In this segment, we're going to discuss the installation of the optional electric condensate heater with thermostat to take the place of the non-electric condensate pan that comes standard with your equipment. Electric condensate heater may be needed in high humidity and heavily used applications. It is always important with any piece of Continental equipment that has an open pan opening, that pans be left in the top section at all times. If pans are removed at night and that space is left open, condensation will accumulate and the heat from the kitchen will be drawn into that area and that may be the cause of your excessive condensation. If the electric heater is needed, it's easily installed. Remove the rear back cover, two Phillips screws at the lower section, lift the cover, and set it to the side. It's always important to disconnect the power to any piece of equipment before doing any type of work. Once the rear cover is removed and the power is disconnected, take your electric heater and place it in the same non-electric condensate pan that comes with the unit. Have the heater loose, facing the rear. Place it in the pan and the plastic tubing, make sure it's directed into the pan. You may have to adjust the length of the tubing by trimming it down so the plastic is not touching the electric heating element as this will melt. There's a provision in the lower section and that condensing unit area where the condensing unit plugs into the receptacle. One side is marked condensing unit and one side is marked vaporizer. This would be plugged into the side that's marked vaporizer and the extra, additional cord, you can coil that up and use a wire tie or electrical tape so that it doesn't interfere with the fan, go below the bottom of the box, or lay in the pan. Once that is done and power has been checked, make sure everything is tight, make sure there's no vibrations, and you can reinstall the rear cover. Once the rear cover is reinstalled, you're ready to plug the case in and it's back in operation. If additional information is needed, consult the operation manual or the website at www.continentalrefrigerator.com.
Install your electric condensate heater within your Continental until by following these simple steps! An electric condensate heater is needed for heavily used applications and in high humidity areas.