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  2. I can confirm. Ordered some parts today. Asked and they said no more new production and no plans to resume.
  3. new royals are no more...
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  5. OR the #3 selection button could be slightly pushed in. I've that happen a few times.
  6. I have a Crane 497 that has only one selection that will not work right. E5 says to choose another selection when pressed after putting money in. It just doesn't do anything. However, then I test the motor it works just fine. Connections on the back of the tray seem good (thus it works during testing), but it will not vend when the correct amount or more of money is inserted and credited to the machine. Every other selection in the machine works just fine. What could cause this on just one selection??
  7. Is this a new (used) factory original board or a brand new aftermarket UCB or inOne? Also, did the old board work with change?
  8. I have a guy that refurbishes machines, and he told me that he would be on the lookout, but he hasn't found anything yet. I have been looking for used Outsiders, but they are few and far between. For this account, I am willing spend up to $2000 on a machine, but the AMS outsider is $5000+ and used the lowest I have seen is $3500.
  9. Is there a way enter data as to how many of each item is currently in the machine and set an alert when the level gets down to a certain point? I've tried playing around with it, but I cannot figure it out, unless I am missing something. Thanks!
  10. There is no space on the property to put it inside. The market is temporary it was only to hold them over until I could get them a combo machine. They don't really want the hassle of stocking and dealing with food in the market. They will switch it to sundries and phone chargers if I can find them a machine.
  12. Can’t you put the machine inside? Also, it sounds like any sales you’ll have will be temporary. Once the pandemic is over you’ll have competition from the mini mart, unless they agree to shut it down.
  13. unfortunately, i believe the outsider is the only option available. Have you looked for used equipment?
  14. First time poster, but long time follower of this forum. I have an account with a DN501E outside covered in a nook its setback but it does get direct sunlight for 5-6 hours a day. Its a exterior corridor motel, but it is ran well therefore there has been no theft or damage in these years. Mostly construction workers during the week and travelers during the weekend. Its basically in the middle of nowhere with nothing around it but some restaurants, gas stations and a Dollar General near it for 10 miles. After 9:00 PM everything around it closes therefore no food or drinks. The soda machine does decently well because of this. Last year while they were doing renovations, the owner inquired whether we would be able to switch out the DN501E with a combo unit with some snacks. At the time, I did a little research, but wasn't able to find a cooled combo machine that would handle this type of environment with 5-6 hours a day of direct sunlight. The owner just wanted to stock some chips and crackers to satisfy a need for late nights snacks. At the time, I told the owner that I couldn't find a cooled combo machine, and I would be on the lookout for one. While they were renovating their office/lobby they set up a small snack market with some chips, popcorn, candy, mac and cheese boxes, and they set up a small fridge where they have me stock the same sodas as in the machine for those who get their drinks and snacks together. Due to COVID-19, they have since closed their lobby and now sell these snacks and drinks through the window. Its become an extra work for them to wait for the customer to decide what they wants and how many. They really want a combo machine to reduce the number of items in their market rather than keep stocking snacks and having to worry about expiration dates. What kind of machine would you guys suggest for this location. I have researched new machines like the AMS Outsider which it way too much for this location. The machine has to be a combo able to sell cans and water bottles with a cooled snack area for chips, crackers (Oreos is apparently a good seller), and some candy and the ability to fit in the dimensions of a DN501. I appreciate all suggestions.
  15. I keep trying with cold food because large locations want it, but I have yet to make it work. The virus shutdowns have killed my food machines right now, but before that I had to discontinue at one location because the bosses held meetings in the break room and thought the machine was too loud, so they would just unplug it.... yes, they would plug it back in when they were done, but the health sensor would shut down sales. So the employees thought the machine was broken and sales fell off even when it was restocked and reset. After about 5 times in 10 weeks I turned the machine off and discontinued stocking it, management did not notice for over 3 months until I mentioned it while discussing something else... bottom line: they will pressure you for it because it costs them nothing, but they don't really care that much in many places.
  16. Replace the motor on column 3. It has a bad brake and is probably not actually stopping in the home position. Your spring may not be correct for that motor - there were different springs on different style motors.
  17. See if you can talk the location into frozen food, with only 1 food location a fresh machine will kill you eventually
  18. VE only has a replacement door at this time
  19. True betrayal is the sudden urge to take a dump immediately after showering.
  20. I vend 16.9 oz bottles in the can product stop settings in my 660s without problem. Maybe you should try that rather than the 20 ounce bottle settings.
  21. My coke machine is not working after moving it. It is a Dixie 360/210-6 single price. It has the red/white cam motors. When I enter $1 it gives correct change of $.50 but then immediately kicks out column 3 and vends. This happens even when I empty column 3 and have product in the others. I noticed the spring was missing from the brake on column three and it was not returning to home but I've replaced the spring and cleaned up the cam motor and made sure I have current hitting my switches. The switch returns to home now after vending but column 3 kicks on as soon as I get a credit from a dollar. I've removed the door switch selection for #3 and get the same result. I've also moved the motor relay switch to column 4 but get the same issue with column 3 kicking on. Now when I moved the whole column 3 wire harness to column 2 my issue moved to column 2. Where do I look now?
  22. Older Merlin boards and even some newer ones are not $5 capable. You can check with Royal to see if there is an eprom that might make it work but I can't remember if one was available or not. The shims (formed metal ones) fit on the left side wall in the only slots you will see there. This is down low on the side wall.
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  24. The keypad may be unplugged, check the connectors. I would suspect the coin mech overall, if it's bad or a coin is jammed in a accept gate you may not be able to see it but it will shut down the whole operation as you describe....
  25. Hello I bought a royal 650 merlin 4 on CL recently for a new account and have 2 questions. First how or where the hell do I put the 16.9 oz shims on the machine? I see 4 lines to the left of the black vending but having a hard time seeing just exactly how they go. I bought mine from snackattack vending if you want a picture of what I'm talking about. Another question is the machine is not taking $5s I've tried 2 different validators and both didn't even attempt to take the $5s is there something I have to enable on the machine to make it accept $5s? I had a crane GPL that I had to enable on the machine for it to take $5s Hope you guys can help. Thanks!
  26. Bad mech or logic board. Check it with a coin mech first but make sure it's the same model, either MDB or a 12 pin 24v coin mech.
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