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How to Recharge the Freon in a Commercial Refrigerator or Freezer

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs,) often known as Freon®, and their replacements, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), are being phased out, globally. Consequently, R-22, HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b can no longer be produced or imported into the United States. Freon that has been stockpiled or that is cleaned and recycled, however,...

Dixell Controller Factory Reset Instructions

From refrigerators to freezers, a wide variety of commercial cooling equipment is equipped with Dixell controllers. Many authorized technicians are called to install and troubleshoot the component, and sometimes, a reset is required. To help with these procedures, we've outlined Dixell controller factory reset instructions for...

How to Test and Replace the Gas Safety Valve on a Pitco Fryer

When the burners on your Pitco fryer flicker or the pilot light refuses to stay lit, or the pilot light is on but the burners won’t ignite, there’s a fair chance the problem is with the unit’s combination gas safety valve.  

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How To Light Commercial Gas Appliances

First, a safety warning: If you smell gas and the appliances are turned off, or if you suspect there may be a gas leak, call the gas company and turn off the main gas shutoff valve to the facility. Do not turn on anything that creates a spark. That includes lighting and electric fans. Even something as small as switching...

How To Convert Appliances From Natural Gas To Propane

Propane is more efficient than natural gas, providing more consistent heat. When appliance owners realize that each unit of propane contains twice the energy of natural gas and that they can time the purchase of propane (which is stored on-site in a tank) to times when the price is low, making the switch is advantageous.

How to Replace a Temperature Controller on a True Freezer Model t-49f

It’s fair to say its temperature controller on a True freezer model T-49f HC reach-in freezer works hard. When it quits working, you may see a p1 error code. Of the variety of electronic controllers used across their model lines, only the Dixell electronic temperature controller issues a p1 alarm....

How to Install A Hoshizaki Ice Machine?

Hoshizaki ice machines are one of the best ice machines used on an industrial and commercial scale. That's why we're here with an installation guide of Hoshizaki ice machines to help technicians in the whole process.

Hoshizaki Ice Machine Installation Guide

How to Install A Scotsman Ice Machine?

Whether it is a restaurant or any company, making ice in different unique shapes is a fantastic task.  The Scotsman ice machine is used all over the world for the preparation of ice on the commercial level. It can be installed easily in any company or a restaurant's cooking area. To install the Scotsman ice machine, you...

Resolving Manitowoc Ice Maker T3 and T4 error codes

The vast majority of ice machine problem are caused by improper cleaning. This manifests as error codes, and, erratic temperatures that lead to long harvests. More often than not, can be traced back to mineral build-up inside the machine or dirty coils.  

Changing a Manitowoc Ice Machine Water Pump

A water pump is a component of a Manitowoc ice machine that pumps water from the water trough to the distribution tube and subsequently over the evaporator. In some models, it also flushes the trough by forcing water down the drain. If a pump fails or becomes weak, it will turn off the ice machine. We're going to guide technicians...