If your Follett ice machine is not working, you should know the error codes to check your machine. The LEDs that are on when your ice maker is not working include the three-beeps, the torque error, and the 20M/2nd LED. These are the most common errors and should be checked by a technician.
Follett ice machine troubleshooting
The Follett ice machine is one of the most popular commercial ice makers in the world, and they are used by a wide range of establishments. These machines are reliable and durable, but as with all machines, they can develop problems over time. Whether you’re having trouble with your Maestro or Horizon Elite model, here are some troubleshooting tips to get you back on track.
The most common cause of ice machine trouble is due to inadequate cleaning. Improper cleaning can result in inconsistent temperatures and error codes. Another cause is a dirty condenser drain line. When addressing these problems, be sure to clean and sanitize the ice maker’s water lines and adjust any adjustments as necessary. If these steps don’t work, you can also call a technician to check the refrigeration system.
Common causes of ice maker 3-beeps
An ice maker that has begun emitting 3-beeps is a sign that something is wrong. The 3-beep code is not a mistake, but it’s something you need to take note of if you want to prevent it from happening again. First, check the air filter. If it’s clogged, clean it with soap and water. If it is still dirty, you may want to consider having it cleaned by a professional.
Another possible cause for an ice maker to emit 3-beeps is an ice maker that has become overly warm. This can happen when a hot water source is accidentally fed into the machine. It may also happen when the water line plumbing runs through a hot area. If this happens, it may be the case that the ice maker shuts down.
The problem can also be caused by a frozen water line. Before calling a technician, make sure to defrost the unit and clean the water system. This may require a special cleaner, like Hoshizaki ScaleAway. The ice maker may also be frozen because of a malfunctioning water inlet valve. These problems can also occur if the ice maker’s water line is undersized or not connected properly. Minerals and scale buildup can also obstruct the water supply line.
The ice maker’s gear motor may also be the culprit. The gear motor sends a signal to the compressor to shut down when the voltage reaches 147 volts (+/ 5 percent). To reset this error code, you can turn the machine on and off a few times. Usually, this will fix the problem.
Common causes of ice maker torque error
If you experience the torque error, there are several possible causes. One of the most common causes is a problem with the ice maker module. This component powers the ice ejector arm and sends signals to the water inlet valve. A faulty module could cause your ice maker to overproduce ice or fail to produce any ice at all. If you are unsure of the cause, you can use a multimeter to diagnose the problem.
Another possible cause is an open bin level control. If you see water on the floor near the ice maker, it could be a sign of a leak. You may have to clean the ice maker, and check for broken water pipes. If you can’t clean the unit yourself, contact a technician to help you fix the problem.
If you find your ice maker stops dispensing ice, the next step is to contact an ice machine repair technician. The team will be able to diagnose the problem and suggest a solution. You can also attempt to fix the problem yourself. To do this, you need to understand the symptoms of the error.
The temperature in your freezer is also a common cause of this error. The ideal freezer temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit, so make sure it is at that temperature. If it is too warm, try turning down the freezer to a lower temperature and see if your ice maker produces again.
You should also avoid resetting the machine, as this will erase any record of why the ice machine shut down. This can cause another shutdown, so it’s best to do this after consulting a qualified technician. It is also a good idea to write down any beep codes or error messages that you hear. This will help the technician diagnose the issue more accurately.