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Hoshizaki ice machine model no. KM500MAF

I got this machine used and need tips on proper installation it came with filter packs help

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Go to their web site. lots of good info. too much to get what you need here. lots to concider when installing. self contained? remote condenser? location of unit. and lots more. tech support 1-800-233-1940 may shed some light too

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Hoshizaki machines must have a very clean evaporater other wise the ice will bind causing a slow harvest. This may be from lime scale build up. "Lime A Way" is recommended for this proper cleaning. After that is done check to see that the water inlet valve screen is clean and that you have a filter installed.
Last check the thermister attached to the suction line.
http://www.hoshizakiamerica.com/techtips/Pdf/All/tips105.pdf

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The main problem with Hoshizaki machines is if you are in a hard water area, if so do you have a good quality water filter, it may need changing. A quick way to check for calcium ot lime deposits in the machine is
1. Turn it off, run you clean hand around the area near the evaporator, are there any rough or flaky deposits there, if so you may need a chemical descale, contact a reputable fridge guy to do this for you.
2. The swinging arm motor may be faulty or possibly the ice sensor which controls the harvest cycle. If this is faulty sometimes the tray goes back up before the ice has slid off.
3. If the machine is situated in a cellar or other cool (less than 10 deg C / 50 deg f) this can sometimes affect the harvest cycle again to set this you need a tradesman.
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How far can the condensor be located away from ice machine


Their web site has all your answers. Their tech support line is worth the wait. 1-800-233-1940.

I usually don't exceed 25 feet. If it is a straight up install, that is, the remote is on a roof, you may have to install traps to ensure proper oil return to the compressor, Otherwise, it will lockup on ya.

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