Hoshizaki Ice Machine Repair Charleston, SC
24 Hour Refrigeration is a full service Hoshizaki Ice Machine Repair and Installation company. We provide professional Ice Machine Repair service and quality workmanship at a fair price. Not only do we work on Hoshizaki cubed ice machines, Hoshizaki crushed ice, and Hoshizaki flakers but we service ALL makes and models as well. We will exceed all your expectations and prove that “a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold”.
Our skilled Hoshizaki Ice Machine Repair technicians have been trained and have the Ice Machine Repair experience to handle any size job, big or small. Our technicians are just one of our greatest assets. They have tremendous field experience and excellent communication skills.
Hoshizaki Ice Machine Troubleshooting
Common Hoshizaki Ice Machine Problems:
A malfunctioning ice machine can be frustrating. Sometimes the machine gives you helpful hints like a pattern of beeps to help identify the problem, which is great! But other times, that same stubborn machine won’t bother to give you any help at all. So what are you supposed to do?
Today, we’re going to use our official Hoshizaki manual to help lay out some common diagnostic methods for your ice machines. These tips are mostly specific to Hoshizaki icemakers and ice machines, but we troubleshoot all ice machine manufactures and all models
Problem: No Ice!
Power Supply: Our favorite, most effective maintenance/troubleshooting tip rears its head again! Check to make sure that the ice machine is properly connected and everything is in the on position. The power connection could also be loose or the contacts could be bad.
Fuse: Is the fuse blown? Check the electrical panel for a short circuit.
Door Switch: If the front panel is not in position or the actuating plate does not push the door switch, there will be no dispensing of ice. Check the position of the switch and the associated contacts and connections to make sure everything is working properly.
Gear Motor: The thermal protector of the gear motor may have been tripped – in which case you need to allow it to cool. The gear motor winding could also be opened, which requires a replacement part. There’s actually numerous issues that could happen here, so we’ll return in our next post with a more in-depth look at the gear motor and what you may need to do.
Problem: Abnormal Noise!
Gear Motor: Our friend the gear motor is back! A worn-out motor or gear head could cause abnormal noise. The only effective solution for this is a replacement.
Mechanism: There could be a bad setting or alignment of the sprocket in the mechanism. These can be fixed by cleaning, oiling, and readjusting the mechanism.
Solenoid: If the solenoid is overloaded to loosening screws, there may be an abnormal noise. You’ll need to tighten the screws and apply thread sealant as necessary. Foreign matter can also cause a noise here, so if the screws look ok, try giving the part a nice cleaning.