe.

    • olivero

      Member
      November 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, but the control board can also be a problem, rarely is it an “always on” kind of problem, normally it’s a “Won’t come on” type of problem

      I’d just replace that fill valve, or take it apart, might be something stuck in it. They are pretty easy to replace.

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    That’s a Prodigy machine. Makes it very easy to determine as it has a LED for every function. If the water light is on, the solenoid is energized. Off it’s not. So if the water is still rising with it off, repair or replace the solenoid valve. In that circumstance, it’s normally right after someone changed the water filter or there was work on the water system that dislodged some kind of particulate. Make sure to check and clean the water screen.

  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you, yea the water level keeps rising when the watet fill light is off. This ice machine doesn’t have a water filter installed so im thinking scale build up or something. I will check it tomorrow.

    • olivero

      Member
      November 9, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      I’d say that’s a dead give away on the solenoid staying open.

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I forgot to ask a important question. Has the pump ever been replaced. Scotsman machines have to have a very precise OEM pump for the water delivery or they will overflow the pan. Also the spray bar reassembly and placement is important. Any build up on the top ledge under the spray bar will cause the flow down the evaporator to be to aggressive in one area to the point it will overflow into the bin. Pump out of spec will do the same thing. You also want to be sure that the channel back to the pump tank is clear and a cleaning cloth isn’t in it.

  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    The ice machine is only about 2 years old so nothing has been replaced in it. This is the first issue this customer has had since its been installed. I don’t know why a filter was never installed.

  • Sanchezhvac

    Member
    November 9, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Another thing does anybody have like a parts breakdown of this machine?

  • fixbear

    Member
    November 10, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Do you one better, How about all three manuals for it.

    Parts manual

    Service manual

    install and operation manual

    Be aware, that you have a early “B” machine. The big changes were the “D”s. They do have some sensitive cleaning requirements with the level probes and thickness probe. But they are the easiest of all brands to troubleshoot.

    If you ever need support for food service machines, Partstown site just plug in you model in the search box. It defaults to the parts list, but you can then click to manuals. I find it very helpful.

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