MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LM15ICER OUTDOOR CLEAR ICE MACHINE CARE & USE/INSTALLATION CONTENTS Contents: Warranty registration ..........................................................2 Safety information ...............................................................3 Unpacking your appliance ..................................................3 Installing your appliance ......................................................4 Leveling the appliance ....................................................4 Cabinet clearances .........................................................5 Electrical connection ......................................................5 Installing the drain plumbing ...............................................6 Gravity drain ...................................................................6 Drain pump .....................................................................7 Installing the water supply ...................................................8 Drain System Test .................................................................9 Ice maker operation ..........................................................10 Product dimensions ..........................................................12 Using your Electronic control ............................................14 Starting your appliance ..................................................14 Turning your appliance "ON" or "OFF" ..........................15 Control lock ...................................................................15 Door ajar alarm.............................................................15 Delay start / Vacation mode .........................................15 Error codes ...................................................................16 Options menu ...............................................................16 Normal and eco mode .............................................16 Cleaning your ice machine ..............................................17 Clean reminder ............................................................17 Clean mode ...............................................................17 Care and cleaning .............................................................19 Energy saving tips ............................................................19 Obtaining service .............................................................19 Troubleshooting the ice machine .....................................20 Preparing the ice machine for storage ...........................22 Drain pump removal .........................................................25 The Lynx Story ...................................................27 2 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Warranty Registration: It is important you send in your warranty registration card immediately after taking delivery of your appliance or you can register online at: www.lynxgrills.com/support/registration The following information will be required when registering your appliance. Model Number Serial Number Date of Purchase Dealer’s name and address The service/model number and serial number can be found on the serial plate which is located inside the cabinet on the left side near the top. (See Figure 1). XXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX Figure 1 SAFETY INFORMATION AND UNPACKING YOUR APPLIANCE Important Safety Instructions Warnings and safety instructions appearing in this guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating this appliance. Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels. ! WARNING WARNING - You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow these instructions. ! CAUTION CAUTION-Hazards or unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or property / product damage. NOTE NOTE-Important information to help assure a problem free installation and operation. ! WARNING EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD Use two or more people to move product. Failure to do so can result in personal injury. Remove Interior Packaging Your appliance has been packed for shipment with all parts that could be damaged by movement securely fastened. Remove internal packing materials and any tape holding internal components in place. The owners manual is shipped inside the product in a plastic bag along with the warranty registration card, and other accessory items. Important Keep your carton and packaging until your appliance has been thoroughly inspected and found to be in good condition. If there is damage, the packaging will be needed as proof of damage in transit. Afterwards please dispose of all items responsibly. ! WARNING WARNING - Dispose of the plastic bags which can ! WARNING State of California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. ! WARNING State of California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. be a suffocation hazard. Note to Customer This merchandise was carefully packed and thoroughly inspected before leaving our plant. Responsibility for its safe delivery was assumed by the retailer upon acceptance of the shipment. Claims for loss or damage sustained in transit must be made to the retailer. NOTE DO NOT RETURN DAMAGED MERCHANDISE TO THE MANUFACTURER - FILE THE CLAIM WITH THE RETAILER. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 3 INSTALLING YOUR APPLIANCE ! CAUTION If the appliance was shipped, handled, or stored in other than an upright position for any period of time, allow the appliance to sit upright for a period of at least 24 hours before plugging in. This will assure oil returns to the compressor. Plugging the appliance in immediately may cause damage to internal parts. ! WARNING WARNING - Help Prevent Tragedies Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous - even if they sit out for "just a few hours". If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. Cabinet Clearance Ventilation is required from the bottom front of the appliance. Keep this area open and clear of any obstructions. Adjacent cabinets and counter top can be installed around the appliance as long as the front grille remains unobstructed. Overlay door models with articulated hinges are intended for built-in applications only. ! CAUTION Front Grille Do not obstruct the front grille. The openings within the front grille allow air to flow through the condenser heat exchanger. Restrictions to this air flow will result in increased energy usage, loss of cooling capacity and low ice production. For this reason it is important this area not be obstructed and the grille openings kept clean. Lynx Grills does not recommend the use of a custom made grille as air flow may be restricted. (See Figure 2). Front Grille, keep this area open. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer: • Take off the doors or remove the drawers. • Leave the shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside. Front Leveling Legs Rear Leveling Legs Figure 2 ! CAUTION Outdoor Installation Do not install in a location where the ice machine will be exposed to direct sun exposure as this may result in unsatisfactory performance. Select Location The proper location will ensure peak performance of your appliance. We recommend a location where the ice machine will be out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. To ensure your product performs to specifications, the recommended installation location temperature range is from 55 to 90°F (13 to 32°C) for built in ice machines and 55 to 100°F (13 to 38°C) for freestanding ice machines. Ice machines will not perform correctly in ambient temperatures less than 55°F (13°C). Leveling Legs Adjustable legs at the front and rear corners of the appliance should be set so the unit is firmly positioned on the floor and level from side to side and front to back. The overall height of your Lynx appliance may be adjusted higher (by turning the leveling leg out) and lower (by turning the leveling leg in). Cabinet height adjustment dimensions are shown in Table "A". To adjust the leveling legs, place the appliance on a solid surface and protect the floor beneath the legs to avoid scratching the floor. With the assistance of another person, lean the appliance back to access the front leveling legs. Raise or lower the legs to the required dimension by turning the legs. Repeat this process for the rear by tilting the appliance forward using caution. On a level surface check the appliance for levelness and adjust accordingly. The front grille screws may be loosened to raise and lower the grille to the desired height. When adjustment is complete tighten the two front grille screws. (See Figure 5). 4 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION INSTALLING YOUR APPLIANCE Model LM15ICER Minimum Height Maximum Height 33 ⁄4" (85.7 cm) 34 ⁄4" (88.3 cm) 3 3 Table A Do not remove ground prong ! WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard • Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. They can be hazardous and can degrade product performance. • This appliance should not, under any circumstances, be installed to an un-grounded electrical supply. • Do not remove the grounding prong from the power cord. (See Figure 3). • Do not use an adapter. (See Figure 4). • Do not splash or spray water from a hose on the appliance. Doing so may cause an electrical shock, which may result in severe injury or death. Electrical Connection A grounded 115 volt, 15 amp dedicated circuit is required. Figure 3 Figure 4 This product is factory equipped with a power supply cord that has a three-pronged, grounded plug. It must be plugged into a mating grounding type receptacle in accordance with the National Electrical Code and applicable local codes and ordinances (see Figure 6). If the circuit does not have a grounding type receptacle, it is the responsibility and obligation of the customer to provide the proper power supply. The third ground prong should not, under any circumstances, be cut or removed. Figure 6 NOTE Figure 5 Front grille Front grille screw Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are prone to nuisance tripping which will cause the appliance to shut down. GFCI’s are generally not used on circuits with power equipment that must run unattended for long periods of time, unless required to meet local building codes and ordinances. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 5 INSTALLING THE DRAIN PLUMBING ! CAUTION ! Failure to use an adequate drainage system, will result in surrounding water damage and/or poor ice production. ! WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Reasonable care and safe methods should be practiced. Do NOT work with energized electrical equipment in a wet area. Read and follow the installation instructions listed in this manual. Drain Plumbing Your ice machine requires drain plumbing. There are 2 variations of ice machines in regards to the installation of the drain plumbing, without a drain pump (gravity drain), and with a drain pump. CAUTION Observe and follow all local building codes when installing this ice machine and drain lines. C 11 Figure 8 ⁄16" CAUTION The gravity drain line must be routed no higher than 6" (15.2 cm) off the floor to assure proper drainage. Drain line coiled and secured to the back of the unit 6 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 11⁄4" (3.2 cm) CL Drain access in bottom of unit 4 ⁄32" (10.4 cm) 3 147⁄8" (37.8 cm) 21⁄4"(5.7 cm) 51⁄8" (13 cm) 417⁄32" (11.5 cm) 21 ⁄2" (54.6 cm) 1 Drain pipe, (not provided) Drain tubing, cut to length and install in the drain Access panel Figure 9 Figure 7 Uncoil the drain line, route to an appropriate drain and cut to the required length L (17mm) Gravity Drain (no drain pump): The ice machine is shipped with the drain line installed, coiled and secured to the back of the cabinet as shown in Figure 7. It can be uncoiled, routed to an appropriate drain and cut to length as required. Additionally there is the provision of drain routing through the cut-out in the bottom of the unit, (see the gray area in Figure 8). A drain can be installed in this gray area with the drain line cut to a short length and positioned into the drain as shown in Figure 9, or if the ice machine is to be built-in, the drain tube could be routed through a hole in the floor in this gray area to a drain below. ! Water supply inlet Sanitary trap INSTALLING THE DRAIN PLUMBING Optional Drain Pump. An optional drain pump is available if you have purchased an ice machine without one and do not have access to a gravity drain. Installation instructions are provided with the optional drain pump. Contact Lynx Grills Customer Service at 888.289.5969 or your dealer for ordering. ! Drain line coiled and secured to the back of the cabinet. Uncoil, route to an appropriate drain and cut to length. CAUTION This drain pump is designed to be installed in Lynx ice machines only and approved for use with water only. ! WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Risk of electrical shock or personal injury could occur due to moving components, if the machine compartment access cover is removed before unplugging the ice machine power cord. Drain pump vent tube. Keep this open to assure air flows freely as water enters the pump reservoir. Figure 10 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 7 INSTALLING THE WATER SUPPLY Water Supply ! CAUTION Observe and follow all local building codes when installing this appliance. This ice machine must be connected to a potable cold water supply line. delivering water pressure between a minimum of 20 psi and a maximum of 120 psi. Use 1⁄4" copper tubing for your water supply which is available at any local hardware or plumbing supply store. Route the 1 ⁄4" copper tubing to suit your installation being sure not to kink the tubing. Purchase enough copper tubing length to allow a coil to be formed behind the unit for a "service loop" which will allow the appliance to be pulled out from the installation for servicing or cleaning. (See Figure 11). Connect the copper tubing to the "top side" of a cold water pipe to prevent the ice-maker from plugging with sediment. A shutoff valve is recommended on the water supply line to ease servicing the appliance. NOTE: A SELF-PIERCING TYPE VALVE IS NOT RECOMMENDED as they are prone to clogging with sediment which will create pressure drop reducing the water supply to the unit. Connect the copper tubing water supply to the water valve inlet with a 1/4" compression nut fitting. IMPORTANT: Secure the water supply line to the back of the cabinet with the screw and strain relief clamp provided in the corner of the back panel. (See Figure 11). Make certain all connections are watertight after installation. Form the tubing so that it will not vibrate against the cabinet body or kink when your appliance is moved in and out of position. Water Supply Line Clamp and Screw Water supply service loop to shut off valve Water supply line Figure 11 Back view of ice machine Compression fitting Water valve inlet This ice machine is designed to make clear ice from the majority of water sources on a daily basis. If your results are unsatisfactory, your water may need to be filtered or treated. A water specialist can recommend proper water treatment. ! CAUTION To prevent water leaks: • The water line fitting is to be used with copper tubing only. Do not use with plastic tubing. • Do not use any thread sealers on this water line fitting. 8 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION NOTE Reverse osmosis, (RO), water, softened water, and deionized water are not recommended as they can adversely affect the quality and quantity of the ice. DRAIN SYSTEM TEST ! CAUTION Procedure for Testing Drain System (both gravity and drain pump models) Drain pump models have a safety feature that will interrupt power to the unit if a high-limit condition occurs to prevent flooding. This safety feature can be initiated by a restriction in the drain system and will continue until high-limit condition is corrected, at which time power will be restored to the unit. Power interruption can be detected when no icons are visible in the display area of the user interface (Figure 12). Once power is returned, a startup chime will sound followed by a self-test, and "OFF" should be visible in the display area. On/off Menu Delay timer ICE hours days OFF Lock DOOR 1468 CLEAN ECO Figure 12: User interface display during power interruption. Once the drain line is plumbed, perform the following: 1. Plug the ice machine into 115v power supply. 2. Place unit in the final installation location. 3. Turn the unit off via the user interface (display will indicate “OFF”). The drain pump will still be operational during off mode if the unit has one. 4. Slowly pour 3-qts of water into the ice storage bin. All water should drain completely. 5. If water drains fully and without power interruption, the drain system has been successfully tested and further installation of the ice machine can be continued. 6. If the water does not drain or a power interrupt occurs, check the following: a. There are no kinks or restrictions in the drain line. (Note: Drain line needs to be cut to the required length and any excess tubing should be removed to prevent possible restrictions). b. Your drain line is plumbed into an open drain (Figure 13). c. The vent tube on the back of the unit is open (Figure 14). Drain pump vent tube. Keep this open to assure air flows freely as water enters the pump reservoir. Air gap between end of drain line and top of water level Sanitary trap Figure 13: Example of an open drain. Figure 14: Location of vent tube. 7. After checking the above requirements, repeat step 4 and verify the water drains completely without power interruption. If problems persist call a qualified service technician and/or plumber. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 9 OPERATION OF THE ICE MACHINE The Ice Making Process Your ice machine is unique in how it forms ice with fractional freezing to form a slab of ice that is clear and has less dissolved solids than the water it is produced from. This is accomplished by running water over the cold evaporator plate (see Figure 16) which gradually freezes the water to produce the ice slab. Pure water freezes first, leaving the dissolved solids in the residual reservoir water to provide clear ice. When the ice slab reaches the correct thickness, the ice sheet is released and slides onto the grid cutter (see Figure 16). Here, the ice slab is cut into squares by the grid cutter’s heated wires (see Figure 19). The water containing the dissolved minerals is drained after each freezing cycle. Fresh water enters the machine for the next ice making cycle. Figure 16 Figure 18 Water distributor Front panel Grid Cutter Evaporator Water reservoir Circulation Pump Ice Deflector Bin Level Sensor Figure 17 10 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Reservoir drain plug OPERATION OF ICE MACHINE The ice machine will keep producing ice until the ice machine’s bin is full and will restart automatically when ice needs to be replenished in the bin. The ice bin is not refrigerated, and some melting will occur by design to preserve the ice quality and clarity. Allow your ice machine to run for 24-48 hours to accumulate ice in the ice machine’s bin. Ice Production In normal mode the ice machine will produce up to 39 pounds (17.7 kg) of clear ice in a 24-hour period when installed in a 72°F ambient with a 55°F water supply. In "ECO" mode (see page 16) the ice machine will produce up to 29 pounds (13.2 kg) of clear ice in the 24 hour period. NOTE Figure 19 The bin level sensor is located in the ice bin, it senses when the ice supply is low or full and starts or stops the ice making process accordingly. NOTE If the water supply is turned off to the ice machine be sure to set the electronic control to the “OFF” position or remove power to the unit. “Initial” ice production and ice accumulated in the storage bin will vary significantly. This is normal. During the first 24-hours of operation the unit will produce up to 39 lbs of ice at the above ambient and water temperature conditions, but when starting with an empty ice storage bin, the storage bin may only accumulate up to 18 lbs of ice. By design, the ice storage bin is maintained at a temperature slightly above freezing to allow the stored ice to slowly melt, to preserve the ice quality and clarity and assure a constant supply of fresh ice. As ice is accumulated in the bin, the ice production rate will overcome the ice melt and the storage bin will fill to capacity. New Sounds The ice machine will make sounds that are different than your household refrigerator. Because these sounds are new to you they may be of a concern but are most likely normal. The ice production process will make noises that are not typical in a refrigeration product, ice falling onto hard surfaces, water cascading across the evaporator, and valves opening and closing. Following are some of the sounds that you may hear: A buzzing sound will be heard when the water valve opens to fill the water reservoir. A rattling noise which could be water flowing through the water line. A splashing sound when water is flowing over the evaporator plate and into the water reservoir. A "thud" when the ice slab is released from the evaporator plate and slides onto the grid cutter. "Clicks" when the cubes fall into the ice storage bin. A gurgling sound which is refrigerant flowing in the ice machine. An air noise from the condenser fan. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 11 PRODUCT DIMENSIONS ROUGH-IN OPENING DIMENSIONS CABINET DIMENSIONS MODEL "A" "B" "C" "D" "E" "F" "G" "H" "J" LM15ICER 15" (38.1 cm) **34" to 35" (86.4 to 88.9 cm) 24" (61 cm) 147⁄8" (37.8 cm) 333⁄4" to 343⁄4" (85.7 to 88.3 cm) 235⁄8" (60 cm) 259⁄16" (64.9 cm) 3713⁄32" (95 cm) 1611⁄16" (42.4 cm) "A" "B" "E" Figure 20 "C" "D" Figure 20a Figure 21 12 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION If necessary to gain clearance inside the rough-in opening a hole can be cut through the adjacent cabinet and the power cord routed through this hole to a power outlet. Another way to increase the available opening depth is to recess the power outlet into the rear wall to gain the thickness of the power cord plug. Not all recessed outlet boxes will work for this application as they are too narrow, but a recessed outlet box equivalent to Arlington #DVFR1W is recommended for this application, (see Figure 21). PRODUCT DIMENSIONS ** Minimum rough-in opening required is to be larger than the adjusted height of the cabinet. PRODUCT DATA MODEL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS # PRODUCT WEIGHT LM15ICER 115V/60Hz/15A 105 lbs (47.7 kg) # A grounded 15 amp dedicated circuit is required. Follow all local building codes when installing electrical and appliance. "J" "H" "G" "D" "F" CL Water inlet "E" 11⁄4" (3.2 cm) 47⁄8" (12.4 cm) Figure 22 (S) solid door shown 211⁄2" (54.6cm) 615⁄16" (17.6 cm) CL Gravity drain CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 13 USING YOUR ELECTRONIC CONTROL On/off Menu Display area ICE Delay timer Lock DOOR 1468 CLEAN ECO hours days OFF Figure 23 User interface display Display icons: "ON/OFF" icon : used for turning the appliance on and off. "MENU" icon : used to access optional functions in the user interface. "Clock" icon : used to enter the Delay start/ vacation mode. "LOCK" icon : used to lock out functions in the user interface. Display area text: ICE Signifies the appliance is on and producing ice. ECO Signifies the appliance is in economical ice production mode. OFF DOOR CLEAN 14 Signifies the appliance is off Signifies a door ajar alarm condition. Cleaning is recommended or the appliance is in the clean mode. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Delay start/Vacation mode: hours days 1 4 6 8 Hours or days timer is set for Hours or days will be lit When lit, this signifies the delay start/vacation mode is operational. NOTE The control display is covered with a clear plastic protective film. This film may be removed by carefully lifting at a corner. Starting your clear ice machine: ICE Plug the ice machine into a 115 volt wall outlet, (see page 5 for electrical information). Your appliance is shipped from the factory in the "ICE" mode and will begin start-up of ice production after the start-up routine. Upon applying power to the unit, or after a power interruption, the Ice machine will perform a self-test, followed by a harvest cycle to clear any in-process ice production. This start-up routine, (“after power is applied to the unit”), takes approximately 13 minutes to complete before an ice production cycle starts. If the appliance does not start, confirm the wall outlet has power, and the control is in the "ICE" mode, (see Options section below). Do not start the ice machine in "ECO" mode. "ECO" mode should only be used after there is a full bin of ice. USING YOUR ELECTRONIC CONTROL Turning your ice machine On and Off: If your appliance is on, "ICE" will be displayed. To turn the appliance off, push and hold the "ON/ OFF" icon for 3-seconds. The display will show "OFF" . NOTE ICE OFF When turned off, the ice machine will complete its current ice production cycle then shut off. ICE The drain pump (if equipped) and the interior light will still be functioning during the OFF mode. To turn the appliance back on, press and hold the "ON/OFF" icon for 3-seconds, the display will show "ICE". ! WARNING Turning the ice machine "OFF" will only terminate the ice production, it does not remove power from the appliance. Always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet before servicing the unit. Control Lock: The user interface can be locked to avoid unintentional changes from things like cleaning. To lock the appliance, push and hold the "LOCK" icon for 5-seconds. The "LOCK" icon will flash 3 times, then change to steady back-lit. To unlock the user interface, press and hold the "LOCK" icon for 5-seconds, and the back-light will turn off. NOTE Door ajar alarm: If the door is open, or not closed properly for 5 minutes the "DOOR" indicator will illuminate and DOOR flash and an audible tone will sound. The audible alarm can be muted by pressing the "Lock" keypad. This alarm condition can be reset by closing the door or momentarily pressing the "ON/OFF" icon, (i.e.-if you are cleaning the storage compartment, etc.). The alarm will recur in 5 minutes if the alarm condition persists. Delay start/Vacation mode: Your ice machine is equipped with a delay start function. This feature can be used to temporarily shut the appliance off for 1, 4, 6, or 8 hours or days. Upon completion of the selected delay period, the appliance will resume operation. This is ideal for temporarily stopping ice machine noises or to save water and electricity if you are away from home but want fresh ice upon your return. To enter the delay start mode, press the "CLOCK" icon while the appliance is in "ICE" mode. This will delay the next harvest by the time displayed. Each additional press of the "CLOCK" icon will add time, from 1, 4, 6, or 8 hours, to 1, 4, 6, or 8 days. The next press after 8 days will leave delay set 1 4 6 mode. After the desired time has been selected, press the "ON/OFF" icon for 2 seconds to accept, your unit will shut off and a clock icon and your selected time will be displayed. When the selected time has elapsed, normal ice production will resume. To cancel the delayed start, press and hold the "ON/OFF" icon until the appliance enters OFF, then press and hold the "ON/OFF" icon again until the appliance enters "ICE" mode. hours days 8 OFF ICE The "LOCK" icon is the only active key in this mode. If other icons are pressed while in the lock mode the "LOCK" icon will flash 3 times, and an audible tone will sound, to remind the user the appliance is in the lock mode. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 15 USING YOUR ELECTRONIC CONTROL Error codes: The ice machine is monitored continuously. Any OPEN or SHORTED circuit condition with a temperature sensor or miscommunications between the control and user interface will initiate an ERROR CODE as listed below: Error Codes Error Displayed Code Error Description Action to Take Bin Sensor error "OFF" will flash continuously in 1 second intervals in the display. No audible alarm will sound. Failed temperature sensor. Machine operation will immediately enter an OFF state. Call service to have the temperature sensor replaced. System Sensor error "ICE" will flash continuously in the display. No audible alarm will sound. Failed condenser temperature sensor. Machine operation will continue but ice production cycle will not adapt to varying ambient conditions, so ice quality may vary. Call service to have the temperature sensor replaced. Communication error Continual flashing of all indicators on the display. Loss of communication between the main board and the user interface. Call service to have a diagnostic check. Options menu: Normal and ECO mode: Your ice machine comes with an optional "ECO" mode. This new feature allows you to tailor ice production to a conservative rate, saving approximately 25% energy and 30% water from routine operation. While in this mode ice production will slow and the appliance will use less water and electricity. "ECO" mode should only be initiated after there is a full bin of ice. To enter "ECO" mode do the following: • Press the "MENU" icon twice and the green ECO "ECO" will flash. • Press and hold the "ON/OFF" icon until the green "ECO" stops flashing and remains illuminated. • To return to the standard operating rate press the "MENU" icon twice, the ECO will turn off and the "ICE" will be flashing. Press and hold the "ON/ OFF" icon until the "ICE" stops flashing and ICE remains illuminated. 16 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE Clean reminder: A "CLEAN" reminder will occur every 6 months CLEAN to remind you that it may be time to clean your appliance. Over time mineral build up on the cold evaporator plate can occur which can adversely affect the quality of your ice. This build-up is dependent on your water source and usage. Normal ice production will continue while the "CLEAN" reminder is displayed. You may clear the "CLEAN" reminder at any time by momentarily pressing the "ON/OFF" icon. When reset, the "CLEAN" reminder will reset and not occur for another 6 months. If you choose to clean the appliance at this time, see the options menu section below. Clean mode: To ensure maximum performance and ice quality, it is recommended to clean your ice machine once every six months. This simple cleaning routine will also ensure water and energy use continues at optimum efficiency. Once you have your cleaner: Turn the ice machine off by pressing and holding the "ON/OFF" icon for 3 seconds. "OFF" will be displayed on the control. OFF Remove all ice from the ice bin (see Figure 27). Drain the water from the water reservoir by removing the black plug from the bottom of the fresh water reservoir (see Figure 28). After the water is drained, replace the plug in the bottom of the reservoir. Allow all of the ice to fall from the evaporator plate and remove any ice from the grid cutter. If there is ice embedded in the grid cutter wires, wait for it to melt and fall out. Do not try to remove ice that is embedded in the grid cutter wires as that may break the wires. (See Figures 21 and 22). ! NOTE CAUTION Forcing ice through the grid cutter will break the grid cutter wires. Homes with poor water quality or high clear ice usage might require more frequent cleaning. ! Remove all ice from the evaporator plate and grid cutter area that is not embedded in wires CAUTION To clean your ice machine you will need to purchase a "nickel safe" ice maker cleaner. Cleaner can be obtained by contacting Lynx Grills Customer Service at 888.289.5969. Figure 24 Figure 25 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 17 CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE Refer to your cleaning solution instructions to determine the proper amount of cleaning solution to add based on 2 quarts (1.9 liters) of water. Lift fascia door up to access evaporator plate (See Figure 29). Pour the cleaning solution slowly on the evaporator plate so it flows down into the fresh water reservoir. (See Figure 30). Splash shield brackets Figure 26 Splash shield Lift fascia door up to access evaporator plate Figure 29 Replace the splash shield if removed. Turn the ice machine back on by pressing and holding the "ON/OFF" icon for 3 seconds. The display will indicate "ICE" mode. Press and hold the "MENU" icon until a flashing "CLEAN" is disICE played. Press the "ON/OFF" icon until "CLEAN" stops flashing. Your ice machine will now enter the clean cycle. Remove all of the ice from the ice bin Figure 27 Figure 28 18 Remove the black reservoir drain plug from the bottom of the reservoir. Figure 28b CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION The clean and rinse cycle will take about 49 minutes. CLEAN After the clean cycle is complete the ice machine will return to the "OFF" position. OFF After the cleaning cycle is completed, verify that all build-up has been removed. If not repeat the clean cycle procedure. Evaporator plate Grid cutter Pour cleaning solution slowly onto the front edge of evaporator plate behind the grid cutter. Figure 30 CARE AND CLEANING AND ENERGY SAVING TIPS OBTAINING SERVICE Front Grille Be sure that nothing obstructs the required air flow openings in front of the cabinet. At least once or twice a year, brush or vacuum lint and dirt from the front grille area (see page 4). ! CAUTION SHOCK HAZARD: Disconnect electrical power from the appliance before cleaning with soap and water. Cabinet The painted cabinet can be washed with either a mild soap and water and thoroughly rinsed with clear water. NEVER use abrasive scouring cleaners. Cleaning Routine cleaning of the stainless steel surfaces will serve to greatly extend the life of your product by removing contaminants. This is especially important in coastal areas which can expose the stainless to sever contaminants such as halide salts (sodium chloride). It is strongly recommended to periodically inspect and thoroughly clean crevices, weld points, under gaskets, rivets, bolt heads, and any locations where small amounts of liquid could collect, become stagnant, and concentrate contaminants. Additionally, any mounting hardware that is showing signs of corrosion should be replaced. Interior Wash interior compartment with mild soap and water. Do NOT use an abrasive cleaner, solvent, polish cleaner, undiluted detergent or chlorine based cleaners. Care of Appliance 1. Avoid leaning on the door, you may bend the door hinges or tip the appliance. 2. Exercise caution when sweeping, vacuuming or mopping near the front of the appliance. Damage to the grille can occur. 3. Periodically clean the interior of the appliance as needed. 4. Periodically check and/or clean the front grille as needed. In the Event of a Power Failure If a power failure occurs, try to correct it as soon as possible. Minimize the number of door openings while the power is off so as not to adversely affect the appliance's temperature. Light assembly replacement All models use LED lamps to illuminate the interior of the appliance. This component is very reliable, but should one fail, contact the Lynx Grills Customer Service at 888.289.5969 for replacement of the LED. Energy Saving Tips The following suggestions will minimize the cost of operating your ice machine appliance. 1. Do not install your appliance next to a hot appliance, (stove, dishwasher, etc.). heating air duct, or other heat sources. 2. Install product out of direct sunlight. 3. Assure the front grille vents at front of the ice machine beneath the door are not obstructed and kept clean to allow ventilation for the refrigeration system to expel heat. 4. Plug your appliance into a dedicated power circuit. (Not shared with other appliances). 5. Minimize door openings and duration of door openings. 6. Set the control to the “off” position if accessing the interior to spot clean or remove large quantities of ice requires the door to be open for an extended period of time. 7. Use ECO mode if maximum ice production quantities are not required. 8. Use the delay start function if the ice machine will not be used for long periods of time. If Service is Required: • If the product is within the first year warranty period please contact your dealer or call Lynx Grills Customer Service at 888.289.5969 for directions on how to obtain warranty coverage in your area. • If the product is outside the first year warranty period, Lynx Grills Customer Service can provide recommendations of service centers in your area. • In all correspondence regarding service, be sure to give the service number, serial number, and proof of purchase. • Try to have information or description of nature of the problem, how long the appliance has been running, the room temperature, and any additional information that may be helpful in quickly solving the problem. • Table "C" is provided for recording pertinent information regarding your product for future reference. For Your Records Date of Purchase Dealer’s name Dealer’s Address Dealer’s City Dealer’s State Dealer’s Zip Code Appliance Serial Number Appliance Service Number Date Warranty Card Sent (Must be within 10 days of purchase). Table C CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 19 TROUBLESHOOTING THE ICE MACHINE Before You Call for Service If the appliance appears to be malfunctioning, read through this manual first. If the problem persists, check the troubleshooting guide below. Locate the problem in the guide and refer to the cause and its remedy before calling for service. The problem may be something very simple that can be solved without a service call. However, it may be required to contact your dealer or a qualified service technician. Troubleshooting guide: Ice Machine Operation Ice machine does not operate Is the ice machine’s power cord plugged in? Plug the power cord into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Is the electronic control showing the "ICE" position? Check the control to be sure it is in the "ICE" position. Is a fuse blown or a circuit breaker been tripped? Replace a blown fuse or reset a tripped circuit breaker. Is the temperature of the room cooler than it normally is? The minimum room temperature is 55°F (13°C). The bin thermistor may be sensing the room temperature and shut off before the bin is full of ice. If the room temperature remains low the ice machine may not restart. Is there a drain pump in the ice machine? The drain pump is designed to temporarily shut the unit off when large quantities of water create a high-limit condition. Wait a few minutes as the drain pump will continue to operate to dispose of the excess water. If there is still water in the ice bin check the drain pump vent line and drain line for obstructions or kinking. The ice machine is noisy Many sounds of an ice machine are different than your household refrigerator. This subject is discussed on page 11, but check the following: Do you hear water being circulated in the ice machine? This is a normal sound as water is added once every ice making cycle. Is there a “whoosing” sound? Make sure water is getting to the ice machine. Also check to make sure the drain plug is fully seated in the water reservoir. Is there an ice slab caught between the evaporator plate and the grid cutter? First check to see if the ice machine is level. If the ice machine is level run a cleaning cycle. 20 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION ! WARNING Electrocution Hazard • Never attempt to repair or perform maintenance on the appliance until the main electrical power has been disconnected. Turning the appliance control "OFF" does not remove electrical power from the unit's wiring. • Replace all parts and panels before operating. Ice Production Little or no ice production from the ice machine Is the electronic control set to the "ICE" position? Check the control to be sure it is in the "ICE" position. Is water getting to the ice machine? Make sure nothing is restricting the water supply such as a closed water valve or a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker, or a kinked supply line, or low water pressure. Has the ice machine just been started? A typical ice production cycle can take up to 11⁄2 hours. Initial start up cycles can take longer. Check the ice machine after 24 hours for ice accumulation in the bin. Is the reservoir drain plug in place? Check that the reservoir drain plug is properly seated. Is the water distributor tube restricted? Run a cleaning cycle to clean the ice machine. Also check any filters to make sure they are not restricted. Is the condenser fan air flow restricted? Make sure the grille in the front of the ice machine is open for proper air circulation. Is the room and/or water temperature to warm? Move the ice machine to an area where the ambient temperature is below 90°F (32°C) for built-in ice machines or below 100°F (38°C) for freestanding ice machines. The ice machine should not be placed next to a heat source such as an oven. Check the cold water connection. Is there scale build up in the ice machine? If there is scale build up on the evaporator, the ice machine needs to be cleaned. See “Cleaning the Ice machine”. TROUBLESHOOTING THE ICE MACHINE Ice Quality Odor, grey color, or off taste in the ice Is there mineral scale build up on the evaporator plate? The ice machine needs cleaning. See “Cleaning the Ice Machine”. Is there a high mineral content in the water? The water may need to be filtered. Are food items being stored in the ice bin? Remove food from the ice bin. Unpleasant Odors may require the use of a charcoal filter on the water supply line. Clumps of ice Are there clumps of ice in the bin? If the ice isn’t used on a regular basis it will melt and form into clumps. Break up the ice clumps with the ice scoop. Ice cubes are too big or too small Is there low ice consumption? Ice is slowly melting in the ice bin which will affect the size of the cubes. This is normal. When the ice bin needs to be replenished, cubes will return to the regular size. Is the ice slab releasing? Clean the evaporator. See “Cleaning the Ice Machine”. Is the distributor tube restricted? Check the water line to the ice machine to make sure there are no restrictions or kinks in the line. Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted. Check that the water flows evenly out of the distributor tube, if not, clean the ice machine. See “Cleaning the Ice Machine”. Plumbing Problems Is the drain hose aligned over the drain? Move the ice machine to align the drain. Is the ice machine draining properly? Check that there are no kinks or restrictions in the drain lines; this can cause water to back up in the ice bin. Check that foreign material is not blocking the ice bin drain located at the right rear corner of the ice bin. Check the drain pump discharge and vent line or any restrictions or kinks. Check that the drain pump is level. Troubleshooting the Drain Pump NOTE If the drain pump reservoir (not the ice machine bin) reaches overfill condition, the power to the ice machine will be shut off. If the ice machine is not working, check the following: • Make sure there is power at the receptacle. • Make sure the ice machine is turned on. • Make sure the ice bin is not full. Then check the drain pump: The pump does not run: • Make sure the pump is plugged in and there is power to the receptacle. • Check the inlet to the drain pump for debris and clean as needed. Remove clamps and inlet tube from drain pump to check for and remove debris. • Make certain the vent line is free of kinks/sharp bends or restrictions. • Make certain there is enough water to activate the drain pump. It will take at least one (1) quart (.95 liters) of water to activate the drain pump. The pump runs, but no water is pumped out: • Check that the vent is clear and free of restrictions. • Check the discharge line to make certain there are no restrictions. • Make sure that the discharge tubing has not exceeded the maximum lift of eight (8) feet (2.44 meters) and the horizontal run is not greater than twenty (20) feet (6.1 meters). The pump runs and then quickly turns off repeatedly: • Check to make certain the drain pump is level. • Check that the vent is clear and free of restrictions. The ice machine is running but not producing ice: • Check to make sure water is not backing up in the ice bin. NOTE If there are plumbing issues outside of the ice machine, they cannot be repaired by the service technician. A qualified plumber will have to be called. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 21 PREPARING THE ICE MACHINE FOR STORAGE If the ice machine is moved, not used for an extended period of time, or will be in an area that will be near freezing temperatures, it is necessary to remove any remaining water in the ice-making system. ! CAUTION This ice machine must have all water drained and removed to prevent ice machine damage as well as possible water damage to the surrounding area in freezing conditions. These damages are not covered under warranty. ! CAUTION Do not use any type of anti-freeze or other solution as a substitution for properly draining the ice machine. Clean the Ice Machine Cleaning the ice machine will help prevent mold and mildew growth as well as sanitize the ice machine for storage or when it is put back into service. See page 18 for instructions for cleaning the ice machine. ! WARNING Electrocution Hazard Figure 31 Back view of ice machine Water supply line Water supply fitting Water valve inlet Risk of electrical shock or personal injury could occur due to moving components, if machine compartment access cover is removed before unplugging the ice machine. Figure 31a Draining and Removing Water from the Ice-Making System with a Gravity Drain. 1. Turn off the water supply to the ice machine. 2. Disconnect the water supply fitting at the inlet of the water valve. (See Figure 31a). 3. Change the electronic control to the "CLEAN" position for approximately one (1) minute. This will energize and open the water valve and remove most of the water from the water valve and the water valve’s outlet water line to the reservoir. 4. Change the electronic control to the "OFF" position. This will energize and open the drain valve to drain the reservoir and the ice machine drain system. 5. Unplug the ice machine from the electrical outlet. 6. Remove the access cover from the rear of the ice machine. (See Figure 32). Access cover Figure 32 22 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Screw PREPARING THE ICE MACHINE FOR STORAGE 7. Disconnect the water valve’s outlet water line to the reservoir and drain the remaining water left in the water line trap area. (See Figure 33 and 33a). 8. Reconnect the water valve outlet water line. (See Figure 33 and 33a). 9. Reinstall the ice machine’s access cover. 10. Clean and dry the ice machine’s storage bin. 11. Prop the door open for air circulation to prevent mold and mildew. 12. Leave the water supply line disconnected or reconnect the supply line and leave it shut off. Do NOT turn the water on and allow water to enter back into the water valve. Draining Water for Factory Installed Drain Pump Applications Follow steps 1 through 12 for the gravity drain then do the following: 13. Install the winterization plug in the water drain hole inside the ice bin. (See Figure 34). Winterization plug Figure 33 To disconnect the water outlet line: Push up on the white collar and pull the plastic water line from the bottom of the water valve. To reconnect the water outlet line: Simply insert the plastic tubing into the white collar and push until it stops (about 1⁄2", 12 mm, of water line will enter the valve). White collar Figure 33a Plastic outlet water line Figure 34 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 23 PREPARING THE ICE MACHINE FOR STORAGE 14. Remove the top clamp from the vent tube, for easier access for the air hose. 15. Apply air pressure (approximately 10 psi) to the end of the vent tube which will purge the remainder of the water from the drain pump and the drain line. (See Figure 35). 16. Reinstall the vent tube and clamp to the back of the ice machine and remove the winterization plug from the ice bin and save it for future use. Vent tube Figure 35 Remove clamp screw Drain line To Restart the Ice Machine 1. Reconnect or turn on the water supply line. 2. Reconnect drain tubing if removed. 3. Plug in the power cord to a wall outlet and turn the ice machine on, (refer to page 16 for turning the ice machine on and off). 4. Check the water inlet, drain lines, and fittings for any water leaks. 5. Check drain pump (if equipped) operation by pouring approximately two (2) quarts of water into the ice storage bin. The drain pump should activate and discharge water (refer to Drain Pump on page 6). Check for water leaks at all hose connections. Drain Pump Removal Instructions: 1. Unplug the ice machine from the electrical supply and remove the rear access cover from the ice machine. (See page 26 for instructions). 2. Remove the front panel and the toe grille from the front of the ice machine. See Figures 37 and 37a. 3. Remove the front and rear drain pump brackets. See Figures 38, 38a and 39. 4. Unscrew the 3 hose clamps and remove the 3 hoses from the front of the drain pump. (See Figure 36). 5. Unscrew the leveling leg in the back corner until the end of the threaded portion is flush with the threaded nut insert in the base. (see Figure 36). Remove these 3 hose clamps, then remove the 3 tubes from the drain pump Unscrew the leveling leg so the end of the threads is flush with the top of the nut insert. 24 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Figure 36 Drain pump ground wire connection DRAIN PUMP REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS Front panel Front panel Figure 37 Toe grille Front of ice machine Figure 37a Toe grille Remove the hex nut on front drain pump bracket with the 3⁄8" socket then remove the bracket. Figure 38 #10-24 hex nut Front drain pump bracket ine r ea R of ice ch ma Figure 39 carriage bolt Figure 38a #10-24 hex nut Rear drain pump bracket carriage bolt Remove the hex nut on rear drain pump bracket with the 3⁄8" socket then remove the bracket. CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 25 DRAIN PUMP REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS 6. Rotate the drain pump and remove from the ice machine, (See Figure 40). It may be necessary to disconnect the ground wire connection in the back flange of the cabinet. (See Figure 36). 7. Disconnect the ice machine power cord from the drain pump (See Figure 41). 8. Drain the water in the drain pump’s reservoir by turning the pump upside down and allowing water to drain through the pump’s inlet and vent tube fittings. 9. Installation of drain pump is reverse of this procedure. Figure 40 Rotate drain pump and remove from back of ice machine. Ice machine power cord Figure 41 26 CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION Additional issues to be inspected by the installer upon service replacement: 1. The drain pump must be level. 2. No pinched water lines. 3. No interference with electrical cords or wiring. 4. The drain pump should not set on any obstacles, wiring, etc. 5. Secure all hose clamps leading to and from the drain pump. 6. Insure that the vent tube height is adequate - 18 inches minimum. 7. Insure that drain height is adequate - maximum of 8 feet. 8. Insure that drain length is adequate - maximum of 20 feet. 9. Checked for water leaks after installation of the drain pump. 10. Check for vibrations caused by improper installation. 11. Insure that there is no interference with back access cover. 12. Insure that the hole grommets are in place at each location so that any vent or drain tubes do not rub on any sharp surfaces. THE LYNX STORY Lynx began with a vision. A small group of manufacturing engineers with over a century of collective experience had a dream. They dared to take their extensive commercial manufacturing know-how and create a line of outdoor cooking products that offer commercial elegance and performance to the consumer market. Lynx has taken the quality, workmanship, service and innovation of the commercial market and incorporated it into the Lynx Professional Grills line of consumer and commercial products. The combination of creative design, superior materials and exceptional craftsmanship elevates Lynx products to a class of their own. Lynx original commercial products are used every day in restaurants, hotels and theme parks across the USA: Lynx Satisfied Customers • TGI Fridays • Applebee’s • Houston’s • Red Lobster • Hard Rock Café • Wolfgang Puck’s • Cheesecake Factory • Red Robin • Planet Hollywood • Hilton • Hyatt • Four Seasons Marriott Le Meridian • Sheraton • Conrad International • Bellagio • New York New York • MGM Grand • Treasure Island • Mirage • Paris • Venetian • Excalibur • Mandalay Bay • Riviera • Desert Inn • Hard Rock Hotel • Disney World CARE AND USE/INSTALLATION 27 LYNX LIMITED WARRANTY * I. Limited One-Year Warranty Lynx warrants that it will supply all necessary parts and labor to repair or replace any component which proves to be defective in material and workmanship, subject to condition and exclusions stated below, for a period of one year from the date of purchase by the end user. II. Limited Five-Year Warranty During years 2-5, Lynx will supply replacement parts for the hermetically sealed refrigeration system which consists of the compressor, condenser, drier, accumulator, bypass valve, connecting tubing and the evaporator that are proven to be defective due to workmanship or materials subject to the conditions and exclusions below.This warranty is limited to the replacement of the defective parts, with the owner paying a processing fee and all other costs including labor. V. Limitations & Exclusions 1) This Warranty shall apply to products purchased and located in the United States and Canada. Products must be purchased in the country where service is requested. 4) Warranty does not apply to products installed in any commercial or non-residential application. Examples of excluded applications include, but are not limited to day care centers, schools, bed and breakfast centers, churches, private clubs, fire stations, club houses, common areas in multi-family dwellings, restaurants, hotels, nursing homes, food service locations and institutional food service locations. *Contact Lynx for Common Area Warranty. 5) To correct normal adjustments or settings, due to improper installation. 6) Shipping and handling costs, export duties, installation, removal, or re-installation cost (RMA excluded). 7) Display models are sold “as is”. If you have purchased a display model, please be advised that it is sold “as is” and that it is subject to the following warranty exclusions: any exterior or cosmetic damage is nonwarrantable; any missing components will be replaced at consumers expense; major handling damage to manifold, valve and ignition system will be serviced at consumer’s expense; all other warranties will remain in effect. 2) Warranty applies only to the original purchaser and may not be transferred. 8) The cost of a service call to diagnose complaint. 3) Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied and all other obligations or liabilities related to the sale or use of Lynx products. 10) The original bill of sale, deliver date or serial number cannot be verified. 4) Warranty shall not apply and Lynx is not responsible for damage resulting from misuse, abuse, failure to provide reasonable and necessary required maintenance, natural disaster, animals, alteration of or tampering with the appliance, accident, hostile environment, improper installation or operation, or an installation not in accordance with the instructions contained in this manual, or the local codes. 5) Lynx shall not be liable for incidental, consequential, special or contingent damages resulting from its breach of this written warranty or any implied warranty. 6) Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusions of or limitations on consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. 7) No one has the authority to add to or vary Lynx’s warranty, or to create for Lynx any other obligation or liability in connection with the sale or use of its products. 8) Limited to the replacement of defective parts with the owner paying all other costs including labor. VI. What is not covered: Lynx shall not be responsible for and shall not pay for the following 1) Installation or start-up, damages or problems caused by improper installation or use; 2) Service by an unauthorized service provider; 3) Damage or repair due to service by an unauthorized service provider or use of unauthorized parts; 9) Modification to Lynx product will void related warranties. 11) Defective parts ar not returned for inspection if so requested by Lynx. 12) The refrigeration equipment is not in the possession of the original end use purchaser. 13) Any content loss due to product failure. The best outdoor kitchen products come from: Lynx Grills, Inc. 7300 Flores Street Downey, CA 90242 Service: (888)-289-5969 Fax: (562) 299-6789 www.lynxgrills.com 41014991-EN Rev A 3/7/18 All specifications and product designs subject to change without notice. Such revisions do not entitle the buyer to corresponding changes, improvements, additions, replacements or compensation for previously purchased products.
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