One of the most common issues we encounter is an ice machine’s production rate dropping. A lot of factors can cause this, but the most common is a sudden rise in temperature. In this article, we explain what happens to an ice machine when the ambient temperature rises above 100 degrees, the common causes of temperature increases, and what you can do to combat the heat.
Temperature can affect the output of your ice machine if you’re not paying attention to it. Air temperature is normally the first concern, but maintaining a cool water temperature is also important. Hot water makes it harder to create ice, which can tax your ice machine. We show you how the common causes of hot water and what you should do if your water supply is running hot.
A lot of things can cause leaking around your ice machine, but the majority of leaks customers find actually stem from outside the unit. Knowing where a leak is coming from can help save you money by calling the right professional to fix the problem. We identify the common places leaks originate from and who to call when you find the leak.
When the temperature drops, Hoshizaki ice makers can take longer to harvest ice, which leads to lower ice production. This is a normal function of the ice maker, but there are some things you can do to help your ice maker out. In this article, we discuss the causes for long harvest times in the winter and what you can do about them.