Ranco Refrigeration Parts Help Trouble-Shooting Temperature Issues
Once of the most common issues with commercial refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers is temperature control. If the unit gets too cold, it can frost up, creating ice and ruining provisions. If the unit gets too warm, ice melts, foods thaw, and some foods will even spoil within a few hours.
There are many ways to fix issues related to cooling, warming or freezing. Some of the most common repairs involve thermostats and controls. First make sure the temperature control gauge is accurate and providing correct readings. This thermostat regulates temperatures inside a unit by activating the compressor and fans if the temperature rises.
The control’s wires operate the compressor circuit and will normally have an "off" setting on the knob. If the temperature control gauge is defective it may make fresh food too cold while also lowering the freezers’ temperature. You’ll also notice the compressor is running longer than usual. If you’re finding that the refrigerator temperature cold control is malfunctioning, you may need to replace it with a Ranco cold control.
It’s also smart to check the low pressure refrigeration control. Low-pressure controls are usually fitted close to the compressor on the suction side. They protect the compressor by switching it off if when its low on refrigerant. Because the loss of refrigerant can lead to a variety of problems, the low-pressure controls are an important safety feature.
Prevent Overflows By Replacing the Ice Machine Bin Level Control
A commercial kitchen or food service ice machine works hard, and sometimes parts need to be replaced. One of the most common replacements is the bin level control. This control works like an automatic off switch. It senses how full your commercial ice bin has become and signals the ice maker to stop creating ice once the machine has reached capacity.
When the Ice Machine Bin Level Control malfunctions, commercial ice makers continue to make ice, This not only causes overflows, it can damage to the ice machine itself.
What is a Water Inlet Valve in Commercial Ice Machines?
The water inlet valve is comprised of solenoid coil(s) and inlet and outlet port(s). These are connected to the water source located on the ice machine. When the water inlet valve is not working, many things can happen. The ice machine may not fill to the proper level, or it may not fill at all. The machine may not run properly or produce the right sized cubes. In some rare cases, the machine may not run at all.
What is a Solenoid Valve?
A solenoid valve is operated using electricity. When a refrigerator, freezer, or ice maker needs water, the solenoid valve initiates an electrical circuit and activates the valve. Over time minerals, build up, and temperature fluctuations can cause a solenoid valve to malfunction. Professional repair teams can replace this part quickly using specialized tools.
Looking for a replacement part or control for your commercial kitchen? You’ll find lots of Ranco replacement parts at McCombs Supply Co., Inc. If you can’t track down the parts you need, let us know and we’ll locate them for you.