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Southbend STRG-5D User's Manual
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Owner’s Manual
StratoSteam
Countertop Steamer
Models STRG-3D and STRG-5D
Model STRG-3D
Model STRG-5D
WARNING
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MANUAL 1185290
$18.00
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
MANUAL SECTION STRATOSTEAM
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Before installing and operating this equipment, be sure everyone involved in its operation is fully trained and aware of
precautions. Accidents and problems can be caused by failure to follow fundamental rules and precautions.
The following symbols, found throughout this manual, alert you to potentially dangerous conditions to the operator,
service personnel, or to the equipment.
DANGER
This symbol warns of immediate hazards that will result in severe injury or death.
WARNING
This symbol refers to a potential hazard or unsafe practice that could result in injury or
death.
CAUTION
This symbol refers to a potential hazard or unsafe practice that could result in injury,
product damage, or property damage.
NOTICE
This symbol refers to information that needs special attention or must be fully understood,
even though not dangerous.
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of cooking appliances.
Keep area around cooking appliances free and clear of combustibles.
WARNING
BURN HAZARD
Contact with hot surfaces will cause severe burns. Always use caution when operating cooking appliances.
Stand back when opening the steamer door as hot steam or hot water may escape from the door opening.
Hot steam or hot water will flow out the drain located at the right rear bottom corner of the steamer.
Hot steam may escape from the pressure relief valve located at the top left rear corner of the steamer.
WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
Disconnect the power to the appliance before cleaning. Do not remove panels that require tools to remove.
NOTICE
In the event a gas odor is detected, shut down units at main shutoff valve and contact the local gas company
or gas supplier for service.
NOTICE
Southbend appliances are intended for commercial use only. Not for household use.
Warranty will be void if service work is performed by other than a qualified technician, or if other than genuine
Southbend replacement parts are installed.
Give this Owner’s Manual and important papers to the proper authority to retain for future reference.
Copyright © 2004 by Southbend. All rights reserved. Published in the United States of America.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest pieces of heavy-duty commercial cooking equipment on the
market.
You will find that your new equipment, like all Southbend equipment, has been designed and manufactured to meet
the toughest standards in the industry. Each piece of Southbend equipment is carefully engineered and designs are
verified through laboratory tests and field installations. With proper care and field maintenance, you will experience
years of reliable, trouble-free operation. For best results, read this manual carefully.
RETAIN THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
This manual is for Southbend StratoSteam Countertop Steamer models STRG-3D and STRG-5D. The manual is
divided into six sections:
Introduction ............................................3
Specifications.........................................4
Operation ...............................................7
Cleaning & Maintenance........................11
Installation..............................................13
Service...................................................21
Each steamer has two serial plates located on the exterior of the steamer (see Figure 1 below).
Read these instructions carefully before attempting installation. Installation and initial startup should be performed by
a qualified installer. Unless the installation instructions for this product are followed by a qualified service technician (a
person experienced in and knowledgeable with the installation of commercial gas and/or electric cooking equipment)
then the terms and conditions on the Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty will be rendered void and no warranty of any
kind shall apply.
In the event you have questions concerning the installation, use, care, or service of the product, write to:
Southbend
1100 Old Honeycutt Road
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526 USA
Figure 1
Location of Serial Plates
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SPECIFICATIONS
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
SPECIFICATIONS
NOTICE
Local codes regarding installation vary greatly from one area to another. The National Fire Protection Association,
Inc., states in its NFPA 96 latest edition that local codes are the “authority having jurisdiction” when it comes to
installation requirements for equipment. Therefore, installations should comply with all local codes.
NOTE: In U.S.A., the oven installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1. The oven, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code (NEC), or ANSI/NFPA 70.
NOTE: In Canada, the oven installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
Natural Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.1, or the Propane Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.2, as
applicable. The oven, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the
absence of local codes, with the Canadian Electrical Code CSA, C22.2, 109-M1981 General RequirementsCanadian Electrical Code, Part II. 109-M1981) Commercial Cooking Appliances, as applicable.
Southbend reserves the right to change specifications and product design without notice. Such revisions do not
entitle the buyer to corresponding changes, additions, or replacements for previously purchased equipment.
This product is intended for commercial use only, not for household use.
CLEARANCES
WARNING
MINIMUM CLEARANCES FROM COMBUSTIBLE CONSTRUCTION
Minimum clearance from combustible and non-combustible surfaces is 4" on the sides, 0" on the bottom (noncombustible surface), 4” legs required for combustible surface; and 8" on the rear. Adequate clearance must be
provided in the aisle in front of the steamer to permit operation (including pulling out of pans).
Steam may escape from the pressure relief valve at the top left rear corner of each steamer, and from the door
opening when the door is opened. Installation under a vented hood is recommended.
A steamer may be installed on combustible and non-combustible countertops.
DIMENSIONS
The dimensions of the steamer are shown in Figure 2 on the next page. The following table lists the interior
dimensions and the crate dimensions and weight.
Model
STRG-3D
STRG-5D
Interior Dimensions
Width
Depth
Height
13-1/2"
24"
10-5/8"
(343)
(610)
(270)
13-1/2"
24"
15-5/8"
(343)
(610)
(397)
Pan Capacity*
1"
2.5"
4"
6
3
2
11
5
3
Width
52"
(1321)
52"
(1321)
Crate Dimensions
Depth
Height
43"
40"
(1092)
(1016)
43"
40"
(1092)
(1016)
Volume
51.8 cu. ft.
1.47 cu. m.
51.8 cu. ft.
1.47 cu. m.
* “Pan Capacity” is the number of 1", 2.5", or 4" high standard pans (12" wide x 20" front-to-back) that the steamer will hold.
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Crated
Weight
216 lbs.
98 kg.
238 lbs.
108 kg.
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
SPECIFICATIONS
Figure 2
Dimensions
CONNECTION: ¼” COMPRESSION, COLD WATER
PRESSURE: 30 TO 60 PSI
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS): 60 PPM OR LESS
HARDNESS: 2 GRAINS (35 PPM) OR LESS
pH: 7.0 to 7.5
MAXIMUM FILL CAPACITY: 0.87 GAL
ELECTRIC CABLE
ENTRY HOLE
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SPECIFICATIONS
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
One fused electrical connection is required to the terminal board of each steamer. All steamers are shipped per
customer order, three phase or single phase. (A kit is available for field conversion to three phase or single phase.)
The fused connection must be wired for the required voltage and maximum amperage as listed in the chart below:
Voltage
Total Connected Amps
Model STRG-3D
Model STRG-5D
1 Phase
3 Phase
1 Phase
3 Phase
120 V 60 Hz
0.37
0.37
0.37
0.37
208 V 50/60 Hz
0.21
0.21
0.21
0.21
220 V 50/60 Hz
0.20
0.20
0.20
0.20
240 V 60 Hz
0.18
0.18
0.18
0.18
GAS PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
OPERATING
Natural Gas 4" W.C.
Propane Gas 10" W.C.
INCOMING
Natural Gas 7" W.C. Minimum
Propane Gas 11" W.C.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
To meet warranty requirements, the water supply must be as follows:
Connection
Pressure
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Hardness
pH
Maximum Fill Capacity
1/4" compression, cold water
30 to 60 PSI
60 PPM or less
2 grains (35 PPM) or less
7.0 to 7.5
0.87 gallons
Typical usage is 0.46 gallons per minute at 45 PSI.
In order to minimize service problems and to meet the warranty requirements, a water treatment system (softener) is
recommended when water quality does not meet the limits stated above.
DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
The drain outlet has a 1" NPT female connector. Do NOT directly connect the drain to a plumbing system unless you
also install an “open funnel” downstream of this connection (see Figure 7 on page 17). There must be no back-flow or
back-pressure into the drain connection!
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OPERATION
OPERATION
NOTICE: WATER SPECIFICATION
To meet warranty requirements, supply water must meet the following specification:
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)............60 PPM or less
Hardness...........................................2 Grains (35 PPM) or less
pH Factor ..........................................7.0 to 7.5
STARTUP
Turn control lever to “ON” position (see Figure 3). The steamer will fill automatically and be ready for cooking in about
four minutes.
OPERATION
CAUTION
HOT STEAM WILL ESCAPE WHEN DOOR IS BEING OPENED. TO PREVENT BURNS KEEP HANDS AND
FACE AWAY FROM STEAM.
When turned ON, the steamer operates continuously. To save water, gas and electricity, turn the control lever to OFF
when the steamer is not in use.
Suggested cooking times for various foods are shown in the table in the following section.
Pan specifications are shown on page 4.
The door may be opened or closed at any time. The steamer temporarily shuts off while the door is open.
Timer can be used as a reminder to the operator. The timer does NOT turn the steamer on or off!
SHUTDOWN
Turn lever to the “OFF” position. The water in the bottom of the cavity will automatically drain.
TROUBLESHOOTING BY OPERATOR
The following table lists the possible causes and solutions of problems that may occur during operation.
Problem
Possible Causes and Solutions
Steamer does not heat up at all.
– Electric power is shut off. Turn on power.
– Water supply is shut off. Turn on water.
– Not enough water is entering steamer. Check water supply.
– Lime build-up. De-lime steamer cavity (see page 12).
– If water is OK and there is little lime build-up, call repair service.
– No power to gas ignition circuit.
– Disconnected ignition circuit ground.
– Gas supply is shut off. Turn on gas supply.
Steamer does heat up, but does not produce enough steam.
– Door is open or ajar. Close steamer door completely.
– Lime build-up. De-lime steamer cavity (see page 12).
– Not enough water. Check water supply.
Steamer does not drain correctly.
– Clogged drain on inside of steamer cavity. Check and clear.
– Clogged drain outside of steamer. Check and clear.
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OPERATION
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
Figure 3
Controls
TIMER
OFF 0
5
10
60
15
Timer
Set for up to 60 minutes as a
reminder to operator. DOES
NOT CONTROL STEAMER.
When buzzer sounds, turn
knob counterclockwise to
silence the buzzer.
55
20
50
25
45
40
160
140
120
100
80
30
35
180 190
200
210
80 90
70
100
60
105
50
40
110
20
115
0
°C
40
°F
Thermometer
220
230
Indicates temperature in
cooking cavity. Steamer is
“ready to cook” when
temperature reaches
190°F (88°C).
240
Power
Power Light
Lights when the steamer has
electric power and Control
Lever is turned to ON.
OFF
Control Lever
Turn to ON to cook. Steamer
will reach cooking temperature
in about 4 minutes. Turn to OFF
to shut down or to conserve
water and electricity during
idle periods.
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OPERATION
COOKING TIPS
•
Schedule cooking of fresh vegetables so that they will be served soon after they are cooked. If it is necessary to
prepare them in advance, they can be plunged into cold water, drained thoroughly and held under refrigeration
until needed for service. Five pounds of cold cooked vegetables can be reheated in the steamer in 5 to 10
minutes, depending upon the variety.
•
To avoid green yolk (which is a deposit of iron sulfide) chill the eggs immediately after removing from the
steamer by plunging them into a cold water bath (preferably containing ice).
•
A quick and easy way to cook eggs for a salad mixture is to crack them directly into a solid steam table pan
which has been lightly coated with salad oil. Do not mix. Steam until they are hard cooked. Remove and chop as
you would for egg salad. The job of peeling is eliminated.
•
Chicken, sausage, and/or fish may be browned in an infra-red or radiant broiler after steaming by brushing with
melted margarine mixed with salad oil to give a golden brown color.
•
Save juices from steamed meat and poultry to make soups, sauces, or casserole dishes.
•
Chicken may be steamed in advance and then refrigerated. Bring food back to 180°F before serving.
•
Steaming brisket is a definite time saver. Boiling in water takes 40 to 50 minutes per pound. Using the steamer
can save 50% in cooking time.
•
Steamed cabbage retains its color and wedge identity. It will not break apart as it does when boiled.
•
When removing items prepared in a perforated pan, place a solid pan underneath the perforated pan with the
cooked food in order to prevent dripping on the floor.
•
The steamer is designed to accept standard 12" x 20" pans. Fractional size pans and dishes can be used as
well with a perforated shelf.
•
For stirring, the pan does not have to be removed from the steamer. Pull pan 1/3 way out of the cavity and the
entire surface is accessible.
•
The door may be opened at any time during operation to remove or add food. While the door is open, the
steamer will stop producing steam.
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OPERATION
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
SUGGESTED COOKING TIMES
These cooking times are for general guidance only. Differences in food quality, size, shape, thickness, freshness, load
size, and desired degree of doneness must be taken into consideration and adjustments made in time, if necessary.
Quantity
STRE-3D Cooking
Time (minutes)
STRE-5D Cooking
Time (minutes)
18
48
5
6
6
7
Potatoes, Red
4 lbs.
8 lbs.
18
18
18
18
Rice
2 lbs.
3 lbs.
15
15
16
17
Shrimp, Frozen
2.5 lbs.
8 lbs.
4.5
8
4
7
Corn, Frozen
2.5 lbs.
7.5 lbs.
3
5
2.5
4.5
Peas, Frozen
5 lbs.
12 lbs.
5.5
10
4
8
2.5 lbs.
8 lbs.
15 lbs. (3 full pans)
25 lbs. (5 full pans)
4
6.5
14
-
3.25
5.5
17
1 piece
8 pieces
7
7
7
7
8 pieces
18 pieces (3 full pans)
30 pieces (5 full pans)
12
17
-
10
15
Lasagna, 6 lb., Frozen
1
3
5
65
65
-
60
60
Cake, White, 5 lb. Mix
1 pan
30
25
Product
Eggs
Mixed Vegetables, Frozen
Salmon Filets, Frozen, 4.5 oz.
Salmon Filets, Frozen, 6 oz.
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Shut off the steamer before cleaning or performing maintenance.
Southbend appliances are sturdily constructed of the best materials and are designed to provide durable service when
treated with ordinary care. To expect the best performance, your equipment must be maintained in good condition and
cleaned daily. Naturally, the periods for this care and cleaning depend on the amount and degree of usage.
Following daily and periodic maintenance procedures will enhance long life for your equipment. Climatic conditions
(such as salt air) may require more thorough and frequent cleaning or the life of the equipment could be adversely
affected.
Keep exposed, cleanable areas clean at all times.
DAILY CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
NOTICE
DO NOT USE high-chlorine or bleach solution for cleaning the door gasket.
DO NOT USE steel wool or other metallic pads in the steamer.
1. Turn control lever to “OFF” and allow time for the steamer to drain and cool.
2. Remove and clean pans.
3. Remove and clean pan supports and cavity bottom cover. Wash separately in a sink with a mild detergent and
warm water. Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth. Non-metallic scouring pads may be used to remove cooked-on
deposits.
4. Clean all interior surfaces with mild detergent, warm water, and a non-metallic pad. If discoloration of surfaces
starts due to buildup of seasonings or food products, remove them using a non-metallic scouring pad. RINSE
THOROUGHLY WITH CLEAN WATER. Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.
5. Ensure drain opening inside of cavity is clear.
6. Clean drain opening.
7. Place cleaned cavity bottom cover, pan supports, and pans back into their correct positions.
8. Leave the door open at night after cleaning to allow complete drying and to prolong the life of the door gasket.
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
PERIODIC DE-LIMING (AS NEEDED)
If lime or mineral deposits start to buildup on the cavity interior, they should be removed with a non-caustic de-liming
solution such as Lime-A-Way®. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of the de-liming solution.
STAINLESS-STEEL SURFACES
To remove normal dirt, grease and product residue from stainless steel surfaces that operate at LOW temperature,
use ordinary soap and water (with or without detergent) applied with a sponge or cloth. Dry thoroughly with a clean
cloth.
To remove BAKED-ON grease and food splatter, or condensed vapors; apply cleanser to a damp cloth or sponge and
rub cleanser on the metal in the direction of the polishing lines on the metal. Rubbing cleanser, as gently as possible,
in the direction of the polished lines will not mar the finish of the stainless steel. NEVER RUB WITH A CIRCULAR
MOTION. Soil and burnt deposits which do not respond to the above procedure can usually be removed by rubbing
the surface with SCOTCH-BRITE scouring pads or STAINLESS scouring pads. DO NOT USE ORDINARY STEEL
WOOL as any particles left on the surface will rust and further spoil the appearance of the finish. NEVER USE A
WIRE BRUSH, STEEL SCOURING PADS (EXCEPT STAINLESS), SCRAPER, FILE OR OTHER STEEL TOOLS.
Surfaces which are marred collect dirt more rapidly and become more difficult to clean. Marring also increases the
possibility of corrosive attack. Refinishing may then be required.
“Heat tint” is darkened areas that sometimes appear on stainless steel surfaces where the area has been subjected to
excessive heat. These darkened areas are caused by thickening of the protective surface of the stainless steel and
are not harmful. Heat tint can normally be removed by the foregoing, but tint which does not respond to this procedure
calls for a vigorous scouring in the direction of the polish lines using SCOTCH-BRITE scouring pads or a STAINLESS
scouring pad in combination with a powered cleanser.
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
CAUTION
Do not locate steamer adjacent to any high heat or grease producing piece of equipment, such as a range top,
griddle, fryer, etc., that could allow radiant heat to raise the exterior temperature of the steamer body above
130°F (54°C). DO NOT MOUNT ABOVE OTHER COOKING EQUIPMENT.
NOTICE
These installation procedures must be followed by qualified personnel or warranty will be void.
Local codes regarding installation vary greatly from one area to another. The National Fire Protection Association,
Inc., states in its NFPA 96 latest edition that local codes are the “authority having jurisdiction” when it comes to
installation requirements for equipment. Therefore, installations should comply with all local codes.
NOTE: In U.S.A., the oven installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1. The oven, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code (NEC), or ANSI/NFPA70.
NOTE: In Canada, the oven installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
Natural Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.1, or the Propane Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.2, as
applicable. The oven, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the
absence of local codes, with the Canadian Electrical Code CSA, C22.2, as applicable.
The steamer, when installed, must be electrically grounded and comply with local codes, or in the absence of local
codes with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition.
Canadian installations must comply with CSA-Standard (C22.2 No. 109-M1981 General Requirements-Canadian
Electrical Code, Part II. 109-M1981) Commercial Cooking Appliances.
NOTICE
EXHAUST FANS AND CANOPIES: The steamer must be installed under a ventilation hood. Consult local
codes for proper installation of hoods. Proper ventilation is the owner’s responsibility. Any problem due to
improper ventilation will not be covered by warranty.
LEVELING: Steamer must be level for proper operation. Improper leveling may void the warranty.
NOTICE
Provide adequate clearances for cleaning, maintenance, service and proper operation.
NOTICE
Do not obstruct the air flow into and around the appliance or: into the combustion chamber.
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INSTALLATION
STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
STEP 1: UNPACKING
IMMEDIATELY INSPECT FOR SHIPPING DAMAGE
All containers should be examined for damage before and during unloading. The freight carrier has assumed
responsibility for its safe transit and delivery. If damaged equipment is received, either apparent or concealed, a
claim must be made with the delivering carrier.
Apparent damage or loss must be noted on the freight bill at the time of delivery. The freight bill must then be
signed by the carrier representative (Driver). If the bill is not signed, the carrier may refuse the claim. The carrier
can supply the necessary forms.
A request for inspection must be made to the carrier within 15 days if there is concealed damage or loss that is not
apparent until after the equipment is uncrated. The carrier should arrange an inspection. Be certain to hold all
contents plus all packing material.
Do the following:
1. Cut the banding straps and remove the corrugated cardboard surrounding the steamer. If legs were shipped in
the same container, set them aside for installation in later steps of this procedure. Do not remove any tags or
labels attached to the steamer until the steamer is installed and working properly.
2. If the steamer was shipped on a wooden skid, cut the banding strap holding the steamer to the wooden skid,
unbolt the shipping hold-down brackets from the skid, then remove the brackets from the steamer.
3. If the steamer is to be installed on legs, go to Step 2a.
If the steamer is to be installed without legs on a countertop, go to Step 2b.
If the steamer is to be mounted on the optional cabinet base, go to Step 2c.
If two steamers are to be stacked, go to Step 2d.
STEP 2A: ATTACH LEGS
A set of four legs is packed with steamers ordered with legs.
A threaded hole is located at each corner. Each leg has a corresponding mating thread. The legs can be adjusted to
overcome a slightly uneven surface.
1. Raise the steamer sufficiently to allow the legs to be attached. For safety, “shore up” and support the steamer
with an adequate blocking arrangement strong enough to support the load.
2. Screw the legs into the holes (see Figure 4). Note that the front legs are different than the rear legs.
3. Lower the steamer gently onto a level surface. Never drop or allow the steamer to fall.
4. Make sure that the steamer is level (both side-to-side and front-to-back). If necessary, adjust the height of each
leg by turning the foot-pad of the leg.
5. Go on to Installation Step 3.
Figure 4
Attach Legs
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INSTALLATION
STEP 2B: ATTACH TO COUNTERTOP
If the steamer is to be installed on a countertop or other surface without using legs, the steamer must be sealed to the
surface to prevent any water, grease, etc., from accumulating under the steamer. The steamer can be bolted to the
surface, but will still have to be sealed. Make sure that the installed steamer is level before applying the sealant. The
installer may use GE® or Dow Corning® RTV type sealant. Consult local code for exact requirements.
1. Lower the steamer gently onto a level surface. Never drop or allow the steamer to fall.
2. If desired, bolt the steamer to the surface (use 3/8-16 bolts to fit the threaded holes used by the legs).
3. Make sure that the steamer is level (both side-to-side and front-to-back).
4. Apply sealant around all four bottom edges of the steamer (see Figure 5).
5. Go on to Installation Step 3.
Figure 5
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Installation on Countertop
STEP 2C: MOUNTING ON CABINET BASE
If the steamer is to be mounted on the optional cabinet base, first attached the legs to the cabinet base (if not already
attached). Then place the steamer on top of the cabinet base and line up the threaded holes on the bottom of the
steamer with the holes in the cabinet-base top. Secure the steamer to the base with four 3/8-16 bolts. Go on to
Installation Step 3.
STEP 2D: STACKING TWO STEAMERS
If two steamers are to be stacked, mount the lower steamer first on either legs (Step 2a), a countertop (Step 2b), or
the optional cabinet base (Step 2c). Remove (if present) the four chrome-plated plugs from the holes in the top panel
of the lower steamer. Place the upper steamer on top of the lower steamer and line up the threaded holes on the
bottom of the upper steamer with the holes in the top of the lower steamer. Secure the upper steamer to the lower
steamer with four 3/8-16 bolts. The remaining steps of the installation must be performed for both steamers (they do
not share any connections internally).
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Figure 6
Location of Connections and Vents
STEP 3: DRAIN CONNECTION
The drain outlet is located on the back of the steamer, as shown in Figure 6. The drain connector on the steamer is
1" NPT female.
Position the steamer near, but not on top of, an open floor drain. DO NOT directly plumb the steamer unless you also
install an “open funnel” downstream of this connection in the drain system. Make the drain line from the steamer to the
air gap above the “open funnel” as short as possible. There should be no horizontal piping between the steamer and
the air gap above the open funnel. The open funnel is intended to eliminate any water from entering the steamer
because of a blocked drain, and it also prevents any back pressure within the steamer cavity. Any connection that
allows the build-up of back pressure in the steamer (such as a reduction in pipe size to a line smaller than 1", or more
than one 90-degree angle in the line prior to the open funnel drain discharge point) may cause personal or property
damage and will therefore void the warranty. The steamer is a pressureless, free-venting steam cooker and will not
operate properly unless the drain line is short, at a steep angle, and open! See Figure 7 on the next page.
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Figure 7
Water Drain
Stand
Pipe
90°
Air Gap
Air Gap
Air Gap
Floor Drains
STEP 4: WATER CONNECTION
WARNING
Do not connect steamer to a hot water line. A hot water connection will damage the steamer.
NOTICE
To meet warranty requirements, the supply water must meet the following specifications:
Pressure
30 to 60 PSI (205 to 410 kPa)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
60 PPM or less
Hardness
2 grains (35 PPM) or less
pH
7.0 to 7.5
Connect a cold water line to the water inlet strainer on the back of the steamer, as shown in Figure 6. The connector
on the steamer is a 1/4" compression fitting.
NOTE: To facilitate cleaning, and allow access to rear of the steamer, flexible connections are recommended. A shut
off valve at (or near) the rear of the steamer is highly recommended. Also, an accessible water filter is recommended
to help keep water quality within the requirements described above. See Figure 8 below.
Figure 8
Water Connection
Cold
Water
Supply
Steamer
Shut Off
Valve
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STEP 5: GAS CONNECTION
The data plate on the front of the base indicates the type of gas your steamer is equipped to burn. DO NOT connect
to any other gas type.
Keep the appliance area free and clear from combustible substances. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air.
A 1/2" NPT (1.27 cm) threaded fitting is provide at the rear of the steamer for the gas supply connection (Fig. 6). Each
steamer is equipped with an internal pressure regulator which is set at 4" W.C. (0.99 kPa) manifold pressure for
natural gas or 10" W.C. (2.49 kPa) for propane gas.
An adequate gas supply is necessary. Undersized or low-pressure lines will restrict the volume of gas required for
satisfactory performance. A steady supply pressure from 7" W.C. (1.75 kPa) for natural gas and from 10" W.C. (2.49
kPa) for propane gas is recommended. With all steamers and other gas appliances operating simultaneously, the
manifold pressure on all appliances should not show any appreciable drop. Fluctuations of more than 25% on natural
gas and 10% on propane gas will create problems and affect burner operation. Contact your gas company for correct
supply line sizes.
Purge the supply line to clean out any dust, dirt or foreign matter before connecting the line to the steamer.
Use pipe joint compound that is resistant to the action of liquefied petroleum or propane gases on all threaded
connections.
Codes require that a gas shutoff valve be installed in the gas line prior to the steamer. Make sure the pipes are clean
and free of obstructions, dirt and piping compound.
WARNING:
PRIOR TO START-UP, CHECK ALL JOINTS IN THE GAS SUPPLY LINE FOR LEAKS. USE
SOAP AND WATER SOLUTION. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME.
Do not connect the steamer to the electrical supply until after the gas connection has been made.
TESTING THE GAS SUPPLY PIPING
When test pressures exceed 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa), the steamer and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of the system. When test pressures are 1/2 psig (3.45
kPa) or less, the steamer must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff
valve during any pressure testing of the system.
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STEP 6: ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
WARNING:
THE STEAMER IS PROVIDED WITH A THREE-PRONG GROUNDING PLUG. THE
OUTLET TO WHICH THIS PLUG IS CONNECTED MUST BE PROPERLY GROUNDED. IF
THE RECEPTACLE IS NOT THE PROPER GROUNDING TYPE, CONTACT AN
ELECTRICIAN. DO NOT REMOVE THE GROUNDING PRONG FROM THE PLUG.
Refer to the data plates located on the upper left front of the steamer and on the left side in the
upper right corner.
For additional electrical information refer to the electrical diagram located inside the right hand
removable panel in the upper left corner.
Figure 9
Electrical Connection
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STEP 7: CHECK THE INSTALLATION
Check the installation of each steamer, as follows:
1. Check that all screws and bolts are tightened.
2. Check that the gas, electrical, water, and drain connections have been made correctly.
3. Check that the steamer is level. If not, adjust the legs (or level the countertop surface).
4. Check that the appropriate minimum clearances are satisfied (see page 4).
5. Check the door for proper alignment, and that it opens and closes properly.
6. Check that there is sufficient clearance in front of the steamer to open the door and to pull out the pans.
7. Wipe clean all surfaces.
STEP 8: CHECK STEAMER OPERATION
Check the operation of each steamer, as follows:
1. Turn on the electric power supply, gas supply, and the water supply.
2. Move the ON/OFF lever to the “ON” position and check that the Power light comes on.
3. Check that the timer and buzzer operate correctly.
4. Open the door and check that water is entering the cavity (NOTE: the fill rate is slow).
5. Ensure steamer is lighting and look for heat at the flue exit.
6. Wait four minutes, then check that some water has covered the bottom of the cavity.
7. Depress the door-switch actuator rod and listen for an audible “click.” Release the door-switch actuator rod
and listen for another audible “click.” (The clicks indicate that the contactor is functioning properly.)
8. Check that steam is escaping from the vent at the top left rear corner of the steamer.
9. Move the ON/OFF lever to the “OFF” position and check that the Power light goes out. Also check that the
water is draining correctly into the drain, and that the steamer completely drains.
STEP 9: SHUT-DOWN AND WIPE-CLEAN STEAMER
Complete the installation by leaving the steamer ready for customer use:
1. Allow the steamer to cool.
2. Wipe clean all surfaces.
3. Unless the steamer is to be placed in service immediately, turn off the electric power supply, gas supply, and
water supply.
4. Make sure that a copy of this manual will be available to the people who will operate and maintain the
steamer.
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SERVICE
WARNING
ADJUSTMENTS AND SERVICE WORK MAY BE PERFORMED ONLY BY A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN WHO IS
EXPERIENCED IN, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE WITH, THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL COOKING
EQUIPMENT. TO ASSURE YOUR CONFIDENCE, CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICE AGENCY FOR
RELIABLE SERVICE, DEPENDABLE ADVICE OR OTHER ASSISTANCE, AND FOR GENUINE FACTORY
PARTS.
WARNING
DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY BEFORE CLEANING OR SERVICING.
CAUTION
THE APPLIANCE AND ITS INDIVIDUAL SHUTOFF VALVE MUST BE DISCONNECTED FROM THE GAS
SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM DURING ANY PRESSURE TESTING OF THAT SYSTEM AT TEST PRESSURES IN
EXCESS OF 1/2 PSI. THE APPLIANCE MUST BE ISOLATED FROM THE GAS SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM BY
CLOSING ITS INDIVIDUAL MANUAL SHUTOFF VALVE DURING AND PRESSURE TESTING OF THE GAS
SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM AT TEST PRESSURES EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN 1/2 PSI.
NOTICE
INSTALLATION OF OTHER THAN GENUINE SOUTHBEND PARTS WILL VOID EQUIPMENT WARRANTY.
NOTICE
THIS EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE SERVICED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY. CONTACT THE FACTORY,
FACTORY REPRESENTATIVE OR LOCAL SERVICE COMPANY TO PERFORM MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.
A serial plate is located on the right side of the steamer, near the top right corner. A second serial plate is located on
the rear of the steamer near the top left corner (see Figure 1 on page 3).
Replacement parts (including parts not listed in this manual) may be ordered either through a Southbend Authorized
Parts Distributor or a Southbend Authorized Service Agency.
When ordering parts, please supply the Model Number, Serial Number, Part Number, and Part Description.
This section contains troubleshooting flowcharts, procedures, and electric schematics to assist a qualified service
technician in the servicing of a StratoSteam countertop steamer.
A description of how the steamer operates appears on the next page.
To remove a side panel (for access to the interior), remove the securing screw near the center of the bottom edge of
the panel. To remove top panel, remove the two securing screws on rear face, then slide top panel forward and off.
The door is field-reversible (contact Southbend for instructions).
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TROUBLESHOOTING FLOWCHARTS, PROCEDURES, AND WIRING DIAGRAMS
Find the symptom below that corresponds to the malfunction, then turn to the corresponding page. Follow the
flowchart on that page until the problem is solved.
Troubleshooting Flowchart, Procedure, or Wiring Diagram
Page
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Steamer Not Heating Up, “Power” Light Is Not Lit
24
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Steamer Not Heating Up Properly or Not Cooking Properly, “Power” Light is Lit
25
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Buzzer Does Not Come On When Timer Runs Out
26
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Hot Surface Ignitor Glows Red, But Burners Not On
27
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Hot Surface Ignitor Does Not Glow Red
28
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Not All Burners Ignite
29
Troubleshooting Flowchart: Burner Lights But Goes Out Within a Few Seconds
30
Troubleshooting Procedure: Power Switch Check
32
Troubleshooting Procedure: Timer and Buzzer Check
33
Troubleshooting Procedure: Door Switch Check
34
Troubleshooting Procedure: High Limit Thermostats Check
35
Troubleshooting Procedure: Water Solenoid Check
36
Wiring Diagram for 208/220/240 Volt and 115 Volt Models
37
HOW THE STEAMER OPERATES
Compared to steam cookers that have complicated boilers, a StratoSteam steamer is a very simple machine. The
burners are integrated into the bottom plate of the cooking cavity, and begin to heat immediately as soon as the
steamer is turned on. As water flows into the cooking cavity it covers the heated bottom plate and is converted to
steam. There is no pressure in the steamer. From a cold start the steamer will heat up to cooking temperature in
about 4 minutes.
The internal components of the steamer are shown in Figure 10 on the next page.
Turning the control lever to ON mechanically actuates the power switch, and so turns on power to the rest of the
circuitry. The “Power” indicator light comes on. Turning the control lever to ON also mechanically closes the cookingcavity drain valve.
The gas ignition system is energized (turning on the gas valve) if (1) the door is shut (as sensed by the door switch),
and (2) the steamer is not overheated (as sensed by the high-limit thermostats).
The flow of water into the cooking cavity is controlled by the water solenoid, which is energized (turning on the water)
when the control lever is turned to ON and the door is shut. Hence, when cooking, water flows continuously into the
cooking cavity.
If a high-limit thermostat detects that the steamer is overheating, or detects low water (by sensing overheating), the
ignition switch is de-energized (turning off the gas valve). Overheating may be caused by too little water entering the
cavity, or by lime buildup inside the cavity reducing the conduction of heat to the water.
During operation, excess heated water flows into the drain box where it mixes with a small stream of cold water that is
continuously supplied to the drain box (to prevent the draining water from being too hot for the plumbing pipes). Water
drains from the drain box out the water drain on the rear of the steamer. If the drain is clogged, water backing-up into
the drain box will escape through the drain-box overflow vent on the rear of the steamer.
Any excess steam is vented out the pressure-relief valve located at the top left rear corner of the steamer.
The dial thermometer on the control panel is connected by a capillary tube to a sensor bulb located in the pressurerelief vent. The thermometer does not affect the operation of the steamer.
A mechanical timer activates a buzzer when the timer times out. The timer does not affect anything else!
When the control valve is turned to OFF, power to the electric circuitry is turned off, which de-energizes the gas
ignition circuit and so shuts off the IR gas heaters. Turning the control lever to OFF also de-energizes the water
solenoid (turning off the water) and mechanically opens the drain valve, permitting all water to drain from the bottom
of the cooking cavity.
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Figure 10
How the Steamer Operates
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Figure 11
Steamer Not Heating Up, “Power” Light Is Not Lit
Steamer not heating up, “Power” light not lit.
DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER
Remove right side panel for access.
Reconnect power at circuit breaker.
Turn lever to “ON” position and close door (to actuate door switch).
Check voltage between TB5 and TB6
No
Is measured
voltage 120, 208, 220, or 240
volts?
DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER
Yes
Test operation of power switch. Replace if necessary. If power
switch is OK, replace “Power” light and follow procedure.
Check continuity between cord and TB5 and TB6
Is continuity
present?
No
Replace Power Cord
Check continuity across
Power Switch
No
Replace Power Switch
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Yes
Is continuity
present?
Yes
Replace Power Light
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Figure 12
Steamer Not Heating Up Properly or Not Cooking Properly, “Power” Light is Lit
Steamer not heating properly or not cooking properly,
“Power” light is lit.
Check
Checkgas
gassupply
supplyvalve.
valve.
Turn off steamer and check that it drains completely. If steamer
does not drain, check drain path for obstructions. Turn steamer
back on and wait 10 minutes.
No
Is water level at
normal level in cavity?
Yes
Check that water-supply pressure is adequate.
DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER
DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER
Check high-limit thermostats (see page 35).
Check door switch (see page 34).
Door switch OK?
No
No
Yes
High-limit thermostats OK?
Yes
Replace high-limit
thermostats as necessary.
Replace door switch.
Check gas pressure.
Reconnect door switch lead wires.
Check water solenoid (see page 36).
No
Water solenoid OK?
Replace water solenoid.
Yes
Check for loose or broken
wires (see wiring diagram).
If wiring is OK, remove screen
from strainer and clean or
replace as necessary.
Reassemble, reconnect, and
recheck the steamer. If water
still does not enter the
steamer, examine the water
solenoid and inline Y strainer
for obstructions or deposits.
Clean or replace as
necessary.
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Figure 13
Buzzer Does Not Come On When Timer Runs Out
Buzzer does not come on when timer runs out.
DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER
Remove right side panel for access.
Set timer for 5 minutes.
No
Does timer time down?
Replace timer.
Yes
Disconnect buzzer lead wires from the timer.
Check the timer (see page 33).
No
Timer OK?
Replace timer.
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Yes
Replace buzzer.
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Figure 14
Hot Surface Ignitor Glows Red, But Burners Not On
Hot surface ignitor glows red, but burners not on.
No
Is manual shutoff valve open?
Yes
Is there 24V output from transformer?
Yes
Is there 24V present at gas valve from
ignition module?
Yes
Is ignitor properly positioned over
burners?
Yes
Open valve.
No
Replace transformer.
No
Replace ignition module.
No
Position ignitor correctly?
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Replace gas valve.
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Figure 15
Hot Surface Ignitor Does Not Glow Red
Hot surface ignitor does not glow red.
No
Is there 24V output from the transformer?
Yes
Is there 24V present at input to ignition
module?
Yes
Replace transformer.
No
Check connections to ignition
Module.
No
Is there 24V from ignitor
module to ignitor? Ignitor,
when operating, should draw
between 1 and 3 Amps.
Yes
Replace ignitor module.
No
Replace ignitor.
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Is there continuity between leads on
ignitor?
Yes
Check wiring to ignitor.
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Figure 16
Not All Burners Ignite
Not all burners ignite.
No
Is gas pressure at least 4” WC for
natural gas and at least 11” WC for
propane?
Yes
Is orifice correctly aligned with burner?
Yes
Adjust gas pressure to correct
level.
No
Align burners and orifices.
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Make sure burner orifice are clear
and the correct size.
Natural Gas #54, Propane #64
are installed.
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Figure 17
Burner Lights But Goes Out Within a Few Seconds
NOTE: Ignitor will glow approximately 5 seconds. If burner does not ignite, ignition module will try three times and then lock out.
Burner lights but goes out within a few seconds.
No
Is there 24V applied to the gas
valve?
Yes
Is flame sensor current less than
0.75 micro amps?
Yes
Replace ignition module.
No
Replace gas valve.
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Replace flame sensor.
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Symptom
SERVICE
Possible Cause
Cure
Slow start up or poor cooking
performance
Low gas pressure
Oven requires 4” WC gas pressure minimum measured at the
manifold pressure tap for natural gas, and 11” WC for L.P.
Hot surface ignitor glows red but
burners do not come on when
thermostat calls for heat.
No power to gas valve
Check for 24V from ignition box to gas valve.
Faulty main gas solenoid
Replace gas valve.
Faulty ignition module
Replace ignition module.
Manual shutoff valve
closed
Open manual valve.
Hot surface ignitor not
positioned over burner
correctly
Reposition and retighten ignitor.
No power to ignitor
Check that voltage from ignitor module to ignitor is 24V. Ignitor,
when operating, should draw between 1 and 3 amps.
Ignitor broken or cracked
Should read continuity leads. Replace ignitor if necessary.
No power to ignition
module
There should be 24V AC from the transformer to the ignition
module.
No power to transformer
Check for unit voltage on the serial plate.
Faulty power switch
Check for continuity through power switch when in on position.
Readjust or replace as necessary.
Burner and orifice out of
alignment
Orifice must inject gas down exact center of burner.
Gas pressure is too low
Oven requires 4” WC gas pressure minimum measured at the
manifold pressure tap for natural gas, and 11” WC for L.P.
Burner orifice is clogged
Make sure burner orifices are clear and properly sized. Natural
gas #54, Propane #64.
Bad flame sensor or
improperly positioned
Check in series in micro amps. Minimum is 0.75 micro amps,
no maximum.
Bad gas valve
Check power to gas valve. It should be 24V AC.
Hot surface ignitor does not glow
red.
Not all burners ignite
Burners light but go out within a
few seconds. Ignitor will glow
approximately 5 seconds. If
burner does not ignite, ignition
module will try three times and
then lock out.
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Figure 18
Power Switch Check
1. DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER.
5. Remove right side panel.
6. Turn control lever from OFF to ON and then from ON to OFF while looking to see that the power switch is
properly actuating when the lever moves.
7. Disconnect the connector (PL1) that connects the control-panel component wires to the wiring harness.
8. As shown above, place one test lead on terminal TB6 of the terminal board and the other test lead on Pin 3 of
connector PL1 (the socket half, which is wired to the control panel).
9. Check for continuity with control lever in OFF position (there should not be continuity).
10. Check for continuity with control lever in ON position (there should be continuity).
11. Repeat steps 5 through 7 with one test lead on terminal TB5 of the terminal board and the other test lead on
Pin 6 of connector PL1 (as shown above).
12. Place one test lead on PL1 Pin 3 and the other test lead on PL1 Pin 6 (as shown above). Check for continuity
with control lever in the ON position (there should not be continuity).
13. If continuity checks are incorrect, replace power switch.
14. Reconnect lead wires.
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Figure 19
Timer and Buzzer Check
Continuity
1
3
Timer
Ohms
Buzzer
Inside of Control Panel
1. DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER.
2. Remove right side panel.
3. Set timer for one minute and allow to time out. If timer does not run, then replace timer.
4. Disconnect from the timer the wire that leads to the buzzer.
5. Disconnect connector PL1 to separate the other buzzer lead wire from the wiring harness.
6. Place test leads between positions 1 and 3 on the timer (as shown above).
7. Check for continuity when the timer has run down (so the buzzer should be on). If no continuity, replace timer.
8. Disconnect other lead wire from buzzer. Place test leads in terminals of buzzer lead wires (as shown above).
9. Check that resistance is approximately 3.4 Kohms. If it is not, replace the buzzer.
10. Reconnect wires.
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Figure 20
Door Switch Check
1. DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER.
2. Remove right side panel.
3. Open and close the steamer’s door while looking to see that the door switch actuator rod actuates the door
switch when the rod moves.
4. Disconnect the wiring harness from the switch terminals at the two places shown above (where the test-probe
tips are located).
5. Place the test probes on the switch terminals (as shown above).
6. Check for continuity with the door open (there should NOT be continuity).
7. Check for continuity when the door is closed (there should be continuity).
8. If the continuity checks are not correct, replace the door switch.
9. Reconnect the wiring harness to the switch terminals.
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Figure 21
High-Limit Thermostats Check
1. Allow cavity bottom to cool before performing this test.
2. DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER.
3. Remove left side panel.
4. Disconnect wire B4 from left (as shown above) high-limit thermostat.
5. Disconnect wire B5 from right high-limit thermostat.
6. Disconnect remaining high-limit thermostat wires B11 and B12.
7. Test each high-limit thermostat for continuity (as shown above). There should be continuity when the
thermostat is cool. Replace as necessary.
8. Reconnect wires.
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Figure 22
Water Solenoid Check
Ohms
Volts
1. DISCONNECT POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER.
2. Remove right side panel.
3. Disconnect wires B6 and B7 from water solenoid lead wires.
4. Place test probes into water solenoid lead wires as shown above.
5. Resistance should be approximately 800 ohms. Replace if necessary.
6. Apply waterline pressure to water inlet. Water should not leak out of the compression fittings. If necessary,
replace water solenoid. Check to see that water is slowly running into the cooking cavity.
7. Reconnect solenoid lead wires and reconnect power to steamer. When power is turned on with the steamer
cool, the solenoid should “click.” If no click is heard, test for 200 to 240 volts on wires B6 and B7. If 200 to 240
volts is present and the water solenoid does not click, replace water solenoid.
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Figure 23
Wiring Diagram for 208/220/240 Volt and 115 Volt Models
HIGH LIMIT TSTATS
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PARTS
The following parts diagrams list and show serviceable parts. For parts not listed, contact a Southbend Authorized
Parts Distributor or a Southbend Authorized Service Agency.
Parts Diagram
Page
Structural Parts
39
Door Assembly Parts
41
Door Switch Parts
42
Control Panel Parts
43
Burner Assemblies, Thermocouple and Ignition Module
44
Water Train Parts
45
Cabinet Base Parts
47
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Structural Parts
See drawing on following page.
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
*
Quantity*
Description
3D 5D
STRG-3D DOOR ASSEMBLY (see page 41 for individual parts)
1185026
1
STRG-5D DOOR ASSEMBLY (see page 41 for individual parts)
1185122
1
DRIP PAN
1185016
1
1
DOOR GASKET, STRG-3D
1185115
1
DOOR GASKET, STRG-5D
1185135
1
DOOR SWITCH ASSEMBLY (see page 42 for individual parts)
1185072
1
1
FLOOR PANEL
1185036
1
1
SIDEWALL ASSEMBLY STRG-3D
1185103
1
SIDEWALL ASSEMBLY STRG-5D
1185123
1
PAN GUIDE, LEFT SIDE, STRG-3D
1178668
1
PAN GUIDE, LEFT SIDE, STRG-5D
1178664
1
PAN GUIDE, RIGHT SIDE, STRG-3D
1178663
1
PAN GUIDE, RIGHT SIDE, STRG-5D
1178669
1
SIDE EXTERIOR, L/R, STRG-3D
1185293
1
SIDE EXTERIOR, L/R, STRG-5D
1185294
1
TOP PANEL
1185020
1
1
PLUG, BUTTON, ZN PLATED, 5/8"
1-2476
2
2
1185276
1
COVER, REAR INSULATION STRG-3D
1185265
1
COVER, REAR INSULATION STRG-5D
1185245
1
BACK FRAME, CAVITY STRG-3D
1185246
1
BACK FRAME, CAVITY STRG-5D
1185256
1
PANEL, RH INSULATION STRG-3D
1185257
1
PANEL, RH INSULATION STRG-5D
1185247
1
PANEL, REAR FLU STRG-3D
1185248
1
PANEL, REAR FLUE STRG-5D
1185278
1
COVER, REAR CORNER, STRG-3D
1185267
1
COVER, REAR CORNER, STRG-5D
1185096
1
1
PANEL, BOTTOM STRG
1185281
1
HEAT EXCHANGER STRG-3D
1185270
1
HEAT EXCHANGER STRG-5D
1178485
2
2
FRONT LEG
1178486
2
2
REAR LEG
Quantity of part used may depend on model (STRG-3D or SRTG-5D).
Part Number
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Figure 24
Structural Parts
See parts list on previous page.
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Figure 25
Door Assembly Parts
3
2
4
5
6
7
1
8
10
9
11
12
15
14
18
16
19
17
13
Note: The entire door, assembled, can be ordered (see page 39).
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Part Number
1177317
1177344
1146527
1146526
1185053
1185028
1185115
1146268
6600412
1177086
1185048
1146390
PH-292
1185029
1185023
1173254
1185118
1180460
1173224
Qty
1
4
6
4
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
4
2
1
1
8
1
4
4
Description
LATCH ASSEMBLY
SCREW, #10-24 X 3/4 SLOTTED HEX
WASHER #10 LOCK, SS, 300
WASHER, #10, FLAT
PANEL W/A, R2 STACKABLE
HINGE PLATE W/A
GASKET, DOOR R2 REDESIGN
BOLT, 1/4-20 X 5/8 HEX HEAD, SS
LOCK WASHER, SS
RETAINER
TRAY, DOOR CONDENSATION
SCREW, 10-24 X 1/2, SS, TRUSS SLOT
NYLON WASHER, 1/4 X 1/2 X 1/8
INSULATION, DOOR
SUPPORT W/A , DOOR GASKET
SCREW, 6-32 X 3/4, SELF TAP
RETAINER, DOOR GASKET
WASHER, FLAT #10
SCREW, 1/2-20 X 5/8 S, SLOT TRS
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Figure 26
Door Switch Parts
5
2
3
4
1
6
8
7
Note: The entire door switch, assembled, can be ordered (see page 39).
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Part Number
1185070
1185071
1185195
1146320
1177081
1177082
PH-292
6600402
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Qty
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Description
ARM, DOOR SW SWING STRATOSTEAM
BRACKET W/A, STRATOSTEAM, DOOR SWITCH
SWITCH, DOOR, SPDT, 15 AMP SUBMINIATURE
SCREW, 6-32 X 1 ROUND HEAD
PIN, .250 DIA, SS, CAST LATCH STEAMER
SPRING, DOOR HANDLE
NYLON WASHER, 1/4 X 1/2 X 1/8
RING, RETAINING S.S. COMBI
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Figure 27
Control Panel Parts
18
17
3
16
13
14
15
2
10
12
1
11
9
8
4
19
20
5
7
6
Key
1-17
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
*
*
Part Number Qty
1185039
1
1170337
1
1185058
1
1185038
1
1185205
1
1170350
1
1178388
1
1177770
1
1177865
1
1178276
1
1178549
1
1185056
1
1183429
2
6600430
2
1178535
1
1146320
2
1175712
1
1175711
1
1178341
1
1185080
1
1185031
1
1178393
1
1185287
1
Not shown on drawing.
Description
CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY (assembled)
KNOB
POLYPANEL, CONTROL
PANEL, CONTROL W/A
GAUGE, THERMOMETER 2 IN
LIGHT, AMBER 240V SIGNAL
VALVE LEVER W/A
BUSHING, VALVE LEVER MOUNT
NUT, HEX, 5/8-18, BRASS
CAM ACTUATOR
SCREW, SET
BRACKET, ON/OFF SWITCH
INSERT, KNURLED
LOCKNUT
SWITCH, POWER
SCREW, 6-32 X 1 ROUND HD
BUZZER ASSEMBLY, 208, 220, 240V
BUZZER ASSEMBLY, 115V
TIMER, MECHANICAL
GASKET, CONTROL PANEL
VALVE ACTUATION ROD
1/8 X 1 1/4 18-8 COTTER PIN
WIRING HARNESS
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Figure 28
Burner Assemblies, Thermocouple, and Ignition Module
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
*
Part Number
Quantity*
Description
IR BURNER ASSEMBLY, NATURAL GAS
1185212
4
IR BURNER ASSEMBLY, PROPANE
1188651
4
BURNER BOX, STRATOSTEAM GAS
1185237
1
HOT SURFACE IGNITOR
1183200
1
FLAME SENSOR
1175127
1
BRACKET, BURNER HOLD DOWN
1185264
2
IGNITION MODULE
1175723
1
24V AC TRANSFORMER
1172277
1
GROUND LUG
1175547
1
6 POSITION TERMINAL BLOCK
1170335
1
FITTING, BRASS, 68C-8-8
1-3195
1
VALVE, SHUT OFF, 1/2”
7-5771
1
ELBOW, ST., BLK, 1/2” 90 DEG
1146909
1
VALVE, NAT GAS, G-CO
1175016
1
VALVE PROPANE, G-CO
1175375
1
NIPPLE .75 X 2.50” LG.
1182962
1
MANIFOLD S/A
1185258
1
GAS INLET W/A
1185273
1
Quantity of part used may depend on model (STRE-3D or SRTE-5D).
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SERVICE
Water Train Parts
See drawing on following page.
Key
1
2
3
4
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Part Number
1166800
1173218
1174620
1174933
1185285
1176384
1184260
1184261
1184262
1185149
1185150
1185275
P4119
P5552
1176385
PP-636
1185292
1187478
1183264
Qty
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
Description
UNION, STRAIGHT
FITTING, 3/8 NPT X 3/8 CC ELBOW
SPRAY NOZZLE
SOLENOID WATER VALVE (240 VAC)
SOLENOID WATER VALVE (115 VAC)
NIPPLE, CLOSE 1/8 NPT X 3/4 LONG
STRAINER, Y IN-LINE 1/8 NPT FEM.
TEE, 1/8 STREET
REDUCER, 3/8 TO 1/8 MPT
TUBE 1/4 WATER INLET
UNION, BULKHEAD COMP 1/4 X 1/4
HEAT EXCHANGE, W/A
ELBOW, BRASS
FITTING, 1/8 NPT X 1/4 CC STRAIGHT 1/4 M X 3/8 CC
FITTING, 1/8 NPT X 3/8 CC STRAIGHT
REGULATOR, FLOW
TUBE FLEX, 3/8 X 18
TUBE FLEX, 3/8 X 12
TUBE FLEX, 1/4 X 9
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Figure 29
Water-Train Parts
See parts list on
previous page.
15
14
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SERVICE
Cabinet Base Parts
See drawing on following page.
Key Part Number Qty
1 1183993
2
2 1183989
2
3 1183987
2
* 1182637
2
4 1183985
1
5 1183983
1
6 1183984
1
* 1183986
1
7 1184527
1
8 1185141
1
9 1185144
1
10 1185143
1
11 1185142
1
12 1172650
4
13 1146500
16
14 1146201
16
15 1174260
1
* 1174262
1
* Not shown on drawing.
Description
PANEL, 24" SS DOOR
LINING, 24" SS DOOR
HANDLE, CATCH DOOR
CATCH, MAGNETIC, SGS
HINGE ASSEMBLY, UPPER LEFT
HINGE ASSEMBLY, UPPER RIGHT
HINGE ASEMBLY, LOWER RIGHT
HINGE ASSEMBLY, LOWER LEFT
COVER, 24" BASE BOTTOM
BODY SIDE, CAB SS OPEN LT
PANEL, TOP CABINET
BODY BACK, 24 CABINET
BODY SIDE, RT
LEG PAD (3/4 X 10 HOLE)
1/4 LOCK WASHER
1/4 X 30 X 3/4 HEX HEAD
LEG PACKAGE (set of four legs, not including bolts, leg pads, or lock washers)
EARTHQUAKE LEGS SS (set of four)
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Figure 30
Cabinet-Base Parts
See parts list on previous page.
9
10
8
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
12
13
14
15
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STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
Notes:
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STRATOSTEAM COUNTERTOP STEAMER
StratoSteam
Countertop Steamer
Models STRG-3D
and STRG-5D
A product with the Southbend name incorporates the best in durability and low maintenance. We all recognize,
however, that replacement parts and occasional professional service may be necessary to extend the useful life of
this appliance. When service is needed, contact a Southbend Authorized Service Agency, or your dealer. To avoid
confusion, always refer to the model number, serial number, and type of your appliance.
Southbend
1100 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
www.southbendnc.com
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