The following is for reference only and is not intended for any other purpose. Improvements are always being made to Gold Medal equipment and this information may not be the latest available for your purposes. It is critical that you call Gold Medal Products technical service department for any questions about machine operations, replacement parts, or any service questions.
Inspect your equipment before replacing the blades. Use a flashlight to examine the blades in the shaver body. If the blades appear to be nicked or bent, then the blades should be replaced.
NOTE: Never allow any foreign or metallic objects around the shaver area of the snow cone machine. Ice picks, scoops, and debris that may be in the ice often damage blades.
Follow this procedure:
1. Unplug the main power supply cord from the electrical outlet.
2. Remove the shaver head from the motor shaft by loosening the Allen head set screws (2) between the motor and the hopper.
3. Remove the shaver head. Pull the shaver head off of the motor shaft and through the hopper. If the shaver head is frozen onto the shaft, remove the hold down bolts on the motor. Pull the motor back, trapping the shaver head against the inside of the hopper, until the shaver head disengages.
4. After removing the shaver head, check the motor shaft for burrs and corrosion. Use a fine tooth file to remove the burrs and corrosion.
5. Remove the blades from the shaver head. These blades may be resharpened, but it is far better to replace the old blades with a new set.
6. Position the new blades and insert screws until they are finger tight.
7. Set the blade thickness equal to a dime. Make sure that the height is even across the shaver head.
8. Tighten the blade screws completely. Check the blades again with a dime to ensure the blades did not move while tightening the screws.
9. Replace the motor and shaver head. Mount the motor using the hold down bolts. Insert the shaver head through the hopper and onto the motor shaft. Press the shaver head onto the motor shaft with the pusher handle, then move the shaver head in another 1/8". Check that the shaver head is not rubbing against the back of the hopper and the blades are not touching the pusher handle.
10. Replace the set screws (2) between the hopper and the motor.
NOTE: Replace the shims that were between the motor base and the mounting surface.
Blade Replacement on Gold Medal Snow Cone Machines
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