Hey everybody, this is Daniel with Moyer Diebel and today we're down at our training center taking a look at the 601LTG by Moyer Diebel. It's a low temperature, commercial grade under counter dish machine and we wanted to cover daily procedures including startup, shut down, daily cleaning, as well as some dos and don'ts about the machine. As far as starting up first thing in the morning the first thing you're gonna wanna do is check on one very important thing and that's the chemicals the machine is going to use. So, back behind the machine since I have our test unit here you will hopefully have your chemicals already set up and these nice little things inserted down into the jugs. So what these are they're banded together right now but they are what we call pickup tubes, and they've got 3 of them on this machine, the 601LTG. The three chemicals this machine uses are first of all, detergent, second we have our rinse aid, and third and somewhat most importantly we have our liquid sanitizer. And these three should be down in those jugs but a good thing to check on first thing in the morning is A, that they are in their appropriate jugs and they are labeled with these nice little flags we have right here: detergent, rinse aid, and finally our sanitizer here. And what we're looking for is to make sure our pickup tubes here are placed down in those jugs, and that those jugs have plenty of product available to use throughout the day. And that's just also another good thing to keep an eye on as the machine is being used throughout the day is jut to make sure that nothing has run out. If it has, go ahead and replace the jug or fill, whichever way your operation works.
So now that we have checked on our chemicals, the next thing we're gonna want to do is simply come over to the machine, turn the power on, and once you do you're going to hear the machine begin to fill up and then it's gonna take a few minutes to warm up and come to temperature. So let's go ahead and do that. And we can hear it filling. Another very important thing to point out about the chemicals in the machine, so if its the first time the machine is getting introduced to those chemicals, when you're dropping the pickup tubes in it, or for some reason one of the products runs out and runs completely out through the tube, what you'll need to do is prime the machine. So if you've either placed it for the first time or if one has run out, that pickup tube into a new jug of either detergent, rinse aid, or sanitizer, you'll need to prime it. And what we use for the priming, we use these buttons right here. One controls detergent and sanitizer, and then one that controls just rinse aid alone. And what you'll do is again, once you've placed that pickup tube in a brand new bottle, if its run out all the way through the tube, is go ahead and hit the pump, and it overrides the pump and allows you to bring it all the way through the tube into the machine. We have detergent, sanitizer, or right here we have our rinse aid. So what you'll look for inside the machine there is a port in the back of the machine on the inside and I'll get you a nice close up shot. And you'll see the product come out of that. As soon as you see it come out, you're good, you're done priming, and you're good to go to run a cycle.
Alright, so now that we've checked on our detergent we've primed any new detergent or rinse aid or sanitizer that we needed, and we've also turned on our machine and allowed it to come up to temperature which shouldn't take long at all, it's time to go ahead and run our first cycle. So I'm going to open up the door and I'm going to make sure that my wash arms are in place where they need to be, lets take a quick check of that, yep everything is exactly where it needs to be. And we'll talk more about cleaning those later. But I'm going to go ahead and insert my dish rack and I don't have any dirty dishes with me right now but if we did, I would go ahead and put those in that rack, slide the rack on inside the machine, close the door all the way, and then we're simply going to hit the start button over here and start a cycle. So as soon as I hit that button it's going to go into it's wash cycle, and then it'll rinse the dishes off, and as soon as it's done we'll see this green light over here turn off. That'll let us know that the cycle is completed. And there we have it, our light just went out, our cycle is complete, its now time to go ahead and open up the door, take out our rack of dishes, put them aside and let them dry, and we're ready for the next cycle.
So now its time to cover shut down at the end of the day. So the first thing you're gonna want to do is open up the door, and if there's a rack of dishes on the inside that's already been cleaned lets go ahead and pull those out and if there happens to be a dirty rack in there lets go ahead and run that last cycle and clean those dishes. But, we're gonna assume its time to go ahead and shut this down. So we'll pull out that rack set that off to the side to dry check on the inside and make sure there isn't anything else that needs to come out of there close up the door and we're simply gonna turn the machine off. As soon as it I hit that power button it's gonna go ahead and drain every last drop of water from the machine and once it's done draining all that water out of the machine we're just gonna go ahead and leave that door open and that'll allow the machine to dry out. So, lets go ahead and turn it off. And we'll hear the pump start in just a second. And there it is.
So next lets talk about cleaning your Moyer Diebel 601LTG. The few main things to cover, lets go over them. First thing, you have a scraps screen just there on the right side of the machine you have this stainless steel scraps screen. On a daily basis maybe even a couple times throughout the day just take a look, look inside the machine and check this scraps screen. Any large items get in there, any food debris, take this over to the trash can and give it a couple shakes in the trash can and then take it over to the sink and back wash it through to get those large items out of there. Once it's nice and clean, look below that scraps screen on the inside and you'll see what we call the pump intake screen. Now this is a fixed screen, if you see any large items in there, if you see any debris build up on that pump intake screen, go ahead and get down there with a rag, maybe even a soft brush, and get that cleaned out inside there. Again, all this you want to do only when the machine has been drained and maybe given a couple minutes to cool off because there is still some warm water on the inside. Next, after we've taken a look at our scrap screen and we've checked our pump intake screen we're gonna want to go ahead and check our wash and rinse arms. Now we have one on the bottom and one on the top. Let me show you how to take the one out of the bottom. These are held on by this little hand tight only screw, this right here. So pull that off and then go ahead and pull this wash/rinse arm out of the machine. You'll do the same for the top, I won't go ahead and do that now just to keep this nice and short, but pull this out, take this over to the sink, soak this for a little while if it has any build up or debris on it, once you've had it 20-30 minutes in the sink we'll go ahead and spray this out, you can spray it through the inside here, you can make sure these little nozzles are nice and clean. Once this is clean rinse it off and reinstall both top and bottom and then take our little screw and we'll screw that back down hand tight only. There is no need once so ever to put a set of channel locks or any kind of tool on there to really crank that down, only hand tight do not use any tools. I can't stress that enough. So, once those are back in place you've checked on your pump intake screen, replaces the scrap screen, take a look around the inside if you see any large items that for some reason got left on the walls or on the guides right here for the rack go ahead and get those out and give the machine a little wipe down and you are good to go, the machine is clean and ready for the next day. Also at the end of the day, if you have the ability, once the machine is off, go ahead and leave the door open. We recommend this, it helps the machine dry out and doesn't allow any of the water to sit there during the evening or times of not use. So if you can leave the door open that's wonderful. After that, your machine is clean and you're good to go for the next day.
So now that we've covered daily operations for the machine including startup, shut down, and cleaning on the machine we wanted to cover one thing we kind of noticed when you have a lot of outside users using a commercial style dish machine that looks somewhat similar to the dishwasher they have at home. A commercial dish machine operates very differently from the dish machine that most people have in their houses. The dish machine people have in their houses uses little pods or packets or powders or liquids of detergent. Those are not to be used in a commercial style dish machine. As we covered before we have a very specific detergent, rinse aid, and sanitizer that we use in these machine all provided by your local chemical provider. Please keep those other products out of this machine to keep it running in the parameters in which its supposed to.
Two more things I wanted to cover, first of all this machine right here as well as almost every other style of commercial machine out there runs one rack at a time. We don't really need to get into how to rack things, its pretty self explanatory, most people will figure that out but a lot of times we do get questions like how many racks at a time can people wash in these machines and the answer is one. One at a time. The beauty is the machine is only running an under two minute cycle so we're really not saving much time by running two at a time. And also we're not getting that good of a cleaning if anyone does run more than one rack at a time in the machine. So just pointing that out, question we get from time to time.
Second thing is, we've all been there, even with our dish machine at home, where we started a cycle and saw one last coffee cup we wanted to stuff inside the machine. if that happens, when the door is open during a cycle it will go ahead and stop the cycle. If under 5 seconds has gone by and someone was able to go ahead and get that in there and close the door back up it'll go ahead and resume that cycle. If for some reason that door was open for more than 5 seconds the machine will restart the cycle once the door is closed and we'll need to go ahead and hit that start button again. Other than that, any questions once so ever don't hesitate to get us on the phone, you can jump on our website, www. moyerdiebel.com, get in contact with us we want you to get a lot of life out of the machine and be very happy with it. Any questions that pop up don't hesitate to give us a call, thank you again for using Moyer Diebel products.
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A comprehensive guide to the daily operations of the Moyer Diebel 601LTG. This includes startup, shut down, cleaning service, and some do's and don'ts with this machine and other commercial dish machines.