Raritan Cockpit Ice Maker question

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  1. Almightys

    Almightys Member

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    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    I have this ice maker installed in my boats cockpit. I recently had to rebuild the ice making portion of it as well as replace the fan motor. I have it all hooked up in my basement and it’s cooling hooray!!!
    What I am uncertain of as I deleted the wiring picture is the direction of the fan motor turning. Should it be blowing air over the coils through the front vent or pulling air from the front vent through the coils??
    If anyone with an ice maker can just feel in front of theirs to tell me if it is blowing hot air out the front would be great.
     
  2. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    I don't have the answer but shouldn't you be able to access the wiring diagram from their website?
     
  3. Almightys

    Almightys Member

    180
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    Yes here that is but the original wires to the fan were both black. So that is why I’m asking the question as I may have it wired backwards and the fan would be turning the wrong g way. Currently the fan is pulling air into unit. That did not seem right. I would think it would blow the air out of unit over the condenser coils and out the front of unit.
     

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  4. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    As the working voltage for your ice maker is 120 VAC, reversing the wires on the fan will not change the air flow direction.
     
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  5. Almightys

    Almightys Member

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    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    Ok so I guess I need to take a look at how the fan blade is installed. The old one crumbled and again loss of my original picture I took of ass manly and wiring
     
  6. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Perhaps the blade was installed backwards??
     
  7. Almightys

    Almightys Member

    180
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    That has to be it. It should be blowing air out front of unit not sucking it in.
     
  8. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions

    not so sure about that....the AC unit in my boat pulls air across the coil....the radiators and AC units in cars are cooled by air being pulled across the fins by a fan when the car is not moving.....

    I don't know the correct answer but I would be sure before I switched things around....

    good luck...
    cliff
     
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  9. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    My icemaker pulls air in.
     
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  10. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    I have not felt air blowing out the fins in the bottom of our ice maker
     
  11. Almightys

    Almightys Member

    180
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    I think I have it right, just got to verify when I get home. This site is awesome as always! Happy boating to all!
     
  12. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    To verify air movement direction, why not check it out on a fellow dock members's ice maker. Put some smoke in front of the grille and that will quickly give you the answer that you are looking for.
     

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