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Hoshizaki KM-600MAH-E won't start

I can't get the ice machine to start. No water flowing to the tank. I cleaned the unit including the float valve and checked continuity of float switch which works. No beeps from unit. No noise at all. The red LED power lamp is lit on control board. Any other areas to check? I think it may be the inlet water valve but how do I check it?

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I don't have a wiring diagram for this machine so I can't be specific, but I may be able to offer a few suggestions. Check for voltage on the coil by slipping the two wires back off their coil connections you should be able to expose enough of the connection to measure voltage. If voltage exists when machine should be filling, you either have a bad coil, or water is not reaching this point. Check coil resistance by removing wires and testing coil. Resistance reading of 0 or O/L (out of range) would be grounds for replacing the coil.
If coil tests good, look for plugged water filters on water line leading to machine.
Hope this helps,
Kermit

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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(Quated From Hoshizaki Technical Bulletin)
An alarm code of 3 beeps
every 3 seconds means that the control board has shut
down on the 60 minute freeze cycle back up timer.

The “E” control board has a 60 minute timer that starts at
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board will automatically start the harvest cycle. If this
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back- up timer. The yellow fault LED marked “60 min.”
will illuminate. This safety is designed to help prevent a
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Once you have identified the 60 minute alarm, there are
several things to check. Reset the alarm by depressing
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This must be done with the power “ON”. Now check the
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for a closed switch (zero ohms). If the float switch is
sticking, clean it with ice machine cleaner or replace it as
necessary.
An inlet water valve which is slowly leaking by during the
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will form on the evaporator. Check for a slow leak by
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disconnecting the hose at the outlet of the water valve. If
water leaks by during the freeze cycle, the water valve
diaphragm is likely damaged or the small diaphragm bleed
port is clogged with scale. Clean the bleed port or replace
the diaphragm or entire water valve as necessary.

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