I have an exciting blog today! As you might have seen on our September newsletter, we have new equipment in our office. As the equipment serves as both a learning tool for the team, and a diagnostic tool for our service technicians or customers, this blog outlines some of the newest interactions with the equipment. Don’t forget to look at the pictures at the bottom!
As the ice maker on one of the machines in the office needed to be repaired, we replaced it with a new one in the meantime! I will walk you through how we put on the new icemaker on top of an ice bin dispenser. The first step is to thoroughly clean and sanitize the ice bin with some Kay-5 sanitizing solution. Next, since the fountain dispenser is a Lancer IBD, we had to confirm that the IBD could accommodate the size of the ice maker. Make sure to compare the width and the depth and ensure we have the proper adapter plate. An ice maker that fits great is the Hoshizaki Ice Maker which fits nicely over the 10 valve IBD that we have in the office and the adapter plate was a match.
For the installation, make sure to place the Ice Bin Adapter over the top of the IBD to support the ice maker. Moreover, make sure to protect the ice from dust and other particles. Once the ice maker is on top, ensure that the power cord can reach the necessary power supply. In our office, we had to make some adjustments and rewire to extend the cord length. Next, hook up the water supply, preferably there is a scale inhibitor filter on the incoming water supply. After, affix the water drain to an open drain nearby. Again, in the office, we have the drain line going into a pump since the pitch to the drain wasn’t steep enough. Finally, make sure to install a Bin Stat to the ice maker and hang in place in the ice bin so that once the preferred ice level is reached, the ice maker stops making ice! Once that is all in place, turn on the ice maker and confirm that the ice is coming out properly and in the right consistency.
For additional questions or concerns, please visit donastar.com for contact information or call us at 833-366-2782. We are happy to help! We have lots of other content on diagnosing and fixing beverage issues, please check those out for a fast/free way to keep your cups full.