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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 need to follow the proper guide to take safety precautions. 

If you are also looking for the best guide for Scotsman ice machine installation, this article will be effective for you. 

Scotsman Ice Machine Installation – Step by Step Guide

The Scotsman ice machine comes in different models with advanced highlights. Here, we will cover the detailed guide of installation step by step of some top Scotsman ice machine models. By following the below procedure for each of the Scotsman ice machine models, technicians will efficiently perform the installation process. Let's start the procedure!

Scotsman Ice Machine Installation Guide – MC & MXG RANGE

If the technicians need to install the Scots Ice Machine models of MC & MXG RANGE, the installation procedure the listed below:

  • First of all, you need to open the ice machine and examine the damage issue outside the ice machine.
  • Unscrew the top and side panel and save the screws.
  • A vertical ice slide is also required to push.
  • In this step, the technician is required to extract the unit by opening the screws.
  • Break the label or a tie that has covered the ice level control pipeline.
  • Take out the sensor bracket, screws, fiber washers, and the polystyrene shield from the inside of the ice machine.
  • After opening the ice slide off the ice machine, you need to place the metal bracket inside the storage bin.
  • Tighten the metal bracket and the ice level control sensor.
  • Go through the data plate and ensure the water and electric connections are satisfied.
  • In this step, firstly, make sure the minimum ambient temperature is 10 dc, and the maximum ambient temperature is 35 dc.
  • Set the space of at least 15 cm on both sides of the ice machine for the proper electric and water connections.
  • Set the placement of the unit by using the movable feet. 
  • In this step, technicians are required to connect the water inlet from both ends, i.e., one end with the water inlet valve located at the backside of the ice machine and the second end with the water supply.
  • Now, you need to connect the water drain flexible tube with the ice machine, i.e., one end with the water drain fitting on the backside of the ice machine while the other end with the floor drain point.
  • Installation of the fair electric plug is required in this step.
  • Start the water tap.
  • Turn on the ice machine by switching the power on.

Scotsman Ice Machine Installation – AC 36, AC 46 AF RANGE & EC RANGE

If you must install the Scotsman ice machine model AC 36, AC 46, AF RANGE & EC RANGE, below is the procedure listed in easy steps.

  • First of all, you need to open the ice machine and examine the damage issue outside the ice machine.
  • After opening the door, you need to remove both water pipes, i.e., water inlet and water drain.
  • You can see a packing tape that has covered the screen and spray assy; you need to remove that tape.
  • In this step, firstly, make sure the minimum ambient temperature is 10 dc, and the maximum ambient temperature is 35 dc.
  • Set the space of at least 15 cm on both sides of the ice machine for the proper electric and water connections.

NOTE: Avoid the installation in the closed cabinet.

  • Set the placement of the unit by using the movable feet. 
  • In this step, technicians are required to connect the water inlet from both ends, i.e., one end with the water inlet valve located at the backside of the ice machine and the second end with the water supply.

NOTE: Minimum water pressure should be 1 bar, and the maximum water pressure should be 4 bar. The minimum water temperature should be 10dc, and the maximum water temperature should be 30 dc.

  • Now, you need to connect the water drain flexible tube with the ice machine, i.e., one end with the water drain fitting on the backside of the ice machine while the other end with the floor drain point.

NOTE:

The distance between the drain point and the ice machine must be 15 cm. 

For the EC RANGE Scotsman Ice Machine, the height should be 1.5 meters. 

  • Installation of the fair electric plug is required in this step.

NOTE: For the EC RANGE & AC 46, don't forget to check the spring and plug; you'll find them in the storage bin.

  • Start the water tap.

NOTE: For the AF RANGE, don't forget to check the guiding sticker or info places to ensure the electric and water connections are adequately made.

  • End the procedure by switching on the power supply.

NOTE: For the AC 46 & EC RANGE, you need to push the green button.

Scotsman Ice Machine Installation – MV & NW RANGE

The Scotsman ice maker installation procedure of both models, i.e., MV RANGE & NW RANGE, is almost identical. Let's start the procedure!

  • First of all, you need to unbox the ice machine and examine the damage issue outside the ice machine. Also, technicians are required to remove the front panel to begin the installation process.
  • In this step, after opening the door of the ice machine, you need to remove both pipes of water, i.e., inlet pipe and drain pipe.
  • The air baffle plate is needed to remove from the backside of the unit of the ice machine.
  • Technicians are required to remove the front and the side panels by opening the screws. 

NOTE: Don't forget to save the screws at the appropriate place.

  • On the wooden palate of the ice machine, you will find the unit easily. This unit is needed to extract. Also, the side and the top cover required to be replaced. 
  • You need to remove the packing tape that has covered the plastic deflector cover. 
  • Take out the deflector cover by putting its right side.

NOTE: Don't forget to remove the O'ring before taking the deflector out. (For just NW RANGE Scotsman Ice Machine)

  • In this step, the packing tape is required to remove the ice thickness sensor on the evaporator plate.
  • Now, you need to cover the ice machine with the deflector cover.
  • Untighten the three screws on the air-cooled units of the ice machine.
  • To increase the chances of recycling hot air, installing the metal baffle plate is needed on the backside. The installation of the metal baffle plate will ensure ventilation.
  • To confirm the electric wiring and the voltages are proper, you need to review the info plate located on the rear panel.
  • Make sure the minimum ambient temperature is 10 dc, and the maximum ambient temperature is 35 dc.
  • Set the space of at least 15 cm on both sides of the ice machine for the proper electric and water connections.
  • In this step, technicians must connect the water inlet from both ends, i.e., one end with the water inlet valve located at the backside of the ice machine and the second end with the water supply.

NOTE: Minimum water pressure should be 1 bar, and the maximum water pressure should be 5 bar. While the minimum water temperature should be 5 dc, and the maximum water temperature should be 35 dc.

  • Installation of the fair electric plug is required in this step.
  • Set the placement of the unit by using the movable feet. 
  • Now, you need to connect the water drain flexible tube with the ice machine, i.e., one end with the water drain fitting on the backside of the ice machine while the other end with the floor drain point. 

NOTE: The distance between the drain point and the ice machine must be 15 cm.

  • Start the water tap.
  • End the procedure by switching on the power supply.

FAQ's

How do you adjust a Scotsman ice maker?

In case of facing improper size of the ice cubes, first of all, make sure the knob of ice cube size control is set at the front of the control box. After this, you need to rotate the knob clockwise (if the cubes are depthless) and counterclockwise (if the cubes are oversized) then notice the ice cube size. Repeat this process until the ice machine starts transforming the proper size of ice cubes.

If the ice machine produces fewer ice cubes, the adjustment of bin level is required. Because when too much hot or too cold conditions of ice happen, it needs to be adjusted. Rotation of the level bin clockwise resembles the settings of freezing condition while anticlockwise for warmer conditions.

How does a Scotsman ice machine work?

The Scotsman ice machine used to make the ice on the commercial level in massive amounts. The process of making ice in the ice machine starts from the compressor. When the water is transferred into the ice machine, the refrigerant elements work on the evaporator coil and chills the water. 

Once water gets too cold, the refrigerant area turns this cold water into ice. Placing the ice machine correctly under the countertop will ensure that the machine is working correctly and that no water enters your home or a company. Improper installation will reduce the icing, damage the machine, shorten its service life, and other damages to the place.

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