The SnoKone Machine is a great attraction for birthday parties, school functions, etc. It is a very simple machine to operate, but in order to get the best results, please read the following BEFORE you attempt to operate the machine.
The SnoKone Machine consists of the motor, shaving unit, and dispensing case. The motor has a toggle on it. There is a separate switch on the light inside the case. On the end of the motor shaft is mounted the cutter head which is inside of the shaver body (gooseneck). Going down into the shaver body is the pusher handle which presses the ice against the revolving cutter head which shaves the ice.
Machine must be properly grounded to prevent shock in case of electrical problems. The motor is 110 volt, single phase, 60 cycle, AC current.
- Start the motor and fill the gooseneck with ice cubes or block ice broken into pieces 3″-4″ in size. Fill to about an inch from the top. The larger the piece of ice the better the snow.
- Push the pusher handle down to press the ice against the cutter head. A firm even pressure is all that is required, but sometimes you will find it better to relieve the pressure two or three times on the way down. This lets the ice rearrange itself and you get a better bite.
- DO NOT FORCE THE HANDLE too much as motor could be stalled.
- When too much pressure is necessary, relieve the handle, and then come down again. Too much pressure on the pusher handle will make the ice come out coarse; too little pressure makes the ice mushy.
In normal operations the motor gets warm – a surface temperature of 150° is normal.
Do not let any metal get down in the gooseneck as it will ruin the blades. Never put your fingers or any object into the shaver body while the motor is running. Disregard for these instructions and careless handling will result in accidents and/or injury.
Always unplug the machine before cleaning. Wipe all surfaces clean before returning to the rental center and AVOID ADDITIONAL CLEANING CHARGES.