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The condenser on top may be clogged. Or it may be sticking in a defrost cycle. I would be calling a different serviceman.

Victory... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

In most cases, an evap that freezes up is either an air flow problem or no defrost cycle. Older Hobarts have mechanical defrost time clocks. It could be locked up i.e., not running so no defrost cycle.
It could be coming out of defrost too early because the sensor that monitors the evap temp is not working properly.
The door could not be closing. If left cracked open, it will freeze up every time as unit never hits temp., keeps unit running. Warm air is seeping in and the moisture freezes on evap.
Lastly, the defrost heater(s) may not be working. Burned out, shorted, broken wire, etc.

Good luck and hope this helps.

Victory... | Answered on Mar 29, 2009

Look on the electrical data plate. It should give you the info you need to know. I went to "victory-refrig.com". It looks as if you have a 3 door unit. The condensing unit is rated at 208-230 volts and is single phase. If your data plate confirms this, you need to use a plug that will accomodate 4 wires (4 prongs). Ground, neutral, and 2 power wires. It also shows that the unit is rated for 12.9 amps so a 20 amp plug is o,k. to use as long as you have the correct voltage. Do not attempt to use 115-120 volts on this as it is not designed for it and will most likely damage the unit. The web site has manuals, diagrams, and such. It looks user frendly, just got to look for what you want.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck

Victory... | Answered on Mar 07, 2009

Check out "victory-refrig.com" for manuals, diagrams, etc.
Cap tube systems are "critical charge systems". Can be difficult to get right. You did not mention pressures that you had. The split on the evap vs.box temp is almost always 10 degrees for freezers. If you want a -10 box, your evap needs to be -20. As a general rule of thumb, you want the high side to be "ambient +30". This seems to work most every time. Your problem might be operations related. Them leaving the door open alot and so on. It could also be a problem with the evap fan or the control to it. It could also be that since there had been a problem with the unit, they are now constantly checking it. Could be checking during a defrost cycle. When your box is at 0 degrees, your pressure should be about a -10 and no less that a -15 degree for the evap. You may have to babysit this thing and see how far it will pull down. You may have a weak compressor. Also, I have had many Hobart freezers fail due to dirty condensers. This causes the oil in cap tube systems to gel and clog up the cap tubes. The only fix is replacing the cap tube. There are alot of variables here so be patient, it's not going to be a quick fix. One last thing, since R404A can fractionate, you really need to pull the charge out and weigh in the correct charge with virgin refrigerant. This will eliminate 2 things. 1, it will ensure the correct amount of refrigerant and, 2 no chance of having a poor mixture of refrigerant in the system causing inconsistant readings and performance.
Hope this helps. And remember, cap tube systems are performance measured by the amount of superheat just prior to the unit making temp and cutting off.

Victory... | Answered on Mar 07, 2009

If the machine is running all the time a few things could be happening, The defrost timer could be bad, but if that is the case then you should see a build up of ice forming on the wall that covers the evaporator coils. Another situation is that your machine is low on freon and not reaching a temperature cold enough for the temperature control to shut the machine off. Third and last the temperature control itself could be bad and thinks the machine isn't cold enough. in that situation you would notice ice build up as well. Hopefully this helps.

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Victory Freezers | Answered on Apr 27, 2012

Probably your defrost heater this is not coming on. or could be the board that runs the heater.

Victory Freezers | Answered on Mar 19, 2010

If what you say is accurate, I would look at either a weak compressor or and issue with the expansion device. (Cap tube, TXV)
What are your pressures and what freon are you using? Does the door(s) seal tight?

Victory Freezers | Answered on Jun 28, 2009

make sure you have the proper freon charge.

Victory Freezers | Answered on Apr 22, 2009

First off its the repair mans problem not an electrican, he probably knows its a hard job and does not want to do it, probably be alot of work to replace it, check with Victory an see it a replacement part is available an ask how hard to replace.

Victory Freezers | Answered on Nov 11, 2008

unplug it and wait 10 min, then plug in. That may reset it.
If not, observe the flashes of the light as it may be giving you a code to lookup. - like it will flash 3 times, pause, then flash 5 times, then pause longer, the repeat.]
lookup error code 35.

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Here is semi hermetic Copeland video.

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Call 1-800-673-1262

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