Ice-O-Matic GEM-MFI Installation guide

Ice-O-Matic GEM-MFI Installation guide
Installation, Start-up and Maintenance Manual
GEM-MFI Series
60 hz.
Ice-O-Matic
11100 East 45th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80239
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Part
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Date
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GEM-MFI SERIES
Introduction
How To Use This Manual
Ice-O-Matic provides this manual as an aid to the end user and service technician in installation and
maintenance of the GEM-MFI Series ice machines. Do not attempt to perform installation, start-up or
maintenance unless you have read and fully understand this manual.
If, at any time, you encounter conditions that are not addressed in this manual, call, E-mail or write the
Ice-O-Matic Service Department:
Ice-O-Matic
11100 E. 45th Ave.
Denver, Co. 80239
Attn: Technical Service Department
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone Numbers
Any Service communication must include:
800-423-3367 All Departments
• Model Number
888-349-4423 Technical Assistance Only
• Serial number
303-371-3737
• A detailed explanation of the problem
Keep this manual for future reference.
The GEM and MFI Series Service Parts Manuals are available separately.
Ice-O-Matic icemakers and dispensers are not approved for outdoor installation.
WARNING: Always disconnect electrical power and shut off water supply whenever maintenance or
repairs are performed on the ice machine and related equipment.
CAUTION: Always wear protective eyewear whenever maintenance or repairs are performed on the ice
machine and related equipment
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Table Of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents........................................................................................................................
Freight Claim Procedure ..............................................................................................................
Warranty ......................................................................................................................................
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Page ii
Page iii
Page iv
For The Installer (Guidelines) ......................................................................................................
For The Installer (Applications) ....................................................................................................
For The Installer (Location)..........................................................................................................
Remote Condenser......................................................................................................................
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Page 6
Page 7
For The Plumber ..........................................................................................................................
For The Electrician.......................................................................................................................
For The Installer (Completed Remote Installation) ......................................................................
For The Installer (Check List) ......................................................................................................
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Start Up........................................................................................................................................
Sanitizing and Cleaning ...............................................................................................................
Service History.............................................................................................................................
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Freight Claim Procedure
Important!
Inspect Promptly
This merchandise has been carefully inspected and packed in accordance with the carrier’s packing
specifications. Responsibility for safe delivery has been assumed by the carrier. If loss or damage occurs, you
as the consignee must file a claim with the carrier and hold the container for carrier’s inspection.
Visible Loss or Damage
Any external evidence of loss or damage must be fully described and noted on your freight bill or express
receipt and signed by the carrier’s agent. Claim should be filed on a form available from the carrier.
Concealed Loss or Damage
If loss or damage does not appear until merchandise has been unpacked, make a written request for
inspection by the carrier within 15 days of the delivery date. Then file a claim on a form from the carrier.
File Claim Without Delay Do Not Return Damaged Merchandise to Ice-O-Matic
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Warranty
Ice-O-Matic
Parts and Labor
Domestic & International Limited Warranty
Mile High Equipment LLC (the “Company”) warrants Ice-O-Matic brand ice machines, ice dispensers, remote condensers, water filters, and ice storage
bins to the end customer against defects in material and factory workmanship for the following:
• Cube ice machines,”GEM” model compressed ice machines
,” MFI” model flake ice machines and remote condensers. Thirty-six (36) months parts and labor
• “EF” and “EMF” model flake ice machines - Twenty-four (24)
months parts and labor
• CD model dispensers - Thirty-six (36) months parts and
labor
•
Ice storage bins -Twenty-four (24) month parts and labor
•
IOD model dispensers - Twenty-four (24) months parts, Twelve (12) months
labor
Water filter systems - Twelve (12) months parts and labor (not including filter
cartridges)
•
An additional twenty-four (24) month warranty on parts (excluding labor) will be extended to all cube ice machine evaporator plates and compressors,
“GEM” model compressed ice machine compressors, and “MFI” model flake ice machine compressors from the date of original installation. An additional
thirty-six (36) month warranty on parts (excluding labor) will be extended to all “EF” and “EMF” model flake ice machine compressors from the date of
original installation. The company will replace EXW (Incoterms 2000) the Company plant or, EXW (Incoterms 2000) the Company-authorized distributor,
without cost to the Customer, that part of any such machine that becomes defective. In the event that the Warranty Registration Card indicating the
installation date has not been returned to Ice-O-Matic, the warranty period will begin on the date of shipment from the Company. Irrespective of the
actual installation date, the product will be warranted for a maximum of seventy-two (72) months from date of shipment from the Company.
ICE-model cube ice machines which are registered in the Water Filter Extended Warranty Program will receive a total of eighty-four (84) months parts
and labor coverage on the evaporator plate from the date of original installation. Water filters must be installed at the time of installation and registered
with the Company at that time. Water filter cartridges must be changed every six (6) months and that change reported to the Company to maintain the
extended evaporator warranty.
No replacement will be made for any part or assembly which (I) has been subject to an alteration or accident; (II) was used in any way which, in the
Company’s opinion, adversely affects the machine’s performance; (III) is from a machine on which the serial number has been altered or removed; or,
(IV) uses any replacement part not authorized by the Company. This warranty does not apply to destruction or damage caused by unauthorized service,
using other than Ice-O-Matic authorized replacements, risks of transportation, damage resulting from adverse environmental or water conditions,
accidents, misuse, abuse, improper drainage, interruption in the electrical or water supply, charges related to the replacement of non-defective parts or
components, damage by fire, flood, or acts of God.
This warranty is valid only when installation, service, and preventive maintenance are performed by a Company-authorized distributor, a Companyauthorized service agency, or a Company Regional Manager. The Company reserves the right to refuse claims made for ice machines or bins used in
more than one location. This Limited Warranty does not cover ice bills, normal maintenance, after-install adjustments, and cleaning.
Limitation of Warranty
This warranty is valid only for products produced and shipped from the Company after January, 2007. A product produced or installed before
that date shall be covered by the Limited Warranty in effect at the date of its shipment. The liability of the Company for breach of this
warranty shall, in any case, be limited to the cost of a new part to replace any part, which proves to be defective. The Company makes no
representations or warranties of any character as to accessories or auxiliary equipment not manufactured by the Company. REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CUSTOMER. MILE HIGH EQUIPMENT SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS
PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LENGTH OF THIS WARRANTY.
Filing a Claim
All claims for reimbursement must be received at the factory within 90 days from date of service to be eligible for credit. All claims outside this
time period will be void. The model, the serial number and, if necessary, proof of installation, must be included in the claim. Claims for labor to
replace defective parts must be included with the part claim to receive consideration. Payment on claims for labor will be limited to the published labor
time allowance hours in effect at the time of repair. The Company may elect to require the return of components to validate a claim. Any defective part
returned must be shipped to the Company or the Company-authorized distributor, transportation charges pre-paid, and properly sealed and tagged. The
Company does not assume any responsibility for any expenses incurred in the field incidental to the repair of equipment covered by this warranty. The
decision of the Company with respect to repair or replacement of a part shall be final. No person is authorized to give any other warranties or to assume
any other liability on the Company’s behalf unless done in writing by an officer of the Company.
GOVERNING LAW
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the state of Delaware, U.S.A., excluding their conflicts of law principles. The United Nations
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby excluded in its entirety from application to this Limited Warranty.
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Mile High Equipment LLC, 11100 East 45 Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80239 (303) 371-3737
January 2007
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For the Installer
Installation Guidelines:
For proper operation of the Ice-O-Matic ice machine, the following installation guidelines must be followed.
Failure to do so may result in loss of production capacity, premature part failures, and may void all warranties.
Ambient Operating Air Temperatures: (Not including remote condenser)
Minimum Operating Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Maximum Operating Temperature 100°F (38°C)
Note: Ice-O-Matic ice makers and dispensers are not approved for outdoor installation.
Incoming Water Supply
Minimum incoming water temperature: 40°F (4.5°C)
Maximum incoming water temperature: 100°F (38°C)
Minimum incoming water pressure: 20 psi (1.4 bar)
Maximum incoming water pressure: 80 psi (4.1 bar)
Note: If water pressure exceeds 80 psi a water pressure regulator must be installed.
Drains
All drain lines must be installed per local codes. Flexible tubing is not recommended. Route bin drain, vented
float overflow drain and water condenser drain individually to a floor drain. The use of condensate pumps for
draining water is not recommended by Ice-O-Matic. Ice-O-Matic assumes no responsibility for improperly
installed equipment.
Water Filtration
A water filter system should be installed with the ice machine.
Clearance Requirements
Self-contained air cooled ice machines must have a minimum of 6 inches (15cm) of clearance at the rear and
sides of the ice machine for proper air circulation.
Stacking
Ice-O-Matic GEM-MFI Series ice machines are not designed to be stacked.
Dispenser Application
The GEM ice machine is approved for specific dispenser applications, reference page 4.
The MFI Series is not approved for dispenser applications.
Electrical Specifications
Refer to the serial plate at the rear of the ice machine to make sure proper voltage and circuit breaker size
have been supplied. Make sure the machine is on a dedicated circuit. The GEM-MFI Series are not supplied
with an electrical power cord and will need to be installed and wired per local electrical codes.
Adjustments
Level the machine within 1/8 inch in all directions. Adjust the cabinet or bin legs as required.
Check the bin control for proper operation.
Check the water level in the reservoir for proper adjustment.
Check the water regulating valve adjustment if water cooled.
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For The Installer
Air and Water Cooled
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For The Installer
Remote
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For the Installer
Bin Application
The GEM-MFI Series is designed to fit the following Ice-O-Matic Bins
●B42, using Bin Top KBT 24
●B25, B40 or B55 using Bin Top KBT 19.
●B100 and B120 using Bin Top KBT 23 (one unit) or KBT 22 (two units).
● B150 and B170-Not designed for GEM-MFI Series.
Dispenser Application
The GEM Series can be placed on and used with certain ice and beverage dispensers. Kits are required for
proper operation. The MFI Series is not approved for dispenser application.
Dispenser
ICE-O-Matic IOD150
GEM0450
KBT15022, KGEMDIV
GEM0650
KBT15022, KGEMDIV
GEM0956
KBT15022, KGEMDIV
ICE-O-Matic IOD200 or
IOD250
Cornelius ED or DF150
KBT25022+ KGEMDIV+
KGEMBIOD
KBT15022+R629088514*
KBT25022+ KGEMDIV+
KGEMBIOD
KBT15022+R629088514*
KBT25022+ KGEMDIV+
KGEMBIOD
KBT15022+R629088514*
Cornelius ED or DF200
KBT25022+KGEM200
KBT25022+KGEM200
KBT25022+ KGEM200
Cornelius ED or DF250
Cornelius ED300
KBT25022+ KGEM250
KGEM300+629087966*
KBT25022+KGEM250
KGEM300+629087966*
KBT25022+KGEM250
KGEM300+629087966*
Cornelius Flavor Fusion 255
KDIL-N-CFF and Cornelius
adapter 62988681 (Black)
KDIL-N-L and Lancer Part
Number 82-3491
KDIL-N-CFF and Cornelius
adapter 62988681 (Black
KDIL-N-L and Lancer Part
Number 82-3491
KDIL-N-CFF and Cornelius
adapter 62988681 (Black)
KDIL-N-L and Lancer Part
Number 82-3491
Lancer (Must have N in part
number) 30 inch 4500 model
* Cornelius Part Number
All the dispensers have automatic agitation to keep the ice from clumping. If agitation is too frequent, the Pearl
Ice will be damaged and will become difficult to dispense. The Ice-O-Matic and Cornelius dispensers need to be
set to 2 seconds on every 3 hours and the Lancer needs to be set to 4 seconds on, 150 seconds off.
The Ice-O-Matic and most Cornelius dispensers also have a restrictor plate at the outlet of the hopper. When
used, that plate should be adjusted to be 1.5 inch open to limit the speed of the Pearl Ice flows out during
dispensing.
Ice Machine Specifications
Model
Number
WxDxH
(Inches)
Basic
Electrical
Condenser
Minimum Circuit
Ampacity
Maximum
Fuse Size
Refrigerant Charge oz.
R404
GEM0450A2
GEM0450W2
GEM0650A2
GEM0650W2
GEM0650R2
GEM0956A2
GEM0956W2
GEM0956R2
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
208-230/60/1
208-230/60/1
208-230/60/1
Air
Water
Air
Water
Remote
Air
Water
Remote
16.00
14.35
21.00
19.50
23.50
11.80
11.20
15.30
20
20
30
30
30
15
15
20
22
18
24
19
208
30
22
208
MFI0500A2
MFI0500W2
MFI0800A2
MFI0800W2
MFI0800R2
MFI1256A2
MFI1256W2
MFI1256R2
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
21x24x27
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
115/60/1
208-230/60/1
208-230/60/1
208-230/60/1
Air
Water
Air
Water
Remote
Air
Water
Remote
16.00
14.35
21.00
19.50
23.50
11.80
11.20
15.30
20
20
30
30
30
15
15
20
22
18
24
19
208
30
22
208
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For the Installer
Location:
Ice-O-Matic ice machines are designed to be installed indoors in a controlled environment. Install the ice
machine in a location where it has enough space around it to be accessible for service. A minimum of 6 inches
must be allowed at the back for air circulation on air cooled models. Try to avoid hot, dirty and crowded
locations. Be sure that the location of the machine is within the environmental limitations.
Storage Bin:
Remove the bin packaging. Tip the storage bin on its back, using parts of the packaging to protect the exterior
finish. Remove the skid and install the legs into the threaded holes in the bottom of the bin. Turn the leg
levelers all the way in preparation for leveling later. Return the bin to the upright position.
Note: Do not push the bin into position, but lift it there. Pushing a bin, especially one with ice in it, can cause
damage to the bin legs and mounts.
Install the appropriate bin top according to the instructions provided with the bin top.
Ice machine:
The ice machine is heavy, so the use of a mechanical lift is recommended for lifting the machine high enough
to install on top of the bin. After the unit is placed on the bin, line it up so it is even with the back side. Secure
the ice machine to the bin with the hardware provided with the ice machine. Remove the front panel and
remove any shipping blocks or packaging material.
Proper functioning of the bin door requires the bin door, when it is opened, to be in a stable position. If the ice
machine is too far forward on the bin, the opened door may not be stable, resulting in an unexpected closing of
the bin door.
If the ice machine is to be mounted on a bin or dispenser other than an Ice-O-Matic, refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for machine mounting. Ice-O-Matic will not be responsible for damage or injury that results from
unexpected closing of the bin door as a result of the ice machine being too far forward on the bin.
Water Limitations:
An ice machine is a food manufacturing plant: it takes a raw material, water and transforms it into a food
product, ice. The purity of the water is very important in obtaining pure ice and maximizing product life. This
section is not intended as a complete resource for water related questions, but it does offer these general
recommendations:
●Check with a water treatment specialist for a water test and recommendations regarding water filters and
treatment.
●In most cases, the water used to make ice should be filtered or treated, depending upon the water.
There is no one type of water filter that is effective in all situations. That is why a water test in important.
RO Water Limitations:
Water conductivity must be no less that 35 microSiemens/cm.
Notice:
Ice-O-Matic ice machines are designed and manufactured with the highest regard for safety and performance
and meet or exceed the standards of UL, NSF and CUL.
Ice-O-Matic assumes no liability or responsibility of any kind for products manufactured by Ice-O-Matic that
have been altered in any way, including the use of any part and/or other components not specifically approved
by Ice-O-Matic.
Ice-O-Matic reserves the right to make design changes and/or improvements at anytime. Specifications and
design are subject to change without notice.
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For the Installer
Allow 6 “Clearance for Air Circulation
Allow 6 “Clearance for Air Circulation
A proper installation locates the
ice machine indoors, but in a
place where the heat and noise it
produces are not objectionable.
Two Units on One Bin
Air cooled machines discharge
hot air out the back and must
have a minimum of 6 inches of
clearance behind the ice
machine.
Space for maintenance access is
also important. If two units are
placed side by side on a bin, side
access becomes even more
important.
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GRC Dimensions (Inches)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
GEM/MFI Model Number
Line Sets
RT325404
RT340404
Remote Condenser
GRC1001
33.36
10.75
23.81
2.04
6.12
16.73
11.65
19.57
GEM0650R
25 Foot Precharged Line Set
40 Foot Precharged Line Set
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GRC1061
33.36
10.75
23.81
2.04
6.12
16.73
11.65
19.57
GEM0956R
GRC1061
33.36
10.75
23.81
2.04
6.12
16.73
11.65
19.57
MFI1256R
GEM-MFI SERIES
Remote Condenser Location
Use the following for planning the placement of the remote condenser relative to the ice machine.
Location Limits: Remote condenser location must not exceed ANY of the following:
● Maximum rise from the ice machine to the remote condenser is 35 physical feet.
● Maximum drop from the ice machine to the remote condenser is 15 physical feet.
● Physical line set maximum length is 100 feet.
● Calculated line set length maximum is 150 feet.
Calculation Formula
● Drop = dd x 6.6 (dd= distance in feet)
● Rise = rd x 1.7 (rd = distance in feet)
● Horizonal Run = hd x 1 (hd = distance in feet)
● Calculation: Drop(s) + Rise(s) + Horizontal Run = dd+rd+hd=Calculated Line Length
Configurations that do NOT meet these requirements must receive written authorization from
Ice-O-Matic. This includes multipass or rack system remote condensers.
Do NOT:
● Route a line set that rises, then falls, then rises.
● Route a line set that falls, then rises, then falls.
Calculation Example 1:
The remote condenser is to be located 5 feet below the ice machine and then 20 feet away horizontally.
(5 feet x 6.6=33 feet) + (20 feet) = 53 feet. This location would be acceptable.
Calculation Example 2:
The remote condenser is to be located 35 feet above the ice machine and then 100 feet away horizontally.
(35 feet x 1.7=59.5 feet) + (100 feet) = 159.5 feet. 159.5 feet is greater than the 150 maximum is NOT
acceptable.
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For the Installer
Remote Condenser Location:
Limited to a 25 foot or a 40 foot length of precharged refrigerant tubing connecting the ice machine to the
remote condenser. The remote condenser must be above or level with the ice machine. Select the best
available location, protecting the remote condenser from extremes of dirt, dust and sun. Meet all applicable
building codes. Usually the services of a licensed electrician are required.
Roof Attachment:
1. Install and attach the remote condenser to the roof of the building, using the methods and practices of
construction that conform to the local building codes, including having a roofing contractor secure the
remote condenser to the roof.
2. Have an electrician connect the remote condenser fan motor to the ice machine, using the junction box at
the back of the ice machine.
Precharged Line Set Routing
CAUTION: Do not connect the precharged
tubing until all routing and forming of the
tubing is complete. See the coupling
instructions for connecting information.
1. Each set of preharged tubing refrigerant lines
consists of a 3/8 diameter liquid line and a 1/2
inch diameter discharge line. Both ends of
each line have quick connect couplings, one
end has a Schrader valve connection, that end
goes to the condenser.
Note: The openings in the building ceiling or
wall, listed in the next step, are the minimum
sizes recommended for passing the refrigerant
lines through.
2. Have the roofing contractor cut a minimum
hole for the refrigerant lines of 1.750 inch.
Check local codes, a separate hole may be
required for the electrical power to the
condenser.
CAUTION: DO NOT KINK OR CRIMP
REFRIGERANT TUBING WHEN
INSTALLING IT.
3. Route the refrigerant lines through the roof
opening. Follow straight line routing whenever
possible. Any excess tubing MUST remain
within the building.
4. Spiral the excess length of precharged tubing
inside the building. Use a horizontal spiral
(does not need to be as tight as illustrated) to
avoid any traps in the lines.
5. Have the roofing contractor seal the holes in
the roof per local codes.
CAUTION: The couplings on the sets of
precharged lines are self sealing when
installed properly. Carefully follow the
instructions:
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For the Installer
Typical Installation
REMOTE CONDENSER
ICE MACHINE
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For the Installer
Coupling Instructions:
Initial Connections:
1. Remove the protector caps and plugs. Wipe the seats and threaded surfaces with a clean cloth to be
certain that no foreign matter remains on them.
2. Lubricate the inside of the couplings, especially the O-Rings with refrigerant oil.
3. Position the fittings on the correct connections on the remote condenser
and ice machine.
●The 1/2 inch discharge line (Schrader valve end) goes to the remote
condenser fitting marked “Discharge Line”
●The 3/8 inch liquid line (Schrader valve end) goes to the remote
condenser fitting marked “Liquid Line”.
●The 1/2 inch discharge line goes to the ice machine fitting marked
“Discharge Line”.
●The 3/8 inch liquid line goes to the ice machine fitting marked “Liquid
Line”.
Final Connections:
4a. Begin by tightening the couplings together by hand. Continue to turn the swivel nuts by hand until it is
certain that the threads are properly engaged.
4b. Using two wrenches, one to rotate the swivel nut and one to hold the tubing, tighten each coupling.
It is CRITICAL that ONLY the NUT on the precharged tube be turned or
the diaphragms will be torn loose by the piercing knives and be loose in
the refrigeration system causing severe operational problems.
Note: As the coupling is tightened, the diaphragms in the quick connect
couplings will begin to be pierced. As that happens, there will be
increased resistance to tightening the swivel nut.
4c. Continue tightening the swivel until it bottoms out or a very definite
increase in resistance is felt (no threads should be showing). Do NOT
over tighten.
5. Using a marker or pen, mark a line lengthwise from the coupling union nut
to the bulkhead. Then tighten the coupling and additional 1/4 turn. As
the nut turns, the line will show when the 1/4 turn is made.
6. After all connections are made, and after the king valve has been opened
(do not open at this time) check the couplings for leaks.
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For the Plumber
Water Inlet:
●Air Cooled Models: The recommended water supply is clean, cold water. Use 3/8 inch O.D. copper tubing,
connect to the 3/8 inch FPT at the back of the cabinet. Install a hand valve near the machine to control the
water supply.
●Water Cooled Models: A separate 3/8 inch O.D. copper line is recommended, with a separate hand valve to
control it. Connect to the 3/8 inch FPT condenser inlet at the back of the cabinet. The water pressure to all
lines must always be above 20 psig, and below 80 psig.
●Water Treatment: In most areas, a water filter of some type will be useful. In areas where the water is
highly concentrated with minerals, the water should be tested by a water treatment specialist, and the
recommendations of the specialist regarding filtration and/or treatment should be followed.
Drains:
●Air Cooled Models: Connect a rigid drain tube to the ¾ FPT drain fitting at the back of the cabinet. The
drain is a gravity type, and a ¼ inch per foot fall is the minimum acceptable pitch for the drain. There should
be a vent at the highest point of the drain line, and the ideal drain receptacle would be a trapped and vented
floor drain. Use only ¾ inch rigid tubing.
●Water Cooled Models: Connect a separate drain line to the ½ inch condenser drain connection at the back
of the cabinet. Do not vent this drain.
●Storage Bin: Connect a separate gravity type drain line to the ice storage bin drain. Vent this drain if there is
a long horizontal run from the bin to the floor drain. Insulation of this drain line is recommended.
WATER COOLED MODELS
AIR COOLED MODELS
Condenser Inlet
Water Filter
Water Filter
Vented Drain
Vented Drain
Hand Valve
Hand Valve
Condenser Drain
Water In
Vented Drain
Vented Drain
Condenser Inlet
Water Inlet
Water In
Condenser Drain
Bin Drain
Bin Drain
Floor Drain
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For the Plumber
Water Inlet:
●Remote Cooled Models:
The recommended water supply is cold water. Use 3/8 inch O.D. copper tubing, connect to the 3/8 FPT on the
back of the cabinet. Install a hand valve near the machine to control the water supply.
Drains:
●Remote Cooled Models:
There is one 3/4 inch FPT drain at the back of the cabinet; the drain line is of the gravity type, and 1/4 inch per
foot fall is an acceptable pitch for the drain tubing. There should be a vent at the highest point of the drain line,
and the ideal drain receptacle would be a trapped and vented floor drain. Use only ¾ inch rigid tubing.
Storage Bin:
Install a separate gravity type drain. Insulation of this drain line is recommended.
Water Inlet 3/8 FPT
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For the Electrician
Electrical Connections:
Check the ice machine nameplate (located on the back panel) for the voltage requirements, and minimum
circuit ampacity. The ice machine requires a solid chassis to earth ground.
Connect the ice machine to its own electrical circuit so it is individually fused. Voltage variation must remain
within the limitations, even under starting conditions.
Note: All external wiring must conform to national, state and local electrical codes.
The use of a licensed electrician is required to perform the electrical installation.
Power
Supply
Water Cooled Models
Electrical Inlet
Air Cooled Models
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For the Electrician
INSTALLATION MUST CONFORM TO ALL APPLICABLE CODES.
Connect the electrical power to the unit to the wires in the junction box at the rear of the machine. Check the
nameplate (located on the back panel) for the voltage requirements, and for the minimum circuit ampacity.
The machine requires a solid chassis to earth ground wire.
Connect the ice machine to its own electrical circuit so it is individually fused. Voltage variation must remain
within design limitations, even under starting conditions.
There is a separate junction box for the remote condenser fan motor. Install an interconnecting wire between
the remote condenser and the junction box at the back of the ice machine.
The remote condenser must be wired to the ice machine in accordance with local and national electrical codes
with a minimum of 18 AWG. wire with a ground bonding wire connected to the ground screw provided in both
the condenser and machine field wiring boxes. All outdoor wiring must be in rainproof conduit.
All external wiring must conform to national, state and local electrical codes. The use of a licensed
electrician is required to perform the electrical installation.
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For the Installer
Completed Installation-Remote Condenser
A typical installation should generally
appear as illustrated below. The
best place for the remote condenser
is above the ice machine, although
other locations are permissible.
Roof Cut-A-Way
Remote Line Set
Ice Machine
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For the Installer
Final Check List: Air and Water Cooled
_______1. Is the ice machine installed indoors in a location where the air and water temperatures are
controlled and where they do not exceed the design limitations?
_____2. Is there an electrical service disconnect within sight of the installed machine?
_____3. Has the voltage been checked and compared to the nameplate requirements?
_____4. Have all the plumbing connections been made and checked for leaks?
_____5. Is the ice machine and storage bin level?
_____6. Is there a minimum of 6 inches of clearance at the back of the machine for proper service
access and air circulation?
_____7. Is the water pressure a minimum of 20 psig?
_____8. Has the ice machine been secured to the bin?
_____9. Is there clearance over the top of the ice machine for service access?
____10. Is there a water shut off valve installed near the ice machine?
Insure the machine is level
Note: Fasten the ice machine
to the bin with the hardware
supplied with the ice machine
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For the Installer
Final Check List: Remote
___1. Is the ice system installed indoors
in a location where air and water
temperatures are controlled, and
where they do not exceed the
design limitations?
Condenser Leveled?
___2. Is there an electrical service
within sight of the installed
machine? Has the voltage been
checked, and compared to
nameplate requirements?
___3. Have all the plumbing
connections been made and
checked for leaks?
Roof Holes Sealed?
Remote condenser
secured?
___4. Has the machine and bin been
leveled?
___5. Is there a minimum of 6 inches
clearance at the rear, left and
right of the machine for proper
service access?
___6. Is the water pressure a minimum
of 20 psig?
___7. Has the machine been secured to
the bin or dispenser?
___8. Is there a water shut off valve
installed near the machine?
Plumbing?
___9. Is the remote condenser installed
per local codes, and in a place
where it has adequate ventilation
and minimal solar heat gain?
___10. Has all shipping material and
literature (inside front panel) been
removed from the units?
Power Supply?
___11.Have the remote condenser and
pre-charged lines been properly
installed?
___12. Has the electrical connection between the ice maker and condenser been made?
___13. Verify that the master switch is in the OFF position.
___14. Switch ON the electrical power.
___15. Refer to the Pre-Start instructions
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Start Up
Pre-Start Inspection: Air and Water Cooled
1. Remove the front and side service panels.
2. Check that any shipping blocks have been removed.
3. Inspect the interior of the ice machine for loose screws or wires.
4. Check that no refrigerant lines are rubbing each other.
5. Check that the fan blades turn freely (Air Cooled).
6. Check that the unit is installed correctly according to the final check list.
Start Up:
1. Go through the pre-start inspection.
2. Open the hand valve, observe that water enters the water reservoir, fills the tube from the water
reservoir to the evaporator and then shuts off. (Water cooled only, Turn the water supply ON to the
water cooled condenser). Check for leaks.
3. Switch the master (mode) switch ON. The electrical start up sequence in automatic.
a. There should be a short (15 second) delay before the gear motor starts.
b. After the gear motor starts, the compressor will start.
4. On air cooled models, the condenser will begin to discharge warm air, on water cooled models, the
water regulating valve will open and warm water will be discharged into the drain.
5. The unit should soon be making ice, if desired; the low side pressure may be checked: it should be 32
psig +/- 2 psig.
The suction line temperature at the compressor is normally very cold, nearly to the point of frost up to
the compressor body, but not on it.
The air cooled discharge pressure will depend upon air and water temperatures, but should be between
200 psig and 280 psig.
The water cooled discharge pressure should be a constant at about 245 psig.
Note: The above pressures are for new, clean machines. You can expect to see some values higher,
and some lower between different units.
6. There are no adjustments to make, so replace the panels.
7. Clean and/or sanitize the storage bin interior, wipe off the exterior with a clean, damp cloth.
8. Give the owner/user the service manual, instruct him/her in the operation of the unit, and make sure
they know who to call for service.
9. Fill out the manufacturer’s registration and mail it to Ice-O-Matic.
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Start Up
Pre-Start Inspection: Remote
1. Remove the front and side service panels.
2. Check that any shipping blocks have been removed.
3. Inspect the interior of the ice machine for loose screws or wires.
4. Check that no refrigerant lines are rubbing each other.
5. Check that the fan blades turn freely (Remote Condenser).
6. Check that the refrigerant lines are properly installed.
7. Check that the electrical power has been on for at least 4 hours and that the compressor dome is
warm.
8. Check that the unit is installed correctly according to the final check list.
Start Up:
1. Go through the pre-start inspection.
2. Open the hand valve, observe that water enters the water reservoir, fills the tube from the water
reservoir to the evaporator and then shuts off. (Water cooled only, Turn the water supply ON to the
water cooled condenser). Check for leaks.
3. Open the King Valve.
4. Switch the master switch ON. The electrical start up sequence in automatic.
a. There should be a short (15 second) delay before the gear motor starts and the liquid line
opens.
b. After the liquid line opens, the low pressure control will close and the compressor will start.
5. The remote condenser fan turns, and the condenser begins to discharge warm air.
6. The unit should soon be making ice, if desired; the low side pressure may be checked: it should be 32
psig +/- 2 psig.
The air cooled discharge pressure will depend upon air and water temperatures, but should be between
200 psig and 280 psig.
7. There are no adjustments to make, so replace the panels.
8. Clean and/or sanitize the storage bin interior, wipe off the exterior with a clean, damp cloth.
9. Give the owner/user the service manual, instruct him/her in the operation of the unit, and make sure
they know who to call for service.
10. Fill out the manufacturer’s registration and mail it to Ice-O-Matic.
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Sanitizing and Cleaning
It is the USER’S RESPONSIBILITY to see that the unit is properly maintained. It is always preferable, and
less costly in the long run, to avoid possible down time by keeping it clean; adjusting it as needed; and by
replacing worn parts before they can cause failure. The following is a list of recommended maintenance that
will help keep the machine running with a minimum of problems.
Maintenance and Cleaning should be scheduled at a minimum of twice a year.
Note: Electrical power will be ON when doing in place cleaning.
ICE MAKING SYSTEM: In place cleaning.
1. Check and clean any water treatment devices, if any are installed.
2. Remove screws, and the front and top panel.
3. Move the ON-OFF switch to OFF.
4. Remove all the ice from the storage bin.
5. Remove the cover from the water reservoir and block up the float.
6. Drain the water reservoir and freezer assembly using the drain tube attached to the freezer water inlet.
Return the drain tube to its normal upright position and replace the end cap.
7. Prepare the cleaning solution: Mix eight (8) ounces of ice machine cleaner with three (3) quarts of hot
water. The water should be between (95ºF-115ºF).
8. Slowly pour the cleaning solution into the water reservoir until full. Wait 15 minutes, then switch the
master switch ON.
9. As the ice machine begins to use water from the reservoir, continue to add more cleaning solution to
maintain a full reservoir.
10. After all of the cleaning solution has been added to the reservoir, and the reservoir is nearly empty, switch
the master switch to OFF.
11. Drain the water reservoir and freezing assembly using the drain tube attached to the freezer water inlet.
Return the drain tube to its normal position and replace the end cap. Wash and rinse the water reservoir.
Sanitizing
To sanitize, use an approved sanitizing solution or mix one ounce of household bleach to 2 gallons of
warm (95ºF-115ºF) water. Repeat steps 8-11 using the sanitizer solution in place of the cleaning solution.
12. Remove the block from the float in the water reservoir.
13. Switch the master switch ON.
14. Continue ice making for at least 15 minutes, to flush out any cleaning solution.
Note: DO NOT USE any ice produced from the cleaning solution! Be sure no ice remains in the bin!
15. Remove and discard all ice from the storage bin.
16. Add warm water to the ice storage bin and thoroughly wash and rinse all surfaces within the bin.
17. Sanitize the bin interior by thoroughly washing the interior of the bin and bin door with the balance of the
sanitizing solution.
18. Replace the panels.
Warning! Ice machine cleaner contains acids. If
swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Give large
amounts of water or milk. Call Physician immediately.
In case of external contact, flush with water.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
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Condenser Maintenance: Remote
● Clean the condenser: the condenser may
appear to be clean on the surface, but it can
still be clogged internally. Check with a
flashlight from the front to see if light can be
seen through the condenser fins.
Brush in direction of fins
The condenser coil must be kept clean. The
condenser can be cleaned with compressed air
or by using a brush.
If a brush is used, brush in the direction of the
fins taking care not to bend or distort the fins.
Use a soft bristle nylon brush.
If the condenser fins are bent or distorted, this
will restrict the airflow through the condenser and the fins will need to be straightened with a fin comb.
When cleaning the Condenser, check the fan blade for cleanliness and for balance. Balance is checked by
spinning the blade by hand and looking for any wobble. Pull on the shaft in several directions to check the
bearings of the motor.
The fins of the remote condenser require periodic cleaning.
At 6 month intervals the fins on the inlet side of
the condenser (bottom as shown) should be
brushed free of dust and dirt
Brush in the direction of the fins as noted by
the arrows.
Brush in direction of fins
Additionally look through the fins, using a
flashlight if required, to insure there is no other
blockage obstructing air flow between the fins.
If the air flow appears to be blocked, blow out
the condenser using CO2 gas.
Caution: Disconnect electrical power before servicing this equipment.
Caution: Protective eye wear and gloves should be worn when cleaning the condenser.
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Maintenance: Air Cooled
Clean the air cooled condenser:
Air flow on this model is from front to back, so the inside of the ice machine will have to be available to clean
the air cooled condenser. Use a vacuum cleaner or coil cleaner if needed. DO NOT use a wire brush.
● Disconnect electrical power, and remove the air filter if applicable. The filter may be cleaned or replaced.
● Clean the condenser: the condenser may appear to be clean on the surface, but it can still be clogged
internally. Check with a flashlight from the front to see if light can be seen through the condenser fins.
GEM0956
Step 1. Remove the Top Panel
Step 2. Remove two screws and
unplug fan motors.
Step 3. Pull fan motor assembly up
and to the right to remove.
Step 4. Clean the condenser.
GEM0650
Step 1. Remove the Top Panel
Step 2. Remove the top portion
of the fan shroud.
Step 3. Clean the condenser.
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Service History
What to Do Before Calling for Service:
●Check the water supply to the ice machine. The ice machine is designed to shut off if there is no water to it.
Check the water filters if there are any.
●Check the power supply to the ice machine. Reset the breaker if it is tripped.
●If both water and power have been checked and are available, try switching the power OFF and then ON.
After 2 minutes the machine should restart. If this procedure restarts the machine, service should be called
the next time the machine stops.
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