ft900 series dishwashers
FT900 SERIES DISHWASHERS
MODELS
ML-110668-U covers all of the following models:
FT900
FT900BD
FT900S
FT900SBD
FT900D
FT900DBD
FT900SD
FT900SDBD
FT950
FT950BD
701 s. RIDGE AVENUE
TROY, OHIO 45374-0001
937 332-3000
www.hobartcorp.com
FORM 44093 Rev. B (Jan. 2013)
Table of Contents
Notes for the Installers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
How to Reduce Clearance Height of the Control Box During Move-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
UNPACKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Removing Each Section from Its Skid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Positioning the Center Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Leveling the Center Section with Sliding Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Leveling the Center Section with Hinged Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ASSEMBLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rotating Control Box 90 Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing Foam Tape on Chamber Flanges and Control Box Mounting Surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Positioning the Adjacent Load or Unload Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Leveling the Load and Unload Sections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Joining the Sections Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the Curtain Baffles­ – Top of Chamber Flanges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the Saddle Joint – Bottom of Chamber Flanges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Saddle Installation for Split Load or Split Unload Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the End Caps – Bottom of Chamber Flanges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Assembling Spreader Bar to Base Frame Behind Control Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching Control Box to Unload Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Control Box Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the Flowback Pipe (Wash to Prewash Tanks). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Dual Rinse Flowback Pipe (FT900D & FT900SD only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Drain Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Checking Operation of Dish Limit Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Checking the Positions of the Drainback Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Dual Rinse Drainback Pan Installation – Models FT900D & FT900SD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Blower-Dryer Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION(S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Checking Motor Rotation (Three-Phase Motors). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Separate Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Voltage Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Prewash Door Interlock(s) – Sliding and Hinged Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Electrical Connection – Rinse Aid & Detergent Dispensers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Vent Fan Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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PLUMBING CONNECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Water Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Fill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Final Rinse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Drain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Line Strainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Steam Supply (When Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steam Tank Heaters – Condensate Return Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steam Booster Heater – Condensate Return Line and Relief Valves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steam Blower-Dryer (When Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Loading and Joining the Conveyor Sections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Conveyor Offset Link. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting the Conveyor Take-up Unit (Prewash Section) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
MISCELLANEOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Vent Duct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Prewash, Wash and Power Rinse Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Final Rinse Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dual Rinse Arms – Models FT900D & FT900SD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Curtains and Drainback Pans, Model FT900 and FT950. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Curtains and Drainback Pans, Model FT900D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Curtains and Drainback Pans, Model FT900S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Curtains and Drainback Pans, Model FT900SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Conveyor Gearmotor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lower Trim Panels (Front). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rear Panels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Calibrating the Electric Booster Thermostat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Setup Procedure for Energy Recovery (When Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Do not throw out any loose parts. These may be required for installation or operation.
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Notes for the Installers
Read the entire installation manual before installing the machine.
1.Do not use a forklift to move or unskid machine sections.
2.Do not throw out any loose parts. These may be required for installation or operation.
3.Electrical Connections:
• Make sure line voltage matches the machine data plate located on the control box.
• Make sure wiring connections to terminal block match the diagram inside the control box cover.
• Make sure the pilot circuit transformer is set to the correct voltage. Refer to Voltage
Adjustment, page 22.
4.Level center section in operating position. Center section must be level end to end and front to
back. Refer to Leveling the Center Section, pages 7, 8.
5.Conveyor: Refer to the Conveyor Assembly section of the installation manual. After installation,
the conveyor must run continuously for 15 minutes and then be checked for alignment.
Adjust if necessary and rerun for another 15 minutes. Then recheck alignment and retighten
locknuts on take-up unit when finished.
6.Make sure all curtains and drainback pans are in operating positions. Refer to the Curtain and
Drainback Pans section, pages 31 – 34.
7.Check all water and steam unions for tightness.
8.Regarding drain installation, make sure that drain piping is free of any leaks. With drain pipes
positioned for operation, move hose clamps out and against each side of the drain tee. Refer to
Installing the Drain Pipe, page 17.
9.Give the operation manual to the owner.
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How to Reduce the Clearance Height of the Control Box During Move-In
This procedure will reduce the overall height of the dishwasher by 11/8" to allow it to travel through a
low-height corridor or doorway.
1.Remove upper shipping hinge by unscrewing two 5/16 -18 bolts, lockwashers, washers and nuts.
2.Remove lower shipping hinge by unscrewing two U-bolts and one other 5/16 -18 bolt with
lockwashers, washers and nuts.
3.Save all removed materials.
The control box must be securely supported by at least two people while its
mounting studs are being shifted to lower slots of the shipping braces.
The rear of the main control box (Fig. 1) is attached to the two shipping braces on the center section by
four 5/16 -18 threaded studs, lockwashers, washers and nuts. The shipping braces have slots that allow
the control box to be lowered by 11/8".
4.While two people securely support the main control box, remove the four 5/16 -18 nuts and
lockwashers from the main control box’s rear studs that project through the shipping braces.
5.At least two people should carefully control and withdraw the main control box’s rear
studs from the center section’s shipping braces. Lower the main control box’s threaded studs to
the next lower slots. Refasten the main control box’s threaded studs with the same 5/16 -18 bolts,
lockwashers and nuts removed in step 4.
6.Move the dishwasher past all low-height corridors or doorways.
7.Reverse steps 5, 4, 2 and 1 to return the main control box to its shipping condition for proper
installation.
Fig. 1
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UNPACKING
Immediately after unpacking the dishwasher, check for possible shipping damage. If the machine is found
to be damaged, save the packaging material and contact the carrier within 15 days of delivery.
Before installation, test the electrical service to make sure it agrees with the specifications on the machine
data plate located on the control box. The electrical diagram is located inside the control box door.
Strainer baskets, strainer pans, pump inlet strainers and wash arms are taped and shipped in place.
Remove tape, but retain all parts in their proper places. If any parts are temporarily removed during
installation, return them to their proper places after installation is complete.
Before installing, check to make sure that necessary electrical, plumbing and exhaust accommodations
are provided at the installation location. Take measurements of site’s plumbing, electrical and exhaust
connections; then take corresponding measurements of the machine to make sure all connections are
correctly mated. If necessary to lower control box during move-in, slotted holes are provided on the control
box shipping braces to allow adjustment for clearance height. Refer to page 5.
Removing Each Section from Its Skid
Do not use a forklift to move or unskid machine sections. Doing so may result in damage to
the machine.
1.Remove the lag bolts that are securing the crossmembers to the front and rear runners.
2.Remove the lag bolts from the leg shipping brackets.
3.Carefully raise one end of the section just enough to slide the skid rails from under it and remove
the leg shipping brackets.
4.Repeat steps 1 through 3 at the other end.
5.Thread the feet into the legs as far as possible; then back out three full turns. Standard legs have
3" threaded studs for maximum adjustment. If special feet were ordered with extra long leg shanks
to accommodate a highly sloped floor, install them where the low points in the floor occur at leg
locations on the machine before setting the unit on the floor.
6.Open all inspection doors and remove all wrapped parts and boxes from inside each machine
section.
7.Remove any packaging, tape, wire and bracing from each section. Remove all rear and lower
panels.
8.Verify that shipping tape has been removed from all floats in each tank and that the floats are free
to operate properly.
NOTE: Do not throw out any loose parts. These may be required for installation or operation.
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LOCATION
Allow adequate space for machine installation and operation. Place the machine sections close to their
final position. Allow space to work on the ends of the center section.
Review, but do not remove, tags or labels. Remove tags after installation is complete.
Positioning the Center Section
Use a chalk line on the floor to align the machine along its complete length.
With each section in its approximate final position, determine which section is at the high point on the floor.
Machine assembly begins after the center section has been leveled to a height that compensates
for the floor height of the other sections.
Leveling the Center Section with Sliding Doors
With the center section is in its final operating position, it must be leveled at a height that allows the
other sections to be level.
•Level the center section along its length by placing the level at various points along the tank
support rails (Fig. 2) and threading the feet in or out as required.
•Level the center section front to back by placing the level on top of the chamber at each end
(Fig. 3).
SET LEVEL ON TANK SUPPORT RAIL
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
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Leveling THE Center Section with Hinged Doors
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
For center sections with hinged doors (Fig. 4), leveling is an important installation function because it
could affect door operation and cause leaks once the machine is operating.
•Level the center section along its length by opening the doors and placing the level between the
doors along the tank support rail (Fig. 5) or on top of the chamber front (Fig. 6). Do not check level on
top of doors. Adjust the feet in or out as required to level.
• Continue to level the center section front to back by placing the level across the top corners of the
chambers on both ends of center section (Fig. 7).
• NOTE: Do not adjust doors until the machine is completely assembled and ready for initial testing
with the pumps running.
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
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ASSEMBLY
Rotating Control Box 90 Degrees
The main control box is shipped with upper and lower shipping hinges connected to the center section.
Loosen the control box from the shipping braces and remove the shipping braces. Use the upper shipping
hinges (Fig. 8) to rotate the control box 90 degrees. Do not remove the upper shipping hinges until after
the unload and center sections are joined.
Pull the control box out about 1" to allow mating of center and unload sections without interference
with studs projecting from rear of control box.
VINYL FOAM TAPE
�
ON CHAMBER FLANGES
OF ALL MATING SECTIONS
PL-41067a
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Installing Foam Tape on Chamber Flanges & Control Box Mounting Surface
Cut strips of vinyl foam tape to fit the top, bottom and sides of the chamber flanges of the load, unload
and both ends of the center section to make a good seal (Fig. 9). Apply foam tape, provided, to unload
section where the rear perimeter of the control box will be mounted.
Positioning the Adjacent Load or Unload Sections
Move the adjoining (load or unload) section to within several inches of the prepared end of the center
section. Adjust the feet of the section adjacent to the leveled center section so tank supports are the
same height. Peel the protective paper from the vinyl foam tape and move the second section to its final
position. Be very careful that mating components connect and fit together properly.
NOTE: On models FT900, FT900D, and FT950, insert the flowback pipe in the coupling on the prewash
tank so the notched end faces the wash tank coupling. Refer to page 16 and Fig. 21.
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Leveling the Load and Unload Sections
The tank support rails should be level across the entire length of the machine (Fig. 5). Sections to be
mated should be level front to back (Fig. 7). Refer to page 8.
•
Abutted sections are parallel; the foam tape line is vertical (Fig. 10).
•
All adjoining components of the two sections are exactly in line with each other.
•
Top corners of adjoining sections are the same height.
Joining the Sections Together
On models FT900D and FT900SD, remove the dual rinse pan support brackets before joining the
two sections at the unload end together. Reinstall the dual rinse pan support brackets in their original
shipped positions after the two sections at the unload end have been joined.
Use drift pins to align the holes in the horizontal and vertical chamber flanges of the mated sections.
Use C-clamps to hold the sections in position while bolting the chamber front and back flanges together
(Fig. 11). Exercise care to avoid tearing the foam tape seal.
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
When installing a blower‑dryer unload section, remove the air deflector pans. Do not stand, sit
or lie on them. Blower-dryer performance could be compromised.
Installing the Curtain Baffles­— Top of Chamber Flanges
Install one curtain baffle on each side of the top of the chamber flanges where sections are being joined
using appropriate fasteners and Permagum, supplied (Fig. 12).
Fig. 12
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Chamber Flange and Bolt Assembly at Each Section Joint
Description
Qty.
Short Bolt - Use except
where Long Bolts or Large
Bolts are required.
21
Bolt Size
Assembly Order
Instructions
/4-20 x 1"
[Bolt, Washer]
[Washer, Lockwasher, Nut]
Use Permagum on insides
of washers on both sides of
chamber flanges.
/4-20 x 11/8"
[Bolt, Washer]
[Washer, Lockwasher, Nut]
Use Permagum on insides
of washers on both sides of
saddle joints and End Caps
[Bolt, Washer]
/16-18 x 11/8" [Washer, Lockwasher, Nut]
Use Permagum on insides
of washers on both sides of
conveyor side rails.
1
Long Bolt - Use on Saddle
Joints and End Caps
11
1
Large Bolt - Use behind
conveyor side rails.
4
5
Installing the Saddle Joint — Bottom of Chamber Flanges
1.Seal the tank end flanges where sections join, using a saddle joint and two end caps.
2.Place the saddle joint over the tank end flanges and make sure that all bolt holes are aligned.
After verification, remove components.
3.Cut five strips of 1/2"-wide Permagum equal to the length of the saddle joint.
4.Put Permagum on the outside faces of the tank flanges: one strip horizontally at the bottom on
both sides, one strip horizontally over the holes on both sides and one strip on top where the two
flanges butt together (Fig. 13).
Fig. 13
5.Position the saddle joint over the Permagummed tank flanges and align the bolt holes using drift
pins (or punches).
6.Bolt the saddle joint to the bottom tank flanges with the three long bolts, nuts, washers and
lockwashers provided.
7.Use Permagum on insides of washers on both sides to make an adequate seal. You may have
to use a C-clamp on the saddle and saddle caps to get the hardware started.
NOTE: For ease of installation, do not put Permagum inside saddle joint.
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Saddle installation for split load or split unload sections
Follow steps 1 through 7 on page 11 when installing split load sections or split unload sections; the
two end caps shown in Fig. 15 are not used when load or unload sections are shipped split.
Installing the End Caps —
­ Bottom of Chamber Flanges
1.Fit end caps into position using drift pins and mark lines at their ends. Remove the end caps.
2.Apply a single layer of Permagum to the flange edges, where the top of the end caps will cover.
3. Cut the strips of 1/2"-wide Permagum and apply (Fig. 14) in a double layer over the chamber flanges,
where the front edge of the front end cap and the rear edge of the rear end cap are marked.
4.Cut strips of 1/2"-wide Permagum and apply in a single layer where the bottom of the end caps will
be located (Fig. 14).
5.Over the rest of the chamber flanges, where the three side holes of the end caps will be located,
apply a strip of foam tape up and over to both sides.
6.Cut strips of 1/2"-wide Permagum and apply in a single layer up and over the inside end of the end
caps on both sides, where marked (Fig. 14). Apply a strip of foam tape over the Permagum.
NOTE: For ease of assembly, do not put Permagum inside end caps.
NOTE:Flare end cap as shown (Fig. 17) for ease of assembly.
Fig. 14
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7.Position the end caps over the ends of the saddle joint at the bottom corners of the chamber
flanges.
Fig. 15
8.Align bolt holes using drift pins (Fig. 16). Flare open ends of saddle end caps for ease of assembly
(Fig. 17).
Fig. 16
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Fig. 17
9.Bolt end caps through saddle joint slots and chamber flange holes (long bolts, nuts, washers and
lockwashers are provided) (Fig. 18). Use Permagum on inside of washers on both sides to make
an adequate seal.
END CAPS
SADDLE JOINT
Fig. 18
10.Join all dishwasher sections, as required. Tighten all remaining bolts that connect the chamber flanges. Use Permagum on inside of washers on both sides to make an adequate seal.
Assembling Spreader Bar to Base Frame Behind Control Box
Assemble the spreader bar, joining the front base frame of the center and unload sections (Fig. 19). Use
5
/16 -18 bolts, lockwashers, washers and nuts, provided.
Attaching Control Box to Unload Section
1.The spreader bar (Fig. 19) provides a support for the bottom of the control box. Use wood blocks to
lift and support the control box temporarily (Fig. 19).
2.Remove shipping hinges and position the control box on the unload section in the proper location
(align uniformly 1/4" along the edge of the preceding adjacent door, wash FT900S and power-rinse
FT900 and FT950).
3.Secure the control box with the four weld studs on the back of the control box through the holes
provided in the front of the unload section using four 5/16 -18 washers, lockwashers and nuts.
Fig. 19
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Control Box Connections
Refer to the electrical diagram stored inside of the main control box door in a protective plastic bag. After
use, make sure that the electrical diagram is returned to the plastic bag.
Although each section is prewired, components in the load and unload sections must be electrically
connected to the main control box that is attached to the unload section. All wires that need to be connected
are furnished with stripped leads and have crimped barrel terminals for terminal block connections. Also
provided are locking plug connectors for control boards.
Run wires in proper routing clips, channels and so forth to openings in the lower rear of the main control
box. Specific connection locations are shown viewed from the front (Fig. 20). Run wires (in conduit) through
conduit fittings; run cordage through strain reliefs. Make proper connections for wires and cordage. Properly
tighten strain reliefs and conduit fittings.
After all wires are routed and connected at terminal block, check to make sure any unused holes are
plugged (Figs. 20 and 33).
Do not permit electric cables or conduit to touch steam pipes.
When making connections to the terminal block (5TB), torque screws to 12 inch-pounds minimum to
secure wires and to avoid damage to terminals.
HOLECONDUIT USAGE
SIZE
11/2"
Single & double steam booster thermostats
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
3/4"
3/4"
3/4"
3/4"
1/2"
1/2"
3/4"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
3/4"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1"
1"
1/2"
1"
j8 / load switch box
J11 / tank 3 float box
J13 / tank 2 float box
J10 / tank “d” (EXTRA TANK) float box (SEF)
4MTR / CONVEYOR MOTOR
J9 / UNLOAD SWITCH BOX
J12 / tANK 1 FLOAT BOX
3mtr / prewash pump motor
J2 / door interlocks
J15 / FINAL RINSE THERMISTER
7MTR / FLUSH PUMP MOTOR
DUAL RINSE HEAT BOX - TANK “D”
J16, ELEC BSTR TEMP PROBE / HIGH LIMIT T-STATS
TANK 1 STEAM HEAT VALVE
TANK 2 STEAM HEAT VALVE
J3 / WATER VALVES
8MTR / DUAL RINSE PUMP MOTOR
ENERGY RECOVERY CONTROL CABLE
1MTR / TANK 1 PUMP MOTOR
2MTR / TANK 3 PUMP MOTOR
J6 / BOOSTER / ELECTRIC OR STEAM
TANK 1 HEAT BOX
TANK 2 HEAT BOX
TANK “D” (EXTRA TANK) HEAT BOX (SEF)
BLOWER DRYER STEAM VALVE
BLOWER DRYER ELECTRIC HEAT
NOTE: IF A HOLE IS NOT USED, COVER IT WITH A HOLE PLUG:
FOR .875” DIA. HOLES (1/2” CONDUIT SIZE) USE PLUG NO. PB-004-08
FOR 1.094” DIA. HOLES (3/4” CONDUIT SIZE) USE PLUG NO. PB-005-17
FOR 1.375” DIA. HOLES (1” CONDUIT SIZE) USE PLUG NO. PB-005-16
Fig. 20
Using the supplied NSF-approved sealer, apply a bead of caulk where each side of the control box meets
the tank support rails to allow any moisture condensation to drain back into the tank.
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Installing the Flowback Pipe (Wash to Prewash Tanks)
Install the flowback pipe between the wash tank and the prewash tank (Fig. 21).
Make sure the flowback pipe is adequately lubricated with Parker “Super-O-Lube” (not supplied) or a
household liquid dishwashing detergent. Make sure O-rings are in their proper places on the coupling:
Two inside and one on the flange end.
Models FT900, FT900D, FT950 — use straight pipe.
• With the connecting fitting already mounted on the
prewash tank, slide the unnotched end of the flowback
pipe into the coupling so it extends about 6" into the
prewash tank.
• Slide the notched end of the flowback pipe into the
fitting on the wash tank so the cutout in the end of the
flowback pipe mates with the tab in the fitting.
Fig. 21
Models FT900S, FT900SD — use swept-end pipe.
• Loosen the nut on the fill piping support clamp and slide the flowback pipe toward the prewash
tank. As the straight end of the flowback pipe penetrates the coupling, make sure the notch on
the pipe mates with the rib on the coupling mounted on the prewash tank. The swept end of the
pipe will be open upwards in the wash tank.
• Re-tighten the nut on the fill piping support clamp.
Installing the Dual Rinse FlowBack Pipe
Install the flowback pipe for models FT900D and FT900SD (Fig. 22).
Models FT900D, FT900SD only.
1. Loosely assemble the hose and clamps on the pipe coming out of the fitting on the dual rinse tank.
2. Insert the long end of the flowback pipe into the fitting on the adjoining center tank. The offset
end will probably hang down temporarily.
3. Rotate the offset end of the pipe to
align with the hose.
4. Insert the offset end of the pipe so
it is halfway in the hose.
PIPE
FITTING
HOSE & CLAMPS
DUAL RINSE FLOWBACK PIPE
5. Tighten the clamps so one clamp
tightens to the hose and the pipe
from the dual rinse tank; the other
clamp tightens to the hose and the
offset end of the flowback pipe.
DUAL RINSE TANK
Fig. 22
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Installing the Drain Pipe
Install the drain pipe between the adjoining tank sections as follows:
1. Mark the drain pipe 3" from each end with a legible mark. (Use marking pen, lead pencil, etc.)
2. The arrow molded in the drain T-connector indicates the direction of flow.
3.Lubricate the molded drain T-connectors at each end of
the drain pipe using Parker “Super-O-Lube” (not supplied)
or a household liquid dishwashing detergent. Do not use
animal-, vegetable- or petroleum-based lubricants.
4. With a twisting motion, slide the pipe into one of the molded
drain T-connectors.
5.Lift the other end, align it with the molded drain T-connectors
and, with a twisting motion, slide the pipe until the legible
marks are approximately equal distance from each face
of the T-connector (Fig. 23). Position hose clamps snug
against molded drain T-connector at both ends and tighten
(Fig. 23).
Fig. 23
Checking Operation of Dish Limit Switch
Before installing the conveyor, check the operation of the dish limit actuator to make sure the magnet
on the bottom of the bracket does not rub the tank. If it rubs or if the dish limit switch does not actuate,
adjust the magnet up or down by loosening the bottom nut. (The factory setting is 0.104" above the
tank bottom.)
Checking the Positions of the Drainback Pans
Check the positions of the drainback pans to make sure water flows through the machine as intended.
The drainback pans between joining sections
generally drain in reverse direction from the
conveyor’s principle motion. For example, the
drainback pans for a R to L machine flow to the
right at section joints. For a L to R machine
(Fig. 24), the drainback pans flow to the left
at section joints. Refer to the illustrations for
Curtains and Drainback Pans for various FT900
models on pages 31 – 34.
For makeup water flow to be correct, the final rinse
drainback pan (FT900 and FT950 only) must be
properly positioned — the pan must rest over the
rod in the track support with the outlet positioned
directly above the makeup pipe collector. After
butting the pan against the rod, tighten the screw
to secure the pan in position. Check to be sure
that the makeup pipe collector is vertical.
– 17 –
Fig. 24
DUAL RINSE DRAINBACK Pan installation — MODELS FT900D & FT900SD
1. Make sure dual rinse pan support brackets are mounted in their original shipped position when
joining the center and unload sections.
2. Remove lower dual rinse arm (Fig. 25); release arm by pulling on the spring-loaded handle. Slide
pan towards rear of unit by leaning pan on edge opposite of the strainer (Fig. 26).
DUAL RINSE DRAINBACK PAN
Fig. 25
Fig. 26
3. With the dual rinse pan in position front to rear, lift up on the strainer side and guide pan towards
the support bracket until pins engage support brackets (Fig. 27). Then allow pan to lower into
position (Fig. 28).
FLOW BACK PAN
DUAL RINSE DRAINBACK
Fig. 27
Fig. 28
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4. Also check to make sure that the rear of the pan is properly seated in the flowback catch bucket
(Fig. 29) (mounted to the bottom portion of the rear track).
5. Reinstall the lower dual rinse arm by pulling on the spring-loaded handle, inserting the arm into
the hub and then releasing the handle (Fig. 29).
NOTE: To remove dual rinse arms, pull on spring-loaded handle. To remove final rinse arms, pull on
final rinse arms themselves.
LOWER DUAL RINSE ARM
SPRING LOADED HANDLE
BUCKET & REAR OF PAN
DUAL RINSE DRAINBACK PAN
Fig. 29
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BLOWER-DRYER ASSEMBLY
This applies to blower-dryers equipped with either electric or steam heat.
When installing the blower-dryer, do not stand, sit or lean on top of dishwasher or air
deflector covers as blower-dryer performance could be compromised.
Remove the louvered blower-dryer cover panels, both
front and rear (Fig.30).
NOTE: Do not overtighten or put the rubber portion
of the vibration isolator in a twist. Secure the blower
output to the rivet nuts on the diffuser plenum using
the four #10‑24 screws and lockwashers, provided.
The blower output should be fitted inside the diffuser
plenum as the blower and motor assembly is lowered
over the six rubber vibration isolator studs (Fig. 31).
Install washers, lockwashers and nuts ( 5/16-18) on
the rubber vibration isolator studs.
Fig. 30
Install the black rubber blower fan seal over the blower intake ring (Fig. 32). Position the dryer
intake panel assembly inside the blower fan seal. Make sure the black rubber fan seal is outside
both the blower intake ring and the dryer intake panel assembly. Secure the dryer intake panel
assembly to the weldnuts on the blower-dryer frame by assembling the five 1/ 4 -20 bolts,
lockwashers and washers from the inside of the dryer chamber.
Steam-operated blower-dryers have an air filter that mounts over the intake on the blower intake
panel.
BLOWER INTAKE RING
DRYER INTAKE
BLOWER FAN SEAL
BLOWER OUTPUT
DIFFUSER
PLENUM
VIBRATION
ISOLATOR
STUD
MOUNT TO 6
VIBRATION ISOLATOR STUDS
Fig. 31
Fig. 32
Blower-dryer conduit(s) and cable enter the control box from the rear; specific locations for these
connections are shown from the front, inside the main control box (Fig. 33). Refer to the wiring
diagram in the main control box.
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L-R MACHINE
BLOWER-DRYER
MOTOR
R-L MACHINE
BLOWER-DRYER
MOTOR
R-L MACHINE
BLOWER-DRYER HEATERS
(ELECTRIC ONLY)
L-R MACHINE
BLOWER-DRYER HEATERS
(ELECTRIC ONLY)
PL-52980a
Fig. 33
Extend the blower motor electrical cable from the blower motor junction box to the top rear of the main
control box using the strain relief, provided.
Steam blower dryers have an air filter that mounts over the blower intake panel and is removable from
the discharge end of the blower-dryer.
For the electric blower-dryer, all electric heat wires are routed through 1" conduit from the top inlet cover
(Fig. 34). The blower motor cable is routed through the inlet cover with a strain relief fitting. Both conduit
and cable should be connected to the top rear of the main control box using appropriate fittings (supplied)
(Fig. 33). Refer to the electrical diagram in the main control box.
The steam blower-dryer has the same blower motor cable that is routed through the inlet cover.
Connect blower motor wires labeled 8Con-T1, -T2 and -T3 to contactor 8CON. This applies to blowerdryers with either steam or electric heat.
NOTE:If the blower-dryer is equipped with electric heaters, connect electric heater wires marked
9Con-T1, -T2 and -T3 to contactor 9CON and wires marked 10Con-T1, -T2 and -T3 to contactor 10CON.
Also, connect control wires marked 8Con-NO to 8Con Side Switch, 9Con-C1 to contactor 9CON, and
10Con-C3 to contactor 10CON.
Install front and rear covers on the blower dryer (Fig. 35). Fasteners (1/4 -20 bolts, lockwashers and
washers) are provided.
Make sure all hardware is tightened.
Fig. 35
Fig. 34
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION(S)
Electrical and grounding connections must comply with applicable portions of the
National Electrical Code (NFPA No.70, latest edition) and / or other local electrical codes.
Disconnect the electrical power to the machine and follow lockout / tagout procedures.
There may be multiple circuits. be sure all circuits are disconnected.
With power to all service connections locked out / tagged out, verify that the line and load service
connections have been properly tightened.
Refer to the electrical diagram attached to the inside of the control box door. Some machines may require
more than one electrical power supply connection. All electrical supply lines to the machine must be
disconnected when servicing machine.
Checking Motor Rotation (Three-Phase Motors)
Pumps, conveyor motor and blower-dryer fan motor (when equipped) are all three-phase motors. Before
placing the machine into service, check to verify correct rotation by observing motor direction.
If any pump motor does not rotate in the correct direction, check the rotation of the other motors. If they
all are rotating backward, disconnect the electrical power supply and interchange any two of the incoming
power supply leads. If all motors are not running in the same direction, only change the two incoming
wires of the motor(s) that is running backward. Reconnect electrical power, push the START switch and
verify that the motors rotate in the proper direction.
NOTE: If the conveyor motor does not rotate in the correct direction, disconnect the electrical power supply
and interchange any two of the conveyor motor wires from the Frequency Inverter at terminal 5TB­‑1, -2
or -3.
Separate Electrical Connections
Separate electrical connections in the main control box may be required
for an optional electric blower-dryer heater (when equipped) and for
optional electric tank heaters (when equipped) unless equipped with
optional circuit breakers. When equipped with an optional electric booster
heater, a separate electrical connection at the booster is always required.
NOTE: To remove electric booster cover panel, the circuit breaker
actuator on the outside of the cover panel must be in the “OFF” position
(Fig. 35a). The electric booster water heater may be rated 15 KW or 30
KW. A separate connection is required for a dual-rinse machine unless
it is supplied with an electric blower-dryer or with circuit breaker options.
Fig. 35a
VOLTAGE ADJUSTMENT
This adjustment procedure applies to all FT900 dishwashers equipped with steam heat and rated at 200
to 240 volts, 50 to 60 Hz, 3 phase. All other FT900 dishwasher voltages are preset at the factory and do
not require this adjustment procedure.
THIS PROCEDURE MUST BE DONE ONLY BY A QUALIFIED HOBART-TRAINED SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
If the supply voltage to the machine is 224 to 264 volts, no change is necessary. The control circuit
transformer [ 1T ] should already be set to operate at 240 volts.
If the supply voltage to the machine is 177 to 224 volts, the control circuit transformer [ 1T ] must be
changed to operate at 208 volts.
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Prewash Door Interlock(s) ­— Sliding and Hinged Doors
The prewash door interlock(s) is / are prewired from the junction box at the rear of the center section and
is / are shipped with the center section. The door interlock(s) is / are to be installed on the prewash section.
Uncoil the prewash door interlock wire(s) and attach the switch body to the clamp(s) provided at the front
of the plenum of the prewash section. Check operation of the door interlock and adjust if required. If the
center section is shipped in separate sections, connect the wires to the wash motor, water level control
and door interlock as required.
Electrical Connection — Rinse Aid & Detergent DispenserS
NOTE: This machine must be operated with an automatic detergent feeder, including a visual means to
verify that detergents are delivered or a visual or audible alarm to signal if detergents are not available for
delivery to the washing system. Please see instructions for electrical and plumbing connections located
in this manual and in the feeder equipment manual. Chemical feeders are supplied by others.
The machine electrical supply voltage can be used to supply electrical power source for a rinse aid
dispenser and/or a detergent dispenser-up to 1.5 amperes each.
Terminal connections, RPS1 and RPS2, are provided for a rinse aid dispenser (ON when the final rinse
is on). Terminal connections, DPS1 and DPS2, are provided for a detergent dispenser (ON when the
pumps are running). A location for 1/2" conduit is provided at the rear of the control panel for connection
of these devices.
A hole plug is provided in the wash tank for a detergent sensor probe. A plugged hole is provided at the
rear of the wash chamber for a liquid detergent dispenser inlet. The access panel can be removed. Two
1
/4” NPT plugs are provided in the copper rinse piping behind the rear access panel for a rinse aid inlet
and rinse line pressure or temperature sensor. Do not use a saddle valve. The preferred location for a
detergent dispenser and/or a rinse aid dispenser is at the rear of the machine. Route all plumbing and
wiring between the rear access panels and chamber where possible.
The alternate location for a detergent dispenser is on the cover panel at the front of the machine between
the prewash and wash section doors. When mounting a detergent dispenser in the front location, remove
the cover panel at the front of the machine. Mount brackets for the dispenser and controller on the cover
panel so the gravity feed dispenser discharge tube aligns with the chamber hole located behind the cover
panel. Make sure the brackets mount the dispenser and controller out from the cover panel to allow
clearance for the doors to raise freely. Route the detergent tube to the edge of the strainer in the wash
tank. Bring the fresh water line, control and sensor wires up the back of the machine, through the inner
top (plenum) and through the back of the cover panel. Make necessary wiring connections through the
back of the cover panel to the dispenser and controller.
Vent Fan Control
Machine electrical circuits can be used to switch a vent fan, supplied by others. On all models,
the vent fan is ON when the main power switch is on. The two terminal connections for the vent fan
control are both labeled VFC and are provided as a switching circuit to control the vent fan. A location
for 1/2" conduit is provided at the rear of the control panel for conduit connection for this application.
Power for the vent fan motor is supplied independently.
The maximum rated load for VFC switch connection is 16 amps at 120 to 240 volts, single-phase.
– 23 –
PLUMBING CONNECTIONS
codes.
Plumbing connections must comply with applicable sanitary, safety and plumbing
Check all water lines, particularly unions. Tighten if necessary.
Water Supply
The water supply must be within the recommended hardness range of 3 grains or less per gallon. Higher
hardness may cause excessive formation of lime scale. Chlorides must not exceed 50 ppm. Recommended
water pressure should be 20 to 25 psig (flowing) at the dishwasher. If the water pressure is higher than
25 psig, a pressure-regulating valve with internal thermal expansion bypass must be supplied (by others)
in the water supply line to the dishwasher.
The water pressure regulator must have a relief bypass. Failure to use the proper type of
pressure regulator may result in damage to the unit.
Fill
All machines have a single 1" NPT female connection point for the fill and/or booster heater. The minimum
water temperature for the fill connection is 140°F. Machines equipped with the prewash temperature
control option require a seperate connection to cold water at a 1" NPT female pipe fitting at the load end.
Final Rinse
A water hammer arrestor meeting ASSE-1010 standard or equivalent should be supplied (by others) in the
final rinse water supply line at the service connection. The required minimum water temperature for the
final rinse is 140°F when an electric or steam booster heater is supplied, the booster heater is plumbed
to the final rinse at the factory on FT900D/FT900SD machines. For FT900/FT900S/FT950 machines, the
hose attached to the final rinse piping must be connected to the booster. Machines without booster heater
require 180°F water to be connected to the 3/4" NPT female fitting at the final rinse connection point.
Remove the final rinse arms and purge the final rinse system prior to operation. This will reduce
the possibility of clogging the final rinse nozzles. To properly purge the unit, activate the final rinse for
3 to 5 minutes and then reinstall the final rinse arms.
Drain
Connect the drain at the 2" NPT threaded fitting located at either the unload end or the load end of the
machine, as specified on the order.
NOTE: The plug fitting and the threaded drain fitting can be interchanged to reverse the drain end of
the machine by loosening the stainless steel clamp fitting. The molded arrows must all point in the same
direction on all molded drain T-connectors.
If a grease trap is required by code, the drain should have a flow rate of 40 gallons per minute. Do not
overtighten the fittings.
Line Strainers
Line strainers on the machine should be cleaned after installation and within the first week of operation. The
line strainers will collect cutting oils and other contaminants. Clogged line strainers will cause restrictions
to the flow of steam or water and will reduce overall performance of the machine.
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Steam Supply (When Equipped)
Check all steam lines for leaks, particularly unions. Tighten if necessary.
The steam supply must be 15 to 50 psig flowing pressure at the dishwasher. Machines with a steam
booster (and steam tank heaters) have a single 11/2" NPT female fitting for connection at the steam
booster at the unload end, underneath. Machines equipped with steam tank heaters, but without a
steam booster, have a single 1" NPT female fitting for connection, located underneath the unload
end. NOTE: If available steam pressure is less than 15 psi flowing, operational characteristics may be
limited because of insufficient delivery of steam. If this occurs, contact Hobart Warewash Technical
Support.
STEAM USAGE / Requirements — (POUNDS PER HOUR)
Model
Tank Heat
Booster
Dryer
TOTAL
Tank Heat
& Booster
TOTAL
Tank Heat, Booster
& Dryer
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
15
300
332
260
265
242
229
238
210
375
407
335
340
317
304
313
225
120°F Incoming Water,
70°F Rise
FT900, Std Ht
FT900, 6" HTS
FT900S, Std Ht
FT900S, 6" HTS
FT900D, Std Ht & 6" HTS
FT900SD, Std Ht
FT900SD, 6" HTS
FT950, Std Ht & 6" HTS
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
153
125
157
85
90
67
54
63
57
Steam Tank Heaters — Condensate Return Lines
The wash tank and power rinse tank may be equipped with steam injector or steam coil types of
heaters. If steam coil types of heaters are used, a condensate return, gravity type, must be connected
for each coil. Bucket-type traps are furnished. The connection points for the condensate return lines
for both coils are 3/4" NPT female pipe fittings. Condensate lines must not be plumbed uphill.
Steam Booster Heater — Condensate Return Line and Relief Valves
The connection point for the condensate return line for the steam booster heater is a 3/4" NPT
female pipe fitting. The steam booster heater is equipped with a steam relief valve that has a
1" NPT female pipe fitting that must be piped to an open drain receiver in the floor. The steam booster
heater is equipped with a hot-water relief valve that has a 3/4" NPT female pipe fitting that must be piped
to an open drain receiver in the floor.
The steam booster thermostat (bulb and capillary tube style) is mounted and wired in the main control
box. The bulb and capillary tube is shipped with the control box on the center section. During installation,
the bulb and capillary tube must be carefully uncoiled and routed to the steam booster and inserted in
the booster outlet hot water line through the supplied fitting. Insert the bulb two-thirds of the way into the
booster body (refer to tag attached to thermostat, F-44107).
Steam Blower-Dryer (When Equipped)
Steam blower-dryers require a 11/2" connection at the steam coil with 15 to 25 psig maximum flowing
pressure on top of the machine. The steam line to the blower-dryer should be fitted with a manual
shutoff valve near the connection point suitable for operator convenience. The steam blower-dryer has
a condensate return, gravity type, that must be connected from the coil at the bottom of the blower-dryer.
Bucket-type traps are furnished. The connection point for the condensate return line for the coil is a
3
/4" NPT female pipe fitting. Condensate lines must not be plumbed uphill.
NOTE:For cleaning convenience, a water tap equipped with 30' of heavy-duty hose and a spray
squeeze valve installed near the machine is recommended.
NOTE:When the blower-dryer is equipped with an optional steam on/off valve, the steam supply
is ON when the machine is ON and OFF when the machine is OFF.
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CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY
Prior to installing the conveyor, a quick check should be made to verify that the sprockets are set
correctly at both the load and unload ends of the machine. The take-up units on both the front
and rear of the load section must be completely retracted towards the load platform so that the
conveyor shaft is as square as possible with the machine before attempting this procedure. Then,
place a level or combination square across the inside face of the rear sprocket and the inside edge of
the rear track (Fig. 36). Both parts should be aligned or set with the sprocket just slightly to the inside
of the track. The inside face of the sprocket should never be set outbound of the inside edge of the
track. Once this has been confirmed or properly adjusted, check the inside dimension between the
front and rear sprockets; it should be 28 3/16 (+ 1/8 / – 0). If it is not, loosen the set screw on the front
sprocket and slide it forward or backward until the proper dimension is achieved, then retighten the
set screw on the sprocket. When you have completed this procedure at both ends of the machine, you
will be ready to load the conveyor.
Fig. 36
Fig. 37
Loading AND JOINING the Conveyor Sections
Each dishwasher is supplied with the correct amount of conveyor. The conveyor sections must be
connected together.
• All conveyor sections are numbered: Roll 1, Roll 2, Roll 3, Roll 4, etc.; install them in
numerical sequence.
• Raise the loading platform and place a piece of cardboard under, around and above the
platform to protect it from being scratched during conveyor installation.
•Loosen the take‑up units (Fig. 37) at the front and rear sides of the load end by loosening the
locknuts and threading the adjusting bolts as far out as possible.
• Remove the chain cover on the unload end and then remove the drive chain from the conveyor
gearmotor so that the conveyor sprockets are free to rotate.
•
Position the first section of the conveyor in line with the machine at the load end. The flight links
must point toward the load end of the machine.
•
Tie a rope to the first conveyor rod. Feed the rope through the machine following the desired
path of the conveyor with the flight links pointing up. The conveyor rollers must not be fed
under the tracks.
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•
Remove the last conveyor rod from the first section. Thread the rod back through the flight links,
alternating the links from the first and second sections; thread rod through the side bar on both
sides; and assemble a conveyor roller and retaining ring at each end of the rod (Figs. 38 & 39).
Spin the roller to ensure that the retaining ring has been secured to the conveyor rod. Always
use a new retaining ring to secure a tight grip on the conveyor rod. Make sure the flight
links are angled or pointed toward the load end. Repeat this step for joining each succeeding
conveyor section.
CONVEYOR ROD
CONVEYOR ROLLER
RETAINING RING
Fig. 38
Fig. 39
Pull the conveyor through the machine starting at the load end, around the freed conveyor sprockets
at the unload end, down to the top of the lower track and back through the machine. Make sure
conveyor rollers do not feed under tracks.
Join the ends of the conveyor by threading the final conveyor rod through both rows of flight links
and the side bars on both sides. Conveyor links alternate with both ends of the link on the inside
followed by both ends of the next link on the outside, except for the conveyor offset link (only used on
AA or BB type of conveyor).
Conveyor Offset Link
Conveyor offset links are supplied for use with both the AA and BB style conveyors and are to be
used, if necessary, when making the final connection to join the two conveyor ends. The total length
of all conveyor sections shipped may slightly exceed the optimal length required for the machine’s
length and the conveyor’s travel. This can possibly require one or two rows of flight links to be removed
together with all associated rods, side bars and end rollers. When the proper length of conveyor has
been determined pull the ends of the last two sections together to examine the side bar patterns. If both
sections end with the side bars on the inside position or both sections end with the side bars on the
outside position (Fig. 40), you must replace the last links on one of the sections with the offset links
to maintain the pattern (Fig. 41). However, if the sections end such that the inside to outside pattern
of the side bars will be maintained, they can be joined without the use of the offset links (Fig. 42).
Complete the joining of the conveyor sections as necessary to maintain the chain link pattern.
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Incorrect (Both Side Bars Inside)
Fig. 40
Correct with Offset Link (Inside to Outside Maintained)
Fig. 41
Correct without Offset LInk (Inside to Outside Pattern Maintained)
Fig. 42
Once the conveyor is installed, reinstall the conveyor drive chain to the conveyor gearmotor.
NOTE: The proper length of conveyor, when adjusted, will have the flight links close to or engaging
the load fingers at the load platform. It may be necessary to remove one or two conveyor rods
(with rows of flight links) to obtain the desired length.
NOTE:Each time a conveyor roller is installed or replaced, a NEW retaining ring (Fig. 39) must
be used.
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Adjusting the Conveyor Take-up Unit (prewash section)
Align the conveyor sprockets or tighten the tension on the conveyor by turning the adjusting bolt on the
take‑up units (Fig. 43). Alignment can be gauged by centering the large diameter hub of the conveyor
rollers on the conveyor tracks.
If the conveyor is tracking straight but travels closer to the front (door side) or toward the rear of the
machine, then do the following:
•
If tracking closer to the front, tighten the adjusting bolt on the front take-up unit.
• If tracking closer to the rear, tighten the adjusting bolt on the rear take-up unit.
If the conveyor is tracking diagonally from one end of the machine to the other, then do the following:
• If tracking diagonally from the front (door side) of the load end toward the rear at the unload end,
tighten the adjusting bolt on the front take-up unit.
• If tracking diagonally from the rear on the load end toward the front (door side) on the unload end,
tighten the adjusting bolt on the rear take-up unit.
Run the conveyor for 20 minutes. During this time, it may be convenient to perform the booster thermostat
calibration described under “Calibrating the Booster Thermostat” in the Miscellaneous section of this
manual. After running the conveyor for 20 minutes, stop the conveyor and check the tension. Proper
tension is achieved when the conveyor rollers run freely on the bottom track and, by grasping a conveyor
rod near the middle, the conveyor can be lifted 1" to 13/4" vertically from the top track on the unload end.
• If additional tension is needed on the conveyor (after it has been centered), tighten both of the takeup units the same amount. After the proper conveyor tension is achieved, tighten the locknuts on
the take-up units on both sides (Fig. 43).
With the take‑up units properly adjusted, there is a possibility that the sprocket shaft may not be square
with the conveyor track. This will not diminish operation provided the conveyor rollers are centered on
the track.
Check the set screws in the bearing collars (two each) to make sure that they did not loosen during
shipment.
Fig. 43
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MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: Check all bolts and connectors to make sure they are tight.
Vent Duct
Do not step on top of chambers when installing vent duct.
Fit overhead vent duct (not supplied) inside machine vent opening at the midpoint of the dishwasher
and bolt together. The vent fan should provide 1000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) (at standard air
conditions) when the machine is installed with blower-dryer. When the machine is installed without
blower-dryer, the vent fan should provide 750 cubic feet per minute (cfm) (at standard conditions).
Adjust dampers in plenum at the end of both load and unload sections so that little vapor escapes
from the ends of the machine (Fig. 44). Additional final adjustment can be made in vent damper
adjustment on top of the machine. When the vent damper is adjusted properly, tighten the nut.
Fig. 44
Fig. 45
Prewash, Wash and Power Rinse Arms
The upper and lower prewash, wash and power rinse arms must be installed in their correct locations.
To install each of the upper or lower arms, rest the manifold on the support brackets, slide into position
and latch the arm in place (Fig. 45).
Final Rinse Arms
Final rinse arms must be in their proper locations — all models. Final rinse arms have non-metallic
nozzles.
dual Rinse Arms — models FT900D & FT900SD
Dual rinse arms must be in their proper locations. Dual rinse arms have metallic nozzles.
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CURTAINS AND DRAINBACK PANS, MODEL FT900 and FT950
Curtains and drainback pans must be in their proper places, Fig. 46 . . .
• Hang a short curtain on the unload side of each upper prewash, wash and power rinse arm.
• Hang a long curtain on both sides of every section joint.
• Hang two long curtains at the load end.
• Hang one long curtain at the unload end.
• Place drainback pans as indicated.
Fig. 46
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CURTAINS AND DRAINBACK PANS, MODEL FT900D
Curtains and drainback pans must be in their proper places, Fig. 47 . . .
• Hang a short curtain at the unload side of every upper prewash, wash, power rinse and dual
rinse arm.
• If equipped with a blower-dryer, hang another short curtain after the final rinse arm.
• Hang a long curtain on both sides of the prewash / wash section joint and the wash / power rinse
section joint.
• Hang two long curtains at the load end.
• Hang one long curtain at the unload end.
• Place drainback pans as indicated.
Fig. 47
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CURTAINS AND DRAINBACK PANS, MODEL FT900S
Curtains and drainback pans must be in their proper places, Fig. 48 . . .
• Hang a short curtain on the unload side of each upper prewash and wash arm.
• Hang a long curtain on both sides of every section joint.
• Hang two long curtains at the load end.
• Hang one long curtain at the unload end.
• Place drainback pans as indicated.
FT900S
R TO L OPERATION
4' CENTER SECTION
FINAL RINSE ARM
WASH ARM
PREWASH ARM
TWO SHORT
CURTAINS
AT UNLOAD SIDE
OF UPPER ARMS
THREE PAIRS OF
LONG CURTAINS
ONE LONG CURTAIN
AT UNLOAD END
UNLOAD
LOAD
ONE SHORT
DRAINBACK PAN
ONE LONG
DRAINBACK PAN
FT900S
L TO R OPERATION
4' CENTER SECTION
FINAL RINSE ARM
PREWASH ARM
WASH ARM
TWO SHORT
CURTAINS
AT UNLOAD SIDE
OF UPPER ARMS
THREE PAIRS OF
LONG CURTAINS
ONE LONG CURTAIN
AT UNLOAD END
LOAD
UNLOAD
ONE SHORT
DRAINBACK PAN
Fig. 48
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ONE LONG
DRAINBACK PAN
CURTAINS AND DRAINBACK PANS, MODEL FT900SD
Curtains and drainback pans must be in their proper places, Fig. 49 . . .
• Hang a short curtain at the unload side of every upper prewash, wash and dual rinse arm.
• If equipped with a blower-dryer, hang another short curtain after the final rinse arm.
• Hang a long curtain on both sides of the prewash / wash section joint.
• Hang two long curtains at the load end.
• Hang one long curtain at the unload end.
• Place drainback pans as indicated.
FT900SD
R TO L OPERATION
4' CENTER SECTION
SHORT CURTAIN
ONLY WHEN
BLOWER-DRYER
IS PRESENT
FINAL RINSE ARM
DUAL RINSE ARM
WASH ARM
PREWASH ARM
THREE SHORT CURTAINS
AT UNLOAD SIDE
OF UPPER ARMS
TWO PAIRS OF
LONG CURTAINS
ONE LONG CURTAIN
AT UNLOAD END
UNLOAD
DUAL RINSE
DRAINBACK PAN
FT900SD
L TO R OPERATION
4' CENTER SECTION
LOAD
ONE SHORT
DRAINBACK PAN
STRAINER
DUAL RINSE ARM
PREWASH ARM
FINAL RINSE ARM
WASH ARM
SHORT CURTAIN
ONLY WHEN
BLOWER-DRYER
IS PRESENT
THREE SHORT CURTAINS
AT UNLOAD SIDE
OF UPPER ARMS
TWO PAIRS OF
LONG CURTAINS
ONE LONG CURTAIN
AT UNLOAD END
LOAD
UNLOAD
ONE SHORT
DRAINBACK PAN
DUAL RINSE
DRAINBACK PAN
STRAINER
Fig. 49
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Conveyor Gearmotor
The conveyor gearmotor is shipped with oil at the proper level in the speed reducer.
Lubricants are available from your local Hobart Service Office.
Lower Trim Panels (Front)
Hang lower front trim panels from two (or more) hanger brackets under the front tank support rail. Slots
in bottom of panels should be inserted into panel bracket retainers. Lower panel bracket retainers may
project from the lower rails of the machine or may be attached to an adjacent panel. Each panel must be
located in its proper position.
When installing lower trim panels, butt each panel end to end and then adjust the end wrap panel so there
is approximately 1/16” clearance between it and the adjacent panel. This clearance, spread over the entire
length of the machine, will provide optimum appearance (Fig. 50).
Rear Panels
Hang rear panels from two upper hanger brackets at the top (Fig. 51) and insert slots in bottom of panels
into panel bracket retainers. Lower panel bracket retainers may project from the lower rails of the machine
or may be attached to an adjacent panel. Each panel must be located in its proper position. Each rear
panel and chamber is numbered to identify position.
Fig. 50
Fig. 51
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Calibrating the Electric Booster Thermostat
NOTE: This procedure only needs to be followed once during initial setup.
NOTE: This procedure may be followed during the 20 minute period in the “Adjusting the Conveyor Takeup Unit (Prewash Section)” procedure.
NOTE: This procedure should only be followed if both the booster can be powered on and the booster
has hot water of at least 105F flowing into it.
For the internal Hobart booster (15kW or 30kW), the controlling thermostat needs to be calibrated to the
conditions at the customer’s site. The calibration is automatic while the machine is running.
To begin calibration, ensure the booster’s circuit breaker is set to the “ON” position and power is present
at ##CON. Start the conveyor running. Block the upper photo detector for at least 20 minutes.
NOTE: Do not put ware or any other item on the conveyor during the procedure. This may cause the
dish limit arm to trip and stop the conveyor movement. If the conveyor stops for any reason during the 20
minute calibration period, the procedure should be rerun from the beginning to ensure proper calibration.
After 20 minutes, unblock the photo detector. When the final rinse output turns off and the display shows
“---” for the final rinse temperature, stop the conveyor. Power off the machine by pressing the POWER
button on the keypad. This saves the calibration data and completes the automatic calibration.
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Setup Procedure For Energy Recovery (When Equipped)
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SERVICE
If service is needed on this machine, contact your local Hobart Service Office.
– 39 –
NOTES
FORM 44093 Rev. B (Jan. 2013)
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PRINTED in U.S.A.
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