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Excessive freeze cycle=60 minutes. In almost every case, it's the water valve (sometimes called the fill valve) is leaking water continually into the sump. Turn machine off and see if you can still hear water running into the unit. If so, it the valve leaking. Just replace it.
http://www.hoshizakiamerica.com/manuals/KM-500M_E_serv.pdf
Go to this site and download you copy of the service manual. It has lots of good stuff.. Let me know if I can be of any further help.

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(Quated From Hoshizaki Technical Bulletin)
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