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My manitowoc ice machine keeps tripping the breaker when it goes into ice making mode,what could be the problem

It starts up but when it starts pumping water and compressor is suppose to kick on the breaker trips. im thinking maybe compressor but not sure

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  • Mike Lange Dec 09, 2014

    Sounds like you have done all the troubleshooting you can do. If the power supply/breaker is good, there are no other loads on that circuit and the breaker pops every time the compressor is supposed to start. Then I would say its the compressor



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Compressor or condenser fan motor bad, very rear problem, or check wires on physical damage.

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Which breaker? Something on the Freezer or the house power to the outlet?

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  • Mike Lange Dec 08, 2014

    More than likely you have to many amps being drawn by that circuit and the Ice maker motor is what exceeds the amp set by the breaker Check what else is plugged into the same circuit as the fridgerator. Try to spread out some of the load to other circuits. If all else fails you might want to see if the breaker itself is getting worn out and tripping prematurely Keep in mind the motor for the Ice maker is probably pretty small. which means it shouldn't be drawing very much power.

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    jim dipronio Dec 08, 2014

    this is just an ice machine and is only thing on circuit. it has been working,just started doing this

  • Mike Lange Dec 09, 2014

    Mfg says max for this unit would be 15 amp breaker. Do you know what you have now?

  • Mike Lange Dec 09, 2014

    If you think your breaker is ok. Then based upon the design of this unit the most likely thing will be the compressor motor could be stuck.

  • Mike Lange Dec 09, 2014

    When you said it just started doing this.... Did you mean. It worked fine then started popping the breaker and has done that ever since? No intermittent service, works sometimes and trips sometimes?

  • Mike Lange Dec 09, 2014

    This unit could have one of two different compressors either a TEC or a Danfoss. You will need to know which one you have to troubleshoot it any further

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    jim dipronio Dec 09, 2014

    Yes it starts filling with water and circulates it but as soon as the relay kicks in to freeze the water it trips the breaker. Already tried switching breaker



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