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  1. https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/cia-vending-thefts?utm_term=.hiKVX5Lbz#.hjDG4v12q
  2. I think you would be crazy to install a soda machine on a wood or gravel base! What happens in a few years if the wood rots away and the machine falls over and crushes 7 year old little Johnnie. Do you think his parents will sue you? Would you be able to live with yourself? What happens in a few years if the rain washes away gravel and the machine falls over and crushes 7 year old little Johnnie. Do you think his parents will sue you? Would you be able to live with yourself? I say make a nice concrete pad 5 bags is less than $25.00 Walta
  3. Congratulations on removing the sensor from your machine! So what happens when you get a bottle of soda that had soda spilled on it and is now sticks in the vend gate and does not fall out? I bet if you vended this machine 100 times you would collect less than 97 products, even fewer if it was not leveled when installed. You do not want to spend the money to buy one sensor, but the people that build the machine spent the money to put one sensor in every machine. Dixie could have booked hundreds of thousands in pure profit if this sensor was unnecessary. As a matter of fact the few years of production Dixie started installing 2 sensors in every machine. Walta
  4. I disagree to my eye I see a SIID machine. 1 It is a very rare single price machine with the push button coin return button. 2 The window over the coin entry looks more like a credit display than a correct change lamp. Ask for a photo the model / serial number tag on the hinged side of the door. BY “door not be getting power” what do you mean? 1 the lights do not work? 2 the electronic display does not light up. 3 you measured the voltages and it was not getting to the door? If it is an SIID model the logic board could be missing. Is the coin mech present? Walta
  5. 648 make offal soda machines. 1 Holds very little product. 2 High maintenance costs. 3 Noise 648 are always loud but full of cans and bottles it is worse. If you really want to run the 648 then fix it. More than likely it just needs a good cleaning, pull the refer unit out and wash out the coils with a garden hose let it dry and put it back together. Walta
  6. Some will read your sign as “This truck carries CASH and zero security” or “CASH ON BOARD ROB ME”
  7. Everyone should understand the financial risks they are taking! Right now the ADA trolls are going after convenience stores for wheel chair ramps and hotel pools for lifts. It is only a matter of time before they start going after vendors. Before anyone mounts a card reader on an old machine take a few minutes to read the ADA vending rules. Basically any machine with a card reader must be in 100% compliance with the latest ADA rules regardless of the machines date of manufacture. Walta
  8. Vend the machine with coins and bills until you see the problem yourself. Only after you see the problem can you start to diagnose the fault. Walta
  9. The way this harness fails cannot be detected visually. The wires fail inside of their insulation and so there is no connection from one end of a wire to the other. If the wire is moves ever so slightly the connection is restored. Often moving the harness will change the machines symptoms.
  10. The most common problem with the early RVV was a bad harness it was one piece of wire from the logic board to the vend cup. The newer harness is made in 3 parts. I had one with a louse set screw on the left right motors pulley. The symptom sounds a lot like your description. If the problem is just one pair of shelf locations it may be missing the magnet behind the price tab. Walta
  11. The first rule of business is “if the customers can’t or will not pay for all costs plus a fair profit, we must go out of this business” There are lots of ways to lose money in the shipping department. 1 Shipping even small parts in envelopes is risky business. Yes the postage costs are lower than boxes but the trade off is will the sorting machines rip open the envelope and allow the parts to escape. Who pays for the lost parts? Who gets to deal with the PO customer that gets the empty envelope? 2 If you do not have smart focused people in the shipping department expensive mistakes get made and good people do not work cheap. How many minutes of labor do you think Vendnet has in entering, picking, boxing and shipping your $20 transaction? My guess is they lost money on this transaction. Walta
  12. The 5591 is the worst “food machine “ever sold. 1 The refer unit is controlled with a mechanical cold control getting it adjusted so it never gets below freezing and never gets over 42° will require several trips to the machine. 2 When you load the machine with 150 bottles soda of 90° soda from your truck you close the door of the machine if it fails to get the temperature in the machine below 42° within 30 minutes the it will go out of order with a health error. (note the refer unit in this machine is to small to pass this test). Then what will you do throw out the food or reset the error and sell the questionable product? 3 The baffle in the delivery bin is opened by the weight of the product. The one piece rubber baffle is great for soda but too heavy for food items to open. The multi part baffle made for food is often damaged by soda bottles. Walta
  13. My guess is the problem is the vend sensor. Photo eye across the delivery chute. It seems very unlikely that a BA fault would shut down the display. Try the machine with the BA disconnected. Walta
  14. If this machine has a slave snack machine attached and early software. This symptom has been seen, just because the menu for the snack is in the software does not mean it will work. Also a bad keypad with a stuck clear key will make display go blank. Walta
  15. 1 Make sure the door switch is working. 2 Open the door. 3 Press the mode button 4 Press the 1 key 5 The display will show the number of nickels the computer thinks, are present in the coin mech. 6 Press the 1 key to increase the number. Press the 2 key to decrease the number. Press the 0 key to change coin type. 7 press reset key to exit. Later versions of the software have a coin level option that will not skip all the steps in menu #5 Walta