What are some tips for buying used ice machines?


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When buying an ice machine, thoroughly inspect the unit and call the manufacturer in case of any clarifications. Know the specifications of the unit you are looking for beforehand to guide in the search.

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Ask to see the ice machine in person before paying for it. Look for signs of damage on the components, especially the condenser coils, compressor and the evaporator. Request to see the machine in operation, and if the price is too good, be suspicious and ask questions. Contact the manufacturer if need be.

Know your needs beforehand, and investigate a range of options to identify which model meets your needs. Consider factors such as the size of the unit and its ice capacity. It is often preferable to spend more on a used ice machine in good condition than spending less, only to find out the ice machine is in need of major repairs.

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