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  1. The best thing about InOne boards is that you can mix micromech and MDB components. Its the only aftermarket board that does that. So you can still use your TRC-6000 mech and then an MDB validator (or not) and then still use a card reader which is MDB.
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  2. Versatile built some of Royal's boards before Royal switched to using Coinco boards, which coincidentally the early ones Royal used were the same as the the boards in the first generation of the USI CB700.
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  3. A&M is not a type of machine, they sell machines from different companies. Avoid imported machines such as Seaga, they have no parts or technical support and are poorly built. Any newer model US made machine from USI, Crane, or AMS would probably be a good choice. Get a machine that uses the MDB protocol for the validator, coin mech, and card systems. There are a lot of older machines out there you can get cheap that are pre MDB, and a lot of them are good, but they will not work with cashless (some can be upgraded but not all). Even if you are not planning to install card readers, buy for the resale value of having a machine that can handle them.
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  4. Wait, what? Cantaloupe has support? I know they have a support phone number but I’ve never actually got thru on it 😯
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  5. is it 24v MDB or 9pin? if its MDB, you can change to MEI 2512, and for credit card you can use payrange, if it 9 pin (usually 12v) then you would have a problem, as for the machine, if its working, let it work, no harm in updating or upgrading, if you need more help you can reach me 9one773one389one, send pics of what you got
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  6. The standard, most valuable reply is junk the machine. Do the world a favor and make it go away.
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  7. All good points with the past 2 posts on this subject. Does this guy wanting these machines know that you are 15 or did he just come across your website? I don't know many restaurant owners who would want to get into a contract with someone underage. Here are some other things to consider. Do you know how to fix video games? Things will break including monitors, etc. that will need to be serviced. If he is wanting 12-14 machines, you are also going to have to supply games probably like cranes, prize merchandisers, etc.. If you can't work on them yourself, are you going to be paying someone to fix them? Since you don't have a license, who will drive you to the location when stuff breaks down(which it will)? Normal contracts for games like this will include a split which is usually 50/50, 60/40, 65/35 type thing. I don't know any place that is going to sign a deal where they don't get any money until a minimum is hit. Sounds like you got a good head on your shoulders, but stick with your bulk vending for now until you have the capital to go ahead with a full game room of stuff.
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  8. I've been stocking up keeping extra inventory more than usual on most items due to these shortages
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  9. My experience with these machines is the seal between the deck and body of machine! Leaks! while it is running pass your hand between deck and frame. Everyone I worked on so far has leaked! Cold air! ca'jun
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  10. The condenser doesn't ice up. The evaporator is what you gave to check for ice. It can be difficult to see on a bevmax depending on the version. On mine, the evaporator is on the right side near the 4th tray. I think it's all enclosed on the bottom in newer models.
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  12. Call NBS (National Beverage Screenprinters). You can't get Coke signs but you can get generic ones. Coke doesn't license anyone to duplicate their signs.
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  13. I assume the carpet you removed was frost? If your evaporator isn't icing up again then it's probably not low on freon. Have you checked your cut-out temp?
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  14. I agree with azvendor here, especially now. Refrigeration work has gotten so expensive, it might only cost $100 difference between a repair and brand new deck. If you can get someone to add a valve and recharge it cheap (less than $150 initially, $100 for recharge), then it's probably worth it to recharge and run it as long as possible. If the compressor fails, replace it with a new deck or a working used one. I don't know if azvendor agrees with my rationale but things are different right now
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  15. A VendMaster bulk vending machine appears to be a new version of the the old 1-800 machines of the past. The 1-800s were good machines so hopefully this one works well for you. Since there are no foreign objects or hands inside the canister you don't need to clean and sanitize it frequently unless you are changing from a nut based candy to a non nut based candy or for some reason it just starts to look dusty or dirty. You can use a food grade sanitizer like such as Purell Food Service Surface Sanitizer after you remove all of the product. Just wipe down the insides. let it dry thoroughly and put in the new candy. I use the Purell on the outside of the machine as well especially to clean the chutes. If more substantial cleaning is needed swap out the canister, take it home, remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the canister, and hand wash all of the parts with warm water and Dawn dish washing soap. Dry thoroughly, reassemble and your back in business. Over the years I have had a few locations out of thousands ask me for proof of liability insurance. If they do just call your insurance agent and he can fax a certificate to them to keep on file. It is impossible to keep anything in public "sanitized". People who are freaked out by germs generally don't use bulk vending machines and people who do use them accept the risk. As I said before I use Purell on the outside as well. The key to better consumer confidence in your machine (and better sales) is to keep it as clean as possible. Make sure you are thoroughly cleaning the outside of the machine including the base every visit. Good luck to your daughter and you on the new endeavor.
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  16. The diagram is for the single price wiring. You do have some odd wiring next to the relay socket. All of the selection switches look like they have original wires on them. Is there a numbered wire loose from the top switch? I doubt that there is. Do the wires with the pink connectors next to the relay socket go to a switch on the outside of the door? If so then that is the free vend switch. If you remove that and the jumpers in the socket then you can put the relay in and it will be a normal single price machine again.
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  17. It's been replaced now for 10 days. I'm still going to get to the bottom of it someday.
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  18. Sounds like a bad board but it might be a bad power transformer. Find the wiring diagram and measure the voltage inputs to the logic board without the connector hooked up. If you're missing one or more voltages the transformer is the problem.
    1 point
  19. You probably need a baffle or an agitator especially if you are filling the machine all the way up but unfortunately there is no baffle (that I know of) for Vendstars because they have no center post. Vendstars were specifically designed for pan candies and that's why people have issues trying to vend gumballs of any size from them. I'm not sure how busy the location is but if you can get away with only filling the machine 1/4 to 1/2 way full it should reduce the product from bridging over the wheel but may not stop it completely. You may want to consider upgrading to a better machine if these mini gumballs are big sellers for you.
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  20. 100% to you, 0% to the prospective location, unless they have 100+ employees on location. What kind of location is this? You might be setting yourself up for a serious lesson in what not to do.
    1 point
  21. That depends on the tech that you chose. If you can trust the tech and his/her work, I would say that replacing the pump should save you some money and your unit SHOULD be good to go as long as the new pump lasts. If you're shooting in the dark with respect to technicians, I would spend the extra and purchase a new deck. Later, you can have the old deck repaired. This gives you a chance to try out a tech and begin to establish a relationship without having your equipment hanging in the balance and give yourself a backup deck for the next time this comes up.
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  22. Respectfully, I think you're trying to fix something that is part of the original design of the machine. There really is not a "problem" to fix. The button simply has to be held a little longer than one may expect. Consumers have gotten accustomed to that type of thing over the 30+ years that machine has been in the market so there really isn't a reason to start changing things now.
    1 point
  23. Can USAT tell you if you have enough signal strength? They should be able to see the RSSI number at their end. We the new reader initialized/registered?
    1 point
  24. That's a bit normal on old machines. Put a sign instructing customers to hold the button until the item vends.
    1 point
  25. try snack attack ryan 7one7-4ine3-two844 has mostly anything you need
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  26. I have been able to purchase new motors and vend switches for my 276e direct from Crane.
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  27. Thanks for the info.. I am getting mine up and running this month.. I am using a Bluetooth payment app by Pay Range and so far it works great in my coin laundry and soda/candy vendors..
    1 point
  28. There are no "refurbished" parts, just used ones. But you can try Vendors Exchange for new ones. I'm sure they are still available.
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  29. If it's a bevmax, you can buy a replacement piece for the entire curved section that will have a cutout for a card reader. Otherwise, you gotta deal with what you've got
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  30. Not yet.. Still getting it together... Had a heck of a time finding the proper cup size.. Will post results when I do get up and running
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  31. You wont want to pay the price of a new food machine even if one is available. $9000 anyone?
    1 point
  32. Being new to vending, I would like to offer a word of advise. Food machines are generally only offered to an account as a means of getting your snack and drink machines in the account. In many cases, a good location for food machines break even once service and wasted product are taken into account. If the account requires a cold food program, you would be wise to keep the expense of everything tied to that line (i.e, machine, product, maintenance costs) to a minimum so that your snack and drinks stand a chance to keep you in the black.
    1 point
  33. My notes say SL Studio should be 0068 firmware. You can get it at D&S Vending
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  34. You might try the Wittern group which makes USI machines. Vendors tend to shy away from food machines as they're a lot of work for little profit (usually). The only other US Mfg. is AMS as AP has been bought by Crane.
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  35. First step (after making sure there are no obvious physical defects in the connection) I would suggest is to check the switch with a meter. If it's good check the contact points on the board (where it connects to the board). If those both show continuity then it may be a board issue.
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  36. If they are not AMS or USI machines then they are imported junk. You need to know who built the machines. The naturals2go crap is just a graphics overlay on a vending machine, nothing more. There is also no way any machine was worth more than maybe 5K when they were new so that's how bad the seller got screwed. Real vending machines, not imported junk, will last 15 yrs or more if the factory still supports them with parts.
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  37. Yes, make sure the card reader is the first thing plugged into the MDB port on the logic board. Next, look through the manual to see if you have to enable a card reader protocol.
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  38. If I recall, my bevmax has either two mdb lines or one that's split. Either way, I'd wonder if you may need to just check your MDB connection again to make sure the card reader is "first" so the other components don't get it disabled.
    1 point
  39. Once you put an inone board in, you just need to use the mdb harness and (I think) set the board program to MDB mech. The way I'm doing it is I'll add the inone board and connect the card reader only to the MDB line. Then, when a mech or validator fails, I replace with MDB components. That's how I've been rationing my expenses when I'm not worried about taking large bills.
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  40. Yes, if it's MDB any MDB changer should work.
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  41. With the InOne board, I would use an mei CF7000 on the MDB port. But any good MDB changer should work.
    1 point
  42. AP also made good equipment. The 7600 and 113 are older non MDB but can be upgraded for 400 bucks. The 123 and 122 are solid machines and are MDB.
    1 point
  43. If the password doesn't let you into pricing and it actually says "LOCKED", you may need to pull the backup battery for a little while and reinstall. It was likely set and locked with a handheld. It's going to be a black or yellow box on the board. If you look closely, it will likely say SnapHat and have a dab of hot glue on either end to keep it from shaking loose from the board.
    1 point
  44. If the picker cup goes straight to the delivery port most likely the hookswipe is set too high. Beyond a certain number, this is what happens. Secondary problem could be the product sensor in the picker cup needs upgraded/replaced, but can be turned off.
    1 point
  45. Try 4 2 3 1, if that doesn’t work press 4 again at the end. 1 being the top selection button and 2 under that and so on.
    1 point
  46. Review this thread for your symptom: https:/vendiscuss.net/topic/28938-Wittern-3577/
    1 point
  47. Can you get the cable without being an authorized service center? I know that you have to be an ASC to get the software, legally anyways. I know we arent allowed to sell them at the ASC I work at.
    1 point
  48. Don't do a pin because you won't know how to fix it.
    1 point
  49. I couldn't understand why you are writing like this, then I looked at your Username and it all made sense. Feel free to have the last word, I won't respond to people like you any further.
    1 point
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