There’s one thing true in any industry, machines break, and 20 percent of the parts cause 80 percent of the breakdowns. The ice maker industry is no different. Every manufacturer makes replacement parts and Scotsman is no different. It pays to have those parts on hand. So I thought I’d write about the top Scotsman ice machine parts that every Scotsman owner should have on hand.
My wife is receiving chemo treatments at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. They have ice makers and water dispensers in the chemo rooms to keep patients and family hydrated with cold drinks. It’s a nice convenience, one that we rely on. Hopkins ice machine has been “out of order” for 3 weeks now! You would think a large hospital like Hopkins would have replacement parts on hand right? Clearly not.
List of Scotsman Ice Machine Parts You Needs
If they don’t have ice machine parts on hand, you can bet they don’t have any maintenance program either. They happen to use Scotsman, so without further ado, here’s our list of parts you should have on hand.
1. Whirlpool 4396808 Ice Machine Cleaner 16-Ounce
This cleaner is a must have for every ice maker owner. Cleaning your maker on a regular basis WILL not only slow down the breakdown cycle, it will give you better quality ice. This one is great at breaking down scaling and deposits in any make of ice machine. Be sure to clean your ice maker on a regular, scheduled interval and do it correctly.
2. Scotsman 0759296 Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve is a common failure on any ice maker and one that is a quick and easy fix, assuming you have a spare on hand. Be sure to get one at Amazon to ensure you don’t lose your ice making capability for long.
3. Scotsman Bin Level Sensor
The bin level sensor tends to be a frequent replacement item for us. It’s just the nature of the beast. When it breaks, you can get ice bin overflows, and a general pain in the a– mess. Be sure to stock one of these level sensors for a rainy day.
4. Scotsman Water Pump
This is a bit of a high ticket item to buy a spare, but it is one of the most important and likely ice maker parts to break down. When your pump goes down you don’t make ice. And you need ice, right? So bite the bullet and invest in a spare water pump. Just make sure you have the correct pump for your specific Scotsman ice maker, as there are several different pumps for their various models.
5. Other potential spare parts to keep on Hand:
- Ice Thickness Sensor
- Cube Size Controller
- Thermal Expansion Valve
- Ice Scooper
- Water Filter – Everyone should have plenty of these!
So if your business relies on a steady flow of ice, be sure to have these spare Scotsman ice machine parts on hand. You’ll be ready for any emergency and your business will not suffer from ice maker downtime. If only Johns Hopkins hospital had the foresight to keep ice maker parts on hand.