Recently bought a used Taylor Shake/Slush Freezer Model 430 to be used for shakes. It was used for aheks in the past and no problems, however, we put it together and the ice cream is too hard. Even getting frozen chunks in the top reservoir, and eventually ice cream even becoming difficult to get out. Had to shut off before the motor went out. Other symptoms include a brief clunk, clunk, clunk noise after it is on for a little while. This does stop. Also, I understand a little bit of leakage in the drip tray, but more than I think should be taking place. We have the thermistor control turned all the way to the left, counter clockwise, which is supposed to make a thinner product. It was last used to make margaritas. Is there some setting we could be missing? Missing part? Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated.
The Taylor 430 thermistor model has two adjustments a fine adjustment, which is made by turning the knob, and a coarse adjustment that is made by turning the screw in the center of the knob. I suspect you are trying the fine adjustment, which will change the product + or - 2 degrees F. The coarse adjustment will let you set the product temperature between 10 and 30 degrees F.
As far as the clunking, those machines clunk a little. It would do it more if the product was too hard.
You are correct the machine will leak drops into the drip tray, but if it is more than drops, you want to address it. Should be as simple as a new tune up kit.
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