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Franklin chef 85# ice machine problem

The machine will freeze ice, but it will not drop or harvest the ice before it sprays more water up on the ice causing it to freeze up. What could we do to solve this problem? Where can we get some type of schematic or troubleshooting information.

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DO THE BASICS:
Change the water filter
Add ice machine cleaner and go by the directions.
What should be kept clean?
There are 5 things to keep clean:
1. The outside cabinet & door.
2. The ice storage bin.
3. The condenser.
4. The ice making system.
5. The ice scoop.
The ice storage bin should be sanitized
occasionally. It is usually convenient to sanitize the
bin after the ice making system has been cleaned,
and the storage bin is empty.
A sanitizing solution can be made of 1 ounce of
household bleach and two gallons of hot (950F. -
1150F.) water. Use a clean cloth and wipe the
interior of the ice storage bin with the sanitizing
solution, pour some of the solution down the drain.
Allow to air dry.

How to clean the condenser.
The condenser is like the radiator on a car, it has
fins and tubes that can become clogged. To clean:
1. Remove the kickplate.
2. Locate the condenser surface.
3. Vacuum the surface, removing all dust and lint.
Caution: Do not dent the fins.
4. Replace the kickplate.
Winterizing
1. Clean the machine as explained on the next
page.
2. Turn off the water supply.
3. Drain the water reservoir. See page 24, Spray
Pump Repair and follow the instructions to remove
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4. Disconnect the incoming water line at the inlet
water valve.
5Remove control box cover and turn the timer
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6. With the machine operating, blow air through
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CUBE ADJUSTMENTS
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done by a qualified service person.
Cube size control.
The cube size control should only be adjusted to
bring the cubes to the correct shape, the overall
size cannot be adjusted. Try to adjust the cube
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1. Open the door and remove the control box
cover.
2. Locate the cube size adjustment screw, and to
make fuller cubes, turn the screw clockwise about
1/4 turn. This will make the freezing cycle longer.
3. To shorten the freezing cycle and make cubes
that are not as full, turn the adjustment screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise.
4. After the next freezing cycle, the cubes should
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cycle.


Diagnostic Codes
Code Description
F - - - - - - - Freeze Cycle
F flashes- - - - Freeze Cycle is Pending
H - - - - - - - Harvest Cycle
H flashes- - - - Manual Harvest
b - - - - - - - Bin is Full
C - - - - - - - Clean Cycle
L - - - - - - - Board Locked
d - - - - - - - Test Mode
O - - - - - - - Off
E - - - - - - - Self Test Failed
1 flashes- - - - Max Freeze - Retrying
1 - - - - - - - Max Freeze Time Shut Down
2 flashes- - - - Max Harvest - Retrying
2 - - - - - - - Max Harvest Time Shut Down
3 - - - - - - - Slow Water Fill
4 - - - - - - - High Discharge Temp
5 - - - - - - - Sump Temp Sensor Failure
7 - - - - - - - Discharge Temp Sensor Failure
8 flashes - - - Short Freeze - Retrying
8 - - - - - - - Short Freeze - Thin ice
All 4 Upper Lights Flashing - Unit Remotely Locked Out

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