For service contact: German Knife Inc. 1-800-500-3519 www.turboairinc.com OWNER & OPERATOR INSTRUCTION MANUAL Model No. GS-12A GS-12M IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE To ensure safe and trouble free performance of you new German knife slicer, we suggest that all personnel who will use and maintain the slicer read and understand the manual before operating the equipment. Should there be any questions or if we can be of further assistance, please call us toll free at (800) 500-3519. www.turboairinc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE Attention-Warning-Caution 3 Key Components 4 Safety Tips 5 Installation - Proper Grounding 6 Operating Instructions 8 Manual Operation 9 Automatic Operation 10 Cleaning 12 Knife Sharpening 17 Simple Maintenance and Repair 20 Optimal Slicing Performance 22 Troubleshooting Guide 23 Warranty Information 24 German Knife Inc 4184 E. Conant St., Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone : 800-500-3519 Fax : 310-900-1066 www.turboairinc.
ATTENTION OWNERS AND OPERATORS German Knife’s equipment is designed to provide safe and productive processing of food products as long as the equipment is used in accordance with the instructions in this manual and is properly maintained. Unless the operator is adequately trained and supervised, there is a possibility of SERIOUS INJURY.
KEY COMPONENT OF GERMAN KNIFE SLICER Food Chute Knife Sharpener End Weight Food Chute Handle Receiving Area Start/Stop Switch Slice Thickness Dial Speed Display Chute Speed Controls Auto Engage Lever GS-12A FRONT VIEW Knife Ring Guard Knife Control Panel - Knife Motor Start/Stop - Touch Pad Controls - Chute Speed Touch - Power Indicator Light - Auto Engage Lever Knife Motor GS-12A SIDE VIEW Rubber Feet Slicer Table Knife Cover Chute Arm Oil Hole Name Plate Lift Lever GS-12A SIDE VIEW 4
KEY COMPONENT OF GERMAN KNIFE SLICER SHARP KNIFE TO AVOID SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY • NEVER touch this machine without training and authorization from your supervisor. You must be at least 18 years old. Read owner and operator manual first. • ONLY install on level non-skid surface in clean ; well-lighted work area away from children / visitors. • ALWAYS ground slicer utilizing proper power source. • NEVER TOUCH KNIFE. Keep hands and arms away from all moving parts.
UNPACKING Unpacking the slicer immediately after receipt. If the machine is found to be damaged, save the packaging material and contact the carrier within 24 hours of delivery. Immediately contact the shipper. You have no recourse to damage after 24 hours. You should receive with the slicer, rubber feet, mineral oil, owner & operator manual and wall chart. Contact German Knife or your supplier if you did not receive all of these materials.
INSTALLATION 5. Select location for slicer that has a level, solid, non-skid surface and a well-lighted work area away from children and visitors. USE AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE TO LIFT SLICER UP TO OPERATING LOCATION. NEVER ATTEMPT TO LIFT SLICER ALONE. THIS MACHINE IS PROVIDED WITH A THREE-PRONG GROUNDING PLUG. THE OUTLET TO WHICH THIS PLUG IS CONNECTED MUST BE PROPERLY GROUNDED. IF THE RECEPTACLE IS NOT THE PROPER GROUNDING TYPE, CONTACT AN ELECTRICIAN.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SHARP KNIFE TO AVOID SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY • NEVER touch this machine without training and authorization from your supervisor. You must be at least 18 years old. Read owner and operator manual first. • NEVER TOUCH KNIFE. Keep hands and arms away from all moving parts. • NEVER OPERATE without knife cover and knife ring guard securely installed. • BEFORE TURNING SLICER “ON”, place auto engage lever in “MANUAL” position.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL SLICER OPERATION : 1. With slicer off, pull the food chute completely toward you and place the product on the food chute. Slice only boneless unfrozen product with the slicer. Use the end weight to hold the food product in place. If the end weight is not needed, it may be stored out of the way by swing it forward behind the food chute and locking it on the retaining slot. 2. Make sure all knobs are tightened prior to using the slicer. 3.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AUTOMATIC SLICER OPERATION : BEFORE using the slicer in automatic, MAKE SURE that Auto Engage Lever in the “MANUAL” position 1. Make sure the slicer is turned “OFF”. Make sure Auto Engage Lever is in “MANUAL” position, the slicer thickness knob should be turned all the way clockwise and the food chute should move freely. 2. Pull the food chute completely toward you and load the food product. Swing end weight into position to secure food product. 3.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 7. To stop the auto drive only - Turn the Auto Engage Lever to the “MANUAL” position. CAUTION : The knife is still rotating even though the chute has stopped. 8. To turn slicer completely off and stop the knife, press the stop button. Press the Auto Engage Lever down to “MANUAL” position. 9. Using the Food Chute Handle, pull the food chute all the way toward the operator. Turn slice thickness dial all the way clockwise to close the slicer table.
CLEANING SHARP KNIFE TO AVOID SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY • BEFORE CLEANING, SHARPENING, SERVICING, OR REMOVING ANY PARTS, always turn slicer off, turn slice thickness dial all the way clockwise, remove chute and unplug slicer. • NEVER attempt to clean slicer with the knife running. • NEVER attempt to remove knife or knife ring guard for cleaning. Your slicer should be cleaned and sanitized as often as necessary or at least once per day.
CLEANING DISASSEMBLY & CLEANING : 1. Turn slice off. 2. Close thickness dial. 3. FOOD CHUTE : Remove the food chute by loosening the food chute release knob that fastens the food chute to the chute arm. Lift the food chute off the chute arm. 4. Unplug slicer. BE ALERT. THE NEXT STEPS WILL EXPOSE THE KNIFE. 5. Lift knife sharpener cover. 6. KNIFE COVER : While holding the knobs on the knife cover, pull up on the top spring loaded knob and lift upward to move (Figs.11-1, 11-2).
CLEANING CAUTION • DO NOT put components in dishwasher. • Dilute detergent per supplier’s instruction. • DO NOT hose down or pressure wash any part of the slicer. • NEVER use scrubber pad, steel wool, or abrasive material to clean the slicer. • NEVER remove sharpener from slicer or immerse in water. • Clean the disassembled components with a mild detergent and warm water solution. Allow parts to air dry. ALWAYS TURN OFF SLICER AND UNPLUG POWER CORD BEFORE CLEANING. 7.
CLEANING CAUTION DO NOT ALLOW MOISTURE TO GET INTO KNIFE HUB. 9. Now replace the knife cover on top of the knife. Align the bottom notches of the knife cover with the knobs located at the bottom of the knife ring guard (Fig.13-1). The top right of the knife cover also has a hole that fits over a locator pin at the top of the knife ring guard. NOTE : The slicer will not operate unless the knife cover is in place and secure. Fig. 13-1 10. Lower the knife sharpener cover. 11.
CLEANING REASSEMBLY : 1. Install food chute to the original position on the chute arm. Tighten food chute release knob securely to prevent any “play” between the food chute and chute arm. Fig. 14-1 2. Some manual slicers are equipped with a cleaning brace which raises the slicer to allow cleaning underneath. Push the food chute to the back of the slicer. Simply lift up the front of the slicer and full the brace completely toward the front of the slicer and lower the unit. (Fig.14-1) 3.
KNIFE SHARPENING SHARP KNIFE TO AVOID SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY • NEVER touch rotating knife. • ALWAYS keep hands clear of all moving parts. • ALWAYS turn off slicer, return Auto Engage Lever to “MANUAL” position, turn slice thickness dial completely clockwise and remove food chute before sharpening. • NEVER sharpen slicer unless all guards are installed. • ALWAYS make sure food chute is removed and Auto Engage Lever is in “MANUAL” position when sharpening automatic slicer. GENERAL : 1.
KNIFE SHARPENING PREPARING TO SHARPEN : Turn slicer off by pressing the stop button (Automatics only) or by pushing the on/off tab inward. Make sure Auto Engage lever is in “MANUAL” position. (Automatics units only) Fig.16-1 1. Turn slice thickness dial completely clockwise so that slicer table covers knife edge. 2. Remove food chute from slicer. 3. Clean and dry both sides of the knife before sharpening, following instructions for knife cleaning on pages 12 thru 16. BE ALERT.
KNIFE SHARPENING SHARPENING THE KNIFE : 1. Pull on knob #1 (Fig.17-1) keeping it extended. Also, hold onto lever #2 and swing sharpener in position by lifting upward. 2. Pull out knob #3 (Fig.17-2) 3. Turn knife motor on by pressing the start button. Push the lever counterclockwise (Fig.17-3) to bring stones into contact with the knife. Maintain pressure on the handle for 5-10 seconds. Be sure both stones are in contact with knife. Repeat operation until knife is sharp. Fig.
SIMPLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHARP KNIFE TO AVOID SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY • BEFORE CLEANING, SHARPENING, SERVICING, OR REMOVING ANY PARTS, always turn slicer off, turn slice thickness dial all the way clockwise, remove chute and unplug slicer. • NEVER touch this machine without training and authorization from your supervisor. You must be at least 18 years old. Read owner and operator manual first. • NEVER TOUCH KNIFE. Keep hands and arms away from all moving parts.
SIMPLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 1. Chute Slide Rods It is necessary to lubricate the food chute slide rods with mineral oil weekly or when it is hard to push. A. Close slicer table. B. Pull food chute handle completely forward (toward operator (Fig.19-1) C. Remove cap from oil container. Add several drops of mineral oil into the oil hole. D. Move the chute back and forth to spread oil on slide rods underneath. E. Wipe off excess oil. Fig. 19-1 2. End Weight Slide Rod A. The end weight slide rod(#1) (Fig.
OPTIMAL SLICING PERFORMANCE TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND YIELD FROM YOUR GERMAN KNIFE SLICER : 1. Read this entire manual before touching slicer and strictly follow all instructions and precautions. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SAFETY! 2. Lubricate the slicer per the instruction on page 21. 3. Maintain a sharp knife and replace as necessary. Never attempt to replace the knife yourself. We recommend replacing the knife at 11-1/4” diameter. (New knife is 11-7/8”) 4.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE POSSIBLE SOLUTION Slicer will not start Slicer not plugged in breaker tripped Plug-in slicer Re-set breaker at power box Chute speed light flashing “1” Knife cover removed or not properly installed Install knife cover The power indicator light will flash (Manual type).
LIMITED WARRANTY WARRANTY CLAIM: German Knife / Radiance warrants that the equipment, as supplied from the factory to the end-user, is free from defects in materials and workmanship. Should any part be found defective resulting from normal use within the defined warranty period, German Knife / Radiance will gladly dispatch an authorized service agency to repair and/or replace necessary parts under the following conditions.