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How to Install an Air-Cooled Flake Ice Machine

Installing an air-cooled flake ice machine can be a straightforward process if you follow the correct steps. As a professional ice machine manufacturer in China, Grant Ice System will provide you with detailed installation videos and instructions, you can watch the following installation video with text description.

Notice Before Installation

  1. Check for any damage to the outer packaging
  2. Check if all parts are complete
  3. Confirm water and power sources at the installation site

Parts list

  • Ice scoop
  • Inlet pipe
  • Drain pipe
  • Pipe clamp
  • Salt and water mixing bucket
Parts list

Step-by-Step Installation

1. Choose the location

Select an appropriate location for the ice machine, considering the following factors:

  • Ventilation: Ensure the area has adequate ventilation to dissipate heat generated by the machine.
  • Space: Verify there is enough space around the machine for maintenance and repair.
  • Surface: Place the machine on a flat, stable surface capable of supporting its weight when full of ice.
  • Proximity to Power and Water Sources: Ensure the location is near electrical outlets and a water supply line.

Please open the package in a safe environment. The following demonstration installation is equipped with a refrigerator storage machine.

2. lnstall ice machine storeage refrigerator

First, remove the packaging outside the storage bin and take out the 5 storage bin bases placed inside the storage bin. First, turn the refrigerator upside down to facilitate the installation of the refrigerator base. Align the base with the holes and tighten it. You can control the height by adjusting the knob on the base.

lnstall ice machine storeage refrigerator

3. Installing the drain pipe

Take out the drain valve placed in the storage bin, pay attention to the installation position of the drain valve, connect the drain valve to the drain outlet of the storage bin, and tighten it in place.

Installing the drain pipe

Installation position of the drainage valve

The drain valve switch can be adjusted by turning the red device. After installation, reset the storage bin and adjust it to the appropriate height.

Installing the drain pipe 2

4. Installation and debugging of the ice making unit

First, you need to open the wooden box and remove the packaging bag. Before installation, you need to check whether there is pressure in the machine and whether there are leaks in the pipelines. The ice making unit needs to be placed above the storage refrigerator, and the ice drop port must be consistent with the storage refrigerator. Secure the clamp to the drain pipe port, then connect to the tank overflow, tighten and confirm it is tight, secure the clamp to the other drain pipe port, connect to the storage bin drain valve, tighten and confirm it is secure. Connect one end of the water inlet pipe to the water inlet, tighten it and make sure it is secure, and connect the other end to the tap water inlet.

Water tank drain valve

Water tank drain valve

Power Connection Instructions

  1. Three-phase five-wire power supply (Three lines of fire A neutral wire A earth wire)
  2. Yellow and green cables must be grounded reliably

Pay attention to the phase sequence alarm after power-on, if a phase sequence alarm occurs, Three lines of fire can be interchanged

arbitrarily with any two.

Power Connection Instructions

When it is turned on for the first time, it needs to be powered on and heated for 12 hours before making ice. Turn on the power first and pay attention to the startup delay of 3 minutes. The indicator light is no longer flashing, indicating that the machine is powered on.

Power Connection Instructions 2

Efficient Ice-Making Tips

Adding salt water will make the borneol even more effective. Open the brine bucket, add salt first, and then add tap water. Please note that the salt ratio in the brine is 3%. Place the salt pump suction device into the salt water bucket and tighten the up and down switches. The salt pump outlet pipe penetrates into the water tank hole. The brine pump frequency needs to be adjusted to remain between 5-10.

Salt pump suction device

Salt pump suction device

Tank hole location

Tank hole location

Final Checks

  • Inspect for Leaks: Double-check all water and drain connections for any signs of leaks.
  • Verify Ice Production: Ensure the machine produces ice at the expected rate and quality.
  • Review the User Manual: Familiarize yourself with the maintenance schedule and operational guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your air-cooled flake ice machine. Key maintenance tasks include:

  • Cleaning the Condenser Coils: Dust and debris can accumulate on the coils, reducing efficiency. Clean them regularly with a soft brush or compressed air.
  • Sanitizing the Ice Bin: Periodically sanitize the ice bin to prevent bacterial growth and maintain ice quality.
  • Checking Water Filters: Replace water filters as recommended by the manufacturer to ensure clean and pure ice production.

The above are the detailed steps for installing an air-cooled flake ice machine. Please be sure to read the user manual carefully before installation. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Grant Ice System ice machine experts. We will provide you with professional technical support.

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