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Working on a Manitowoc BDO452A ice machine. The machine runs 2 batches of ice perfectly then on the 3rd cycle the unit cuts out as soon as the machine goes in to harvest.

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This is odd that Manitowoc is listed on a page showing a Whirlpool refrigerator model and number. What is the model number listed on your Manitowoc? Not the base model number. The number listed inside the top section. Manitowoc has a really good service reputation. Their control boards have a series of self diagnostics. Get me your model and we will go from there. Sea Breeze

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