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Indigo ice machine manual purge?

Question asked by davejohnsonnola on Jan 2, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2017 by olivero

Manitowoc Model ID1106A-261


Local water supply has done their annual overdose of chemicals and throttling ice machines all over town. Yellow crystals form within days plugging up everything. Don't need a chemical to turn it soluble again, just enough warm water and it turns milky is seconds.


Trying to add warm water and do a manual purge of water from trough. On all my older machines it is simple enough just run a warm water hose from mop sink nearby and toggle the purge switch. Rinse and repeat a couple of times and come back tomorrow.


We have two new Manitowocs that turned in to "the canary in the mineshaft.". First unit the intake screen completely covered covered in crystals and overheated the pump motor. The second unit we cleaned in time.


Two days later building up again.


Is there a way to just run the pump without having to go thru the 30 minute digitally controlled cleaning cycle?