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Model fim70 will not harvest complete leaves front row of ice and sheet builds up and has to be shut down in order to defrost harvest cycle any suggestions does the sensor on the evaparator need to be moved ? is there a way to make the defrost cycle longer ? any help would be appricated I have only Worked on Scottsman and Manitowoc Ice machines have not been schooled on Franklin my Name is John Corrigan Phone 510-276-9118 I am doing this as a favor for my parish in Oakhurst Calif I a a retired Journeyman hvac/ r mechanic just need to have some in put where to start and if this is a inhearant problem also just as the unit starts into harvest mode there is about 2-3 inches of frost on the suction line and the high side tubing is hot I do not think it is a compressor problem /control?/

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I'd think that the start capacitor is faulty and could be the problem.

Here's a parts list for the model you're working on that also contains several line drawings

http://www.manitowocice.com/documents/miien/service/partsmanuals/icemachines/qseries/qmodels/Q1300.pdf

Here's the online service manuals for the ice machines.

http://www.manitowocice.com/service/servicemanuals.asp

Just click on the link to expand the search and go down until you get to the "Q" series and select the "troubleshooting guide" and any other parts of the tech manual you need, it's all there including the technician's guide too.

Hope you found this info very helpful and best regards!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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Cycle the drop door by pulling it open as if a load of ice just dropped

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