Wilbur Curtis Company ALPHA 2X Service manual

Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc.
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Models Included
• ALPHA 1GT • ALPHA 2GT • ALPHA 2GTW
• ALPHA 3GT • ALPHA 3GTR
• ALPHA 3GTL
• ALPHA 4GT • ALPHA 5GT • ALPHA 5GTR • ALPHA 5GTL • ALPHA 6GT
• ALPHA 6GTN
CAUTION: Please use
this setup procedure
before attempting to use
this brewer. Failure to follow the
instructions can result in injury or the
voiding of the warranty.
CAUTION: DO NOT
connect this brewer to hot
water. The inlet valve is
not rated for hot water.
CAUTION: When
cleaning, DO NOT use powders, liquids, cleansers, or any substance containing
chlorine. These products promote
corrosion, cause pitting of
stainless steel and will void the
warranty.
Service Manual, Alpha G3 - Decanter Brewer
Important Safeguards/Conventions
This appliance is designed for commercial use. Any servicing other than cleaning and maintenance should be performed by an authorized Wilbur Curtis service center.
• Do NOT immerse the unit in water or any other liquid
• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do NOT open top or rear panel. No user serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service personnel.
• Keep hands and other items away from hot parts of unit during operation.
• Never clean with scouring powders, bleach or harsh implements.
Conventions
WARNINGS – To help avoid personal injury
Important Notes/Cautions – from the factory
Sanitation Requirements
Your Curtis ADS System is Factory Pre-Set and Ready to Go… Right from the Carton.
Following are the Factory Settings for your ALPHA™ GT
Coffee Brewing Systems:
• Brew Temperature = 200°F
• Brew Volume = Set to dispensing vessel requirements (60 oz)
• Warmer Setting on HIGH with Quality Timer OFF
Generally there will never be a reason to change your G3 programming. However, should you need to make slight adjustments to meet
your brewing needs, programming instructions are provided later in this manual.
System Requirements:
• Water Source 20 – 90 PSI. Must have a minimum flow rate of ½ GPM (preferred flow rate is 1 gpm).
• Electrical: See attached schematic for standard model or visit www.wilburcurtis.com for your model.
Equipment to be installed to comply with applicable federal, state, or local plumbing/electrical codes having jurisdiction.
SETUP STEPS
The unit should be level (left to right and front to back), located on a solid counter top. Connect a water line from the water filter to the
brewer. NOTE: Some type of water filtration device must be used to maintain a trouble-free operation. (In areas with extremely hard
water, we suggest that a sedimentary and taste & odor filter be installed.) This will prolong the life of your brewing system and enhance
coffee quality. NSF International requires the following water connection:
1. A quick disconnect or additional coiled tubing (at least 2x the depth of the unit) so that the machine can be moved for cleaning underneath.
2. In some areas an approved backflow prevention device may be required between the brewer and the water supply.
1. A 3/8” NPT x 1/4” Flare elbow has been supplied for water line connection. Use tubing sized sufficiently to provide a minimum of ½ gallon per minute.
2. Connect the unit to an appropriate electrical power circuit.
3. Turn on the toggle (STANDBY/ON) switch behind the unit. The heating tank will start to fill. When the water level in the tank rises to the correct volume, the heating elements will energize automatically. With ADS Systems there is no danger of element burnout caused by an empty tank.
4. The heating tank will require 20 to 30 minutes to reach operating temperature (200°F) as indicated by READY-TO-BREW displayed
on the LED.
5. Prior to brewing, dispense 12 ounces of hot water through the hot water faucet.
6. Brew a cycle of at least 12 ounces, to purge the water lines of any air that may be trapped after filling.
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS
C
ISO 9001 REGISTERED
1. Brewer should be ON (Confirm at rear toggle switch, then press ON/OFF button). Ready-to-Brew should be displayed.
2. Place empty decanter (not included with Alpha brewer) on warmer plate.
3. Place a new filter in brewcone.
4. Pour ground
5. Position 6. Press Brew coffee into
brewcone button.
brewcone.
into brew rails.
WILBUR CURTIS COMPANY
Montebello, CA 90640
For the Latest Specifications and information go to www.wilburcurtis.com
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Your Curtis G3 System is Factory Pre‑Set for Optimum Performance.
After connection to water and power; the rear toggle switch must be on. You will hear a beep sound, indicating power is available to the controller.
The control displays
CURTIS
. Press ON/OFF button and the screen will display
<ALP3/4/5>
. After
CURTIS
Water will fill the tank (approximately 2-3 minutes depending on water flow rate). When the proper level is reached
mately 20 minutes to reach setpoint temperature of 200°F.
Control will display
CURTIS
TO BREW
READY
three seconds, CURTIS
FILLING
CURTIS
will
HEATING
is displayed.
appear on the screen. It takes approxi-
when temperature reaches the setpoint (200°F). Unit is now ready to brew.
To Go Into Programming
Turn off (dark display) by pressing ON/OFF button (yellow). Press and hold BREW button (green) and then press and release ON/OFF button (yellow).
ENTER CODE
PROGRAM
Continue holding BREW button. Display will read ENTERING
, wait until – – –
is
displayed Enter the 4‑digit access code, the digits 1‑4 correspond to the but–
MODE
tons (see illustration below).
PROGRAM MENUS
The default code set at the factory is 1‑2‑3‑4. Then < SELECT will
be displayed.
>
All programming selections are performed with the three center buttons.
The symbols below the buttons are:
1
2
3
Scroll LEFT
 SELECTION or ENTER to save new parameter
Scroll RIGHT
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Model Select – Always perform this first. This feature re-sets all settings to the factory defaults.
Scroll through the menu to Model Select. The choices are ALPHA-1, ALPHA-2, ALPHA-3/4/5, Airpot Brewer and Thermo-Alpha. You should select only ALPHA-1,
ALPHA-2 or ALPHA-3/4/5.
PROGRAM MENUS
Brew Volume
Selecting Brew by Volume or Brew by Time depends on whether you know your brew time before starting. From Program Menus press > display will now show
the next feature.
During the actual brew cycle, a 2-minute drip mode is added to the brew time. The programmed water level compensates for back to back brewing
Delta 3 to allow for an increase of water volume.
Brew by Volume (Factory set to 60 oz.): Press  to Select, Display will now show Push START To Begin... Press the BREW button then hot water starts running, when desired volume is reached press BREW button again to stop the flow. Now the volume has been set. Pressing > button will display the subsequent
menu features.
Brew by Time (Factory set to 2min–40sec). Press  to Select to change the brew time. Display will now show the current time. By pressing < or > you can
toggle back and forth from minutes to seconds to exit (ex). Change the time or set and exit by pressing .
Temperature (Factory set to 200°F) Press  to Select. Press < or > to move to desired temperature and then  to set. Temperature is programmable from
170ºF to 204ºF, in 2‑degree increments.
Energy Save Mode (Factory set to OFF) Press  to Select, < or > ON, OFF or ON 140ºF ,  to set. When in ON, unit will automatically shut off 4 hours
from last brew. When feature is OFF, unit does not have the energy saving mode. In the ON 140ºF position, temperature goes down to 140ºF. if unit has not
brewed in 4 hours. This feature will save energy by lowering the tank temperature during periods of non‑operation.
Brew Count Odom. Press to display total gallons brewed. Press ex or Reset
Pre-Infusion (Factory set to OFF) Press  to Select. Current setting in seconds is displayed < to decrease or select > to increase (range from OFF to 10
through 60 seconds),  to set.
If Pre-infusion is selected (ON), Cold Brew Lock is set to Delta 1 within 5ºF of set point and Cold Brew Lock is disappears from the list of program selections. When Pre-infusion is ON, Pulse Brew disappears from the list of program selections.
Quality Timer (Factory set to OFF) Press  to Select, < or > OFF or ON 20 minutes to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments. Press  to set. An audible
alarm will sound when time is expired.
Brew Count Total Press  to Select, Shows total gallons and total brew cycles on the unit. Is read only and not resettable
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PROGRAM MENUS
Cold Brew Lock . . . (Factory set to 15º) Press  to select, < or > to select desired setting (CBL 5, 15 or OFF),  to set.
The Cold Brew Lock feature allows the brewer to brew at three different temperature levels from the actual set point. The first setting is within 5 degrees of set
point, next is within 15 degrees of set point, OFF is within 30 degrees of set point for the Ready to Brew message, however it will brew at any temperature.
This feature will operate after initialization to set temperature after the rear standby toggle switch is reset to ON.
Master Reset Press  to display Are You Sure? Then < for Yes, > for No. Brewer factory defaults are then reset.
Service Call (Phone number Factory set to [800] 995-0417) Press  to display number and change number or < to move place and EX to exit when
complete This number will be displayed during a Heating system SENSOR ERROR or during a WATER ERROR.
Access Code (Factory set to 1‑2‑3‑4) Press  to display number and change number, (the number can be change 1 to 4) or < to move place and ex to exit
when complete.
Banner Name (Factory set to CURTIS) Press  to display letters and change letters or < to move place and EX to exit when complete. This feature allows
up to 14 letters to be programmed for company name or regional name. Programming all blanks disables Banner Name.
Warmers Auto OFF (Factory set to Disable) Press  to Select. Press < or > to move to desired time and then  to set. Timer is programmable from 2 to 4
hours in one hour increments or OFF.
P-Maintenance (Factory set to OFF) Press  to Select, Set gallons brewed to indicate P-Maintenance. Press < or > to adjust from Off to 3000 gallons.
Press  to exit.
Beeper On/Off (Factory set to ON) Press  to display ON or OFF. Pressing either < or > toggles between on and off.  to set.
Pulse Brew (Factory setting OFF) Press  to select, < or > to select OFF or one of five pulse patterns (A to E) .
Guidelines for Pulse Brew:
This feature allows tuning of the coffee flavor. The pot level should always be set first with this option OFF. Depending on your grind profile and water conditions,
the five Pulse Brew options help “tune” or change the coffee flavor. Filter Pack type coffees typically extract better with the A and B pulse setting. Decaffeinated
coffees typically extract better with the B pulse setting. High-Yield coffees typically extract better with the C pulse setting. Of course, any of the A, B or C settings
may be used to suit your taste profile. There are two additional settings (D and E) that allow you to manually set the ON TIME pulses and OFF TIME.
If Pulse Brew is selected (ON), Cold Brew Lock is set to Delta 1 within 5ºF of set point and Cold Brew Lock disappears from the list of program selections. When Pulse Brew is ON, Pre-infusion disappears from the list of program selections.
Display Brew Time (Factory set to ON). Press  to display ON or OFF. Pressing either < or > toggles between on and off.  to set. When on, the Display
Brew Time feature allows you to see the remaining time in the brewcyle counting down.
Drip-Out Mode (Factory set to 2 min) Press  to select. Press > to increase time (to a maximum of 5 minutes) or < to decrease the time and turn OFF.
Time counts up in 5 second increments. Press  to set.
Model Select Press  to select, < or > to select model. The selections are: ALPHA-1, ALPHA-2, ALPHA-3/4/5, Airpot Brewer, Thermo-Alpha (for the D60GT).
Press  to set. When the Model Select feature is changed, all settings are reset to the defaults of the newly selected model.
Exit Press  to select, exits program mode and returns unit to operation.
Brew Volume – Easy Access
Units produced beginning January 2008 can be easily adjusted from the front panel. Written into the software on the Alpha GT UCM, is a feature to access the
brew volume without entering the program mode.
The UCM must be on. To adjust the ALP1GT models, press and hold down the center, Select button 2 . The screen will read
will adjust the brew volume up or down, ± 20 oz, in 1 ounce increments.
Vol. Adj. < -0 > Oz.
- Select +
pressing < or >
On any multi-station Alpha (ALP2/3/4/5/6GT): Press the center Select button 2 twice, with the second press hold down the button for around five [5] seconds.
The screen will display Vol. Adj. < -0 > Oz. pressing < or > will adjust the brew volume up or down, ± 20 oz, in 1 ounce increments.
- Select +
Warmer Temperature Control
Turn on brewer at the control panel ON/OFF button. Warmer button should be OFF (LED off). Press and hold desired WARMER button. Screen will display current setting in % of power. Press < or > to increase or decrease power to warmer (50% to 100% in 10% increments). Press  to set.
Tank Temperature Check
Turn on brewer at the control panel ON/OFF button. Press and hold 3 button (see illustration, page 2) for 5 seconds. Water Temperature will be displayed.
The temperature will not display while the unit is in the process reheating.
NOTE: Alpha 3GT ONLY; when checking tank temperature, first make sure REAR warmer is ON (red LED on) and then press 3 for 5 seconds to display
tank temperature.
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
ALPHA GT
ITEM PART Nº
1
WC-58117
1A
WC-58019
1B WC-58066
1C WC-6812
1D WC-61132-101
1E WC-8619
2
WC-2962
3
WC-37061*
3A
WC-37062*
3B WC-37063*
4
WC- 102*
4A
WC- 103
5
WC-2401
6
WC- 826L*
6A
WC- 856
7
WC- 889-101*
7A
WC- 860
8
WC-29025
8A
WC-29050
9
WC-37252
10
WC-1806
11
WC-5970
12
WC-3518
12A WC-3503
13
WC-37135*
13A WC- 975*
14
WC-3621-101
14A WC-3316
15
WC-5310*
16
WC-5853-102
16A WC-5851
17
WC-37278*
18
WC-1438-101*
19
WC-5231*
20
WC- 917-04*
21
WC-523*
21A WC-522
22
WC-6289
22A WC-6285
22B WC-6267
23
WC-3765L*
24
WC-3763*
25
WC-8591
26
WC- 165*
27
WC-8556
DESCRIPTION
COVER, TOP ALP1/ALP3GTL/ALP3GTR/ALP5GTW
COVER, TOP ASSY ALP2GT
COVER, TOP ALP2W/ALP6GTW
WARMER, TOP ASSY 120V ALP3GT/ALP5GTL/ALP5GTR
COVER, TOP ASSY ALP4GT
WARMER, TOP ASSY ALP6GT
FITTING, SPRAYHEAD PLT’D
KIT, LABEL & UCM ALPHA 1GT CURTIS
KIT, LABEL & UCM ALPHA 2GT CURTIS
KIT, LABEL & UCM ALPHA 3GT CURTIS
SWITCH, TOGGLE SPST 25A 125/25OVAC RESISTIVE
SWITCH, TOGGLE DPST 25A 125/25OVAC RESISTIVE
ELBOW, 1/4 x 3/8 FLARE
VALVE, INLET 1.0 GPM 120V
VALVE, INLET 1.0 GPM 220V
VALVE, DUMP LEFT 120V 12W
VALVE, LIQUID DISPENSING LEFT 22OVAC 12W
SPRAYHEAD, PURPLE ENHANCED FLOW
SPRAYHEAD, AMBER (OPTIONAL)
KIT, HOT WATER FAUCET REPLACEMENT ALPGT
SEAT CUP, SILICONE (USE WITH WC-1809 FAUCET)
COVER, BACK CTR WRAP ALPHA GT
LEG, GLIDE 3/8”-16 STUD SCREW
LEG, SCREW BUMPER (3/8”)
KIT, WARMER ELEMENT 100W 120V W/PLATE
WARMER ASSEMBLY COMPLETE, 100W 220V
BREWCONE, 7⅜” BLK
BREWCONE, ASSY S.S. (OPTIONAL)
TUBING, 5/16 ID SILICONE GEN USE
COVER, TOP HEATING TANK
LID, HEATING TANK (OLDER UNITS)
KIT, LIQUID LEVEL PROBE GT
SENSOR, TEMPERATURE
COMPOUND, SILICONE 5 OZ TUBE
HEATING ELEMENT, 1.45kW 120V W/JAMNUTS & WSHRS
THERMOSTAT, MANUAL RESET 120/240VAC 25A 220º F MAX
THERMOSTAT, HI LIMIT HEATER CONTROL DPST 277V 40A
HEATING TANK CMPLT, 120V W/WC-523 HIGH LIMIT THERM.
HEATING TANK CMPLT, 120/220V (DUAL VOLTAGE)
HEATING TANK, COMPLETE, 220V
KIT, VALVE REPAIR (USE WITH WC-826, WATER INLET VLV)
KIT, VALVE REPAIR (USE WITH WC-889, DUMP VALVE)
CAPACITOR, X2 USED ON ALL ADS (NOT SHOWN)
SWITCH, WARMER RED SPST ALP5GT/10GT (NOT SHOWN)
HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY DV ALPHDS D5OOAP TCTD/PTTD
* SUGGESTED PARTS TO STOCK
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
ALPHA GT
Alpha 1GT Model Shown, Other Models
Identical Except Where Noted.
1
13
4
5
2
27
VIEWED FROM
BELOW
3
6
14A
14B
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
12A
23
23
15
16
17
22
24
7
20
19
18
21
5
6
ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC
VARIETY OF ALPHA GT BREWERS
ALP1GT
ALP1GT
ALP2GT
ALP2GT
ALP3GT
ALP3GTL
ALP4GT
ALP5GTR
ALP5GT
ALP6GT
ALP2GTW
ALP3GTR
ALP5GTL
ALP6GTN
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Product Warranty Information
The Wilbur Curtis Company certifies that its products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal
use. The following limited warranties and conditions apply:
3 Years, Parts and Labor, from Original Date of Purchase on digital control boards.
2 Years, Parts, from Original Date of Purchase on all other electrical components, fittings and tubing.
1 Year, Labor, from Original Date of Purchase on all electrical components, fittings and tubing.
Additionally, the Wilbur Curtis Company warrants its Grinding Burrs for Forty (40) months from date of purchase or 40,000 pounds
of coffee, whichever comes first. Stainless Steel components are warranted for two (2) years from date of purchase against leaking
or pitting and replacement parts are warranted for ninety (90) days from date of purchase or for the remainder of the limited warranty
period of the equipment in which the component is installed.
All in-warranty service calls must have prior authorization. For Authorization, call the Technical Support Department at 1-800-9950417. Effective date of this policy is April 1, 2003.
Additional conditions may apply. Go to www.wilburcurtis.com to view the full product warranty information.
CONDITIONS & EXCEPTIONS
The warranty covers original equipment at time of purchase only. The Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc., assumes no responsibility for
substitute replacement parts installed on Curtis equipment that have not been purchased from the
Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc. The Wilbur Curtis Company will not accept any responsibility if the following conditions are not met. The
warranty does not cover and is void under the following circumstances:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
Improper operation of equipment: The equipment must be used for its designed and intended purpose and function.
Improper installation of equipment: This equipment must be installed by a professional technician and must comply with all local electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes.
Improper voltage: Equipment must be installed at the voltage stated on the serial plate supplied with this equipment.
Improper water supply: This includes, but is not limited to, excessive or low water pressure, and inadequate or fluctuating water flow rate.
Adjustments and cleaning: The resetting of safety thermostats and circuit breakers, programming and temperature
adjustments are the responsibility of the equipment owner. The owner is responsible for proper cleaning and regular maintenance of this equipment.
Damaged in transit: Equipment damaged in transit is the responsibility of the freight company and a claim should be made with the carrier.
Abuse or neglect (including failure to periodically clean or remove lime accumulations): Manufacturer is not responsible for variation in equipment operation due to excessive lime or local water conditions. The equipment must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Replacement of items subject to normal use and wear: This shall include, but is not limited to, light bulbs, shear disks, “0” rings, gaskets, silicone tube, canister assemblies, whipper chambers and plates, mixing bowls, agitation assemblies and whipper propellers.
Repairs and/or Replacements are subject to our decision that the workmanship or parts were faulty and the defects showed up under normal use. All labor shall be performed during regular working hours. Overtime charges are the responsibility of the owner. Charges incurred by delays, waiting time, or operating restrictions that hinder the service technician’s ability to perform service is the responsibility of the owner of the equipment. This includes institutional and correctional facilities.
The Wilbur Curtis Company will allow up to 100 miles, round trip, per in-warranty service call.
RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION: All claims under this warranty must be submitted to the Wilbur Curtis Company
Technical Support Department prior to performing any repair work or return of this equipment to the factory. All returned equipment must be repackaged properly in the original carton. No units will be accepted if they are damaged in transit due to improper
packaging. NO UNITS OR PARTS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION (RMA). RMA
NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE CARTON OR SHIPPING LABEL. All in-warranty service calls must be performed by an
authorized service agent. Call the Wilbur Curtis Technical Support Department to find an agent near you.
WILBUR CURTIS CO., INC.
6913 Acco St., Montebello, CA 90640-5403 USA
Phone: 800/421-6150 Fax: 323-837-2410
Technical Support Phone: 800/995-0417 (M-F 5:30A - 4:00P PST)
Web Site: www.wilburcurtis.com
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E-Mail: techsupport@wilburcurtis.com
FOR THE LATEST SPECIFICATION INFORMATION GO TO WWW.WILBURCURTIS.COM
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