Question about Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice Maker

3 Answers

I have 3 FIM70 ice makers. 2 work fine but the third one makes very thin ice and the cubes it does drop into the bin melt away. It throws off a lot of heat. The air circulation is good so thats not the problem.

Posted by on

  • desa99 Oct 13, 2010

    This is a new machine. Outside of its cabinet , it makes ice but it melts, the machine is constantly working. compared to the other machines I have it puts out a lot of heat,

  • desa99 Oct 13, 2010

    The ice maker is new. Is there an air filter that could be clogged? other then the one on the front of the unit. It sat in a dusty environment awhile before it was installed. I don't understand why it throws off so much heat when it is running.

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,865 Answers

Hello. The symptoms you describe indicate that an interior cleaning is in order:

The ice storage bin should be sanitized occasionally. Clean the bin before the ice maker is

used for the first time and reused after stopping for an extended period of time. It is

usually convenient to sanitize the bin after the ice making system has been cleaned and

the storage bin is empty.

1. Disconnect power to the unit.

2. Open the door and with a clean cloth, wipe down the interior with a sanitizing

solution made of 1 ounce of household bleach or chlorine and 2 gallons of hot water

(95? to 115?F).

3. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. The waste water will be drained off through the

drainpipe.
4. Reconnect power to the unit.

Here is the owner manual in case you do not have one:
http://dl.owneriq.net/2/294a2d80-17c5-43dd-ae8c-800510870f66.pdf

Joe

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,427 Answers

Well it only drops into the bin after the Cubes reach a certin density,, The thin Ice Cubes Will account for this.. The only Thing I can think Of is that it isnt getting cold enough Or the Tray mixer is a defective.. You can try adjusting the temperature (if Possible) or you can use a thermometer to check the temp difference between the working and no working onesto verify my theory is correct.. If you have warranty I'd use If ,, If not ,, Variables that affect temperature

1.) freon pressure
2.) Thermostat
Check Those..

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 760 Answers

These ice makers should be cleaned occasionally. I don't mean just pressing the clean button, although that is important too. If it isn't spraying enough water, then it won't form a thick enough sheet of ice. Here is a link to a manual. Buy some ice maker cleaner and follow the directions to clean it. Check the flow from the sprayer arm. You can compare water flow to one of your operating machines. Here is link to a manual.


http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aabh_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-Appliance-Site/Sites-CompactAppliance_Primary/default/v1286551031332/pdf/ownersmanuals/Franklin/FIM70-90-120.pdf

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why would a Franklin Chef FIM70 ice cubes melt before next ice drops


Its seems low refrigerant issue kindly contact with your local repair man to refill refrigerant gas

Jul 22, 2016 | Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice...

2 Answers

Franklin chef ice maker fim70 finished running cleaning cycle. have cleaned plugs, lines, on rear and sprayer inside bin. water continues to run, ice forms on top (w/ frost). Ice never drops.


Hello

Ice may jam up in an ice dam and close off the chute. Shove the ice scoop up into the chute with a fair amount of force to break up the ice dam. Chunks of ice should fall into the bin, followed by a shower of ice cubes.

Jun 21, 2011 | Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice...

1 Answer

Ice maker will only make crushed ice and no cubes, what could be the problem


Open the freezer door.
Pull the ice bin forward about 3 inches.
Push the ice bin to the rear of the freezer until it seats and locks in place.
Then try to dispense cubes.
The ice bin can become dislodged from its locked position and the crushed ice solenoid activates automatically.

Sep 17, 2010 | Jenn-Air Freezer Jenn Air Clear Cube Ice...

1 Answer

Slow ice cycle


Are you having any temperature related symptoms, i.e., soft ice cream that appears to have melted slightly and refrozen, soft breads in the freezer, warm or hot outer surfaces anywhere? If cooling is not a problem whatsoever, are any of your ice cubes smaller than normal, or do you have hollow ice cubes; you would be able to crush the cubes in your hand? If either of these pertains to you, you have not enough water coming to the ice maker, due to a faulty water valve not opening completely, or your water source pressure is low. disconnect your water line from the fridge, test pressure of the water line by placing end in a bucket, turning water on. It will be obvious how the pressure is. if pressure is good to really good, you have a bad water valve on the fridge. If pressure is so-so to bad, change source water valve.
If cubes are not small nor hollow, but rather normal full size cubes, just not enough, you probably have an intermittent problem with your icemaker, replace that.

Mar 31, 2010 | Avanti Freezer Compact Ice Maker - 12 lbs....

1 Answer

Franklin FIM 70 Keeps freezing up and now stopped freezing totaly


throw it away...i have the same problem. the company is out of business and no parts available.

Feb 20, 2010 | Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice...

1 Answer

Blue Ice cube maker only make 4 instead of 12 cubes ?


It may just need a cleaning. Use approved cleaner for this modle and sanitize the bin after the cleaning. If it is making some ice, most likely there is not an issue with the charge.

Jan 22, 2010 | Hoshizaki Freezer Commercial Ice Machines...

1 Answer

Have a comercial ice machine ,dont know how to hook up!


You gonna have a drain for the reservoir to clean the unit and a drain for the ice bin and then a connection for inlet water. The water valve is the key. Look for it.

Aug 27, 2009 | Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice...

1 Answer

Ice Machine FIM600 Ice is making too big


remove front cover to view control panel. there is a cube size adjustment there. use a small screwdriver and turn it counterclockwise to make the cubes smaller

Jan 07, 2009 | Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice...

1 Answer

Ice maker leaks into the ice storage bin


turn off the power to the appliance and apply a hairdryer to the ice maker compartment for about 2 mins , worked for me.

Jan 11, 2008 | Freezers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Franklin Freezer Chef FIM70 Commercial Ice Maker Logo

Related Topics:

149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Franklin Freezers Experts

Dennis Boxerman

Level 3 Expert

1151 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

884 Answers

Are you a Franklin Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...