We turned it off and emptied it, we think it might need a new filter but I'm having trouble finding it online.
To better assist you in finding parts for your Manitowoc Ice unit, we'll definitely need the model number. Find it by looking in one of these locations:
It sounds like the evaporator needs to be cleaned. Make sure it is dry and check it for lime scale buildup. If it is, you just need to descale and then sanitize the machine.
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With no model number, that certainly leaves a lot to question.
The unit which John illustrates is a dinky under-counter unit having an integral ice bin. For larger commercial units, the actual ice machine is set atop an ice bin and each are identified by separate model numbers. To get a model on those ice machines, you must open the front panels near where the evaporator plate is and look inside...probably below where the controls are.
Water in the ice bin could be something as simple as a clogged ice bin drain (ice melt). The bin is nothing more than a big insulated box - kinda like a cooler, but with a drain. The ice bin is not refrigerated. Otherwise,it may be something more complicated like a stuck water solenoid valve or water probe not sensing water. Heck, it could be a faulty control board.
Without your giving better details about where the water is coming from, can't really help you.
On the newer uprights the tag is on the back near the electrical box.
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