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  1. Seaga and genesis are best..... NOT! 90% of my machines are wittern/seletivend. Which have served me well and I know them and there quirks. AZ has solid advice, but stay away from can serpentine style as it limits you. anything you get, I’d say make sure it’s USA based company, stacker style, and fully MDB compatible.
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  2. Learn how to diagnose and replace evaporator fans, condensor fans, and start components. You do not need certification for that. For me, that’s all the repairs I do. I do have a refrigeration card (cheap and easy to get), gauge set and recovery machine (that I got cheap off Craigslist) so I can legally top off refrigerant charges and scrap old machines. If the charge leaks out too quickly or if it needs anything major like a compressor I just send it off to be rebuilt. Costs 3-400 bucks. Actually doing repairs is too time consuming to be worth it.
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  3. Probably not, the older cabinets for satellite units were serpentine, but that is probably a six column stack, 3 front and 3 rear. Each column can hold about 2 cases of cans or 1 of bottles. Nice capacity for it's size actually. Just sold one not as nice looking as that one. I agree with your idea on the price offer.
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  4. If you have some other AP 66/7600s that haven’t been updated keep them as spares. Otherwise eBay the suckers.
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  5. Play with the door switch. It could be your problem
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  6. Heck no. Infowars.com
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  7. First get the account, then get machines to best serve the location. Lots of good used stack machines out there, stick to MDB and card capable. If a location can justify a glassfront, you might have trouble finding a good used unit without going to a refurbisher. New machines are really expensive especially for a startup vendor.
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  8. If you're new to the business then don't buy anything other than can vendors until you get some experience. Anything else will lead to slim to none profits as you learn to the point of having a clue.
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  9. The most reliable glassfront is the Bev Max 4 manufactured from 2014 to 2018.
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  10. It's a super good money maker, he just doesn't have time for it!
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  11. Yeah right. Fuse went out but didn’t have time to replace it. BS! Hopefully no one falls for it.
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  12. But be sure to have plenty of fuses because it sounds like it blows them frequently....
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  13. Absolutely none at all! What could possibly go wrong with a machine that works with raw oranges?
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  14. Unless I'm mistaken, It was a icing up on the evap. Compressor is cycling correctly so the relay is fine. I think there was some product being stored down by the evap blocking airflow that helps lead to iced up evaporator. Let us know how it's doing in a day or so.
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  15. Don’t forget gas and labor. I normally go up every January but in times like these yes , I’ve gone up because you have to , the companies producing your product aren’t eating the cost because they are running a business. Before I go up I explain the situation to my contact person and tell them that my product prices have gone up in the same way that their grocery bill has gone up and at the same time my gas bill has gone up . When you put it this way , they usually understand. I also put a typed note on each machine explaining the same things . I’ll sometimes get boycotted for awhil
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  16. Anything can fail but wait until someone else says something. It may be under warranty
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  18. I pay a guy to worry about my lawn, not that I am rich, just that I have spent enough time out of my life on lawn care already. However, your mower is 10 years old, it owes you nothing. You find joy in mowing, that's great. Treat yourself to a new push mower, maybe even a rechargeable electric! Or one with a built in margarita dispenser....
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  19. I hope I can still climb into a semi at 56. Vending has put a lot of knee surgeon's kids through college. I'm happy to walk my dog for a couple miles before my knees start clicking. It's vending, not rocket surgery so having a willingness to learn is 80% of the fight. Retaining that info is the other 21% : )
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  20. I used to repair the boards for those. My forklift always complained when I had to move that beast out of my way.
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  21. Those are USI machines, good equipment overall and should have plenty of capacity for a small to medium location. I see some tape supporting a broken coin return cup, that's an easy fix to replace. A missing selection in the drink machine might mean one column does not work. If that price is for both and everything works it's a little high but not horrible. The drink machine likely will not ever support a credit card reader if that is something in your future plans...
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  22. We will be presenting at the Nightclub and Bar show during that same week. I am assuming it's in a separate hall at the same convention center though. We will be showing our V21i (IoT vendor) as well as Cafe Uno (single serve coffee - https://www.vendoco.com/copy-of-vending-equipment), Lumillina (Super-chilled beverage cooler) and Eternal Vino (Wine preservation system and dispenser). https://www.vendoco.com/innovative-technology If you get tired of playing the free arcade game and find yourself at the NC&B, visit our booth #740.
    1 point
  23. You should be able to pull out on the outer camplate and then spin until you have the desired amount of open notches. In this case, it sounds like you're looking for 2 Deep. Standard PASSword is 4-2-3-1. Once you're passed that menu you should be able to access price setting. Manual is on our website. - https://515f3e44-bcef-4b52-99d8-6b4bd7c3b77d.filesusr.com/ugd/e49953_ab86859e747f4572aea051da29946f25.pdf Setup guides are also available on our website.
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  26. They are a dime a dozen now that lots of them are being upgraded. Be prepared to guarantee them if you sell them or you will get very little for them.
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  27. You will regret the .35 prices due to the more complicated change payouts.
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  28. The can shims (also used for 16.9 oz) are wider and have an obvious slant on them. Bottle shims are not as wide and don't have the slant. 20 oz will jam with can shims in the column. To prime the column, simply buy product out of the column after loading until drinks come out. If it's vending "every other time" in sales mode, that usually means the wrong cam setting. If it works with test vend from the programming (I never use this function), but skips in sales mode, that would lead me to believe there is a STS issue meaning a different column is vending. Doesn't make much sense.
    1 point
  29. If you are going to spend the time and money, then go to https://lsidepot.com/ and order something with a registered key that only you can order. Much better than a generic vending lock with thousands of keys in circulation. Some will say it's not worth the expense, but it's your business so your decision.
    1 point
  30. I'm understanding this to mean that he/she has equipment that isn't all mdb so they can't purchase a single mech that can act as a spare for the all of the equipment in the field. If possible, you will want to move everything to MDB so that you can have a single type of system you run and standardized replacement coin, dbv. Also, card readers require MDB so if you have any intent to move in that direction. you'll need to make that change.
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  33. Which government? There is a recent news report in the Wall Street Journal, but I am not sure if it was verified, that lab workers were treated at a hospital in November for extremely similar symptoms when the first reported infection was in December. The WHO is supposedly investigating, but you can guess if China will be forthcoming about it. But it looks like an accident. Possibly negligence. And there is that recent report that links the "experts" who were saying that anyone saying it was from the lab is a conspiracy theorist, actually had links, some financial, to the lab and it
    1 point
  34. The door power is at the lower left corner of the cabinet. Its a round rubber plug that pulls apart. It has two wires on each side.
    1 point
  35. You left out the important info about what products you are trying to vend. The one not vending could be bridged product or an over-sensitive drop sensor.
    1 point
  36. The parents of a friend of mine here in Lafayette got Covid at the same time: The father didn't make it. The mother is still recovering, this was 2 months ago. A friend in Natchez< MS got it, he's my age, was not a big deal, said it was like the flu for about a week, then took another 30 days to feel "normal". It's real, but it's also a political football, that's wrong.
    1 point
  37. The Bill Gates story was actually briefly on the news-forget what network. Google Bill Gates Wyoming raid. I believe the magnet deal is real. I have seen hundreds of videos on Tim Tok of people showing it.
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  38. COVID pandemic was a hoax. Fauci should be in prison when all the truth comes out. Looks like they raided Bill Gates Wyoming ranch a few days ago and found his pedo underground tunnels.
    1 point
  39. The coin mech is either, not seeing the 20 coins in each tube, not communicating tube levels to the board or the board is unable to recognize those levels. I would start by making sure the mech is working in another machine and work into the machine from there.
    1 point
  40. I take $20's in many machines with no problem. People spend the change once they get A pocket full of it and a 5 tube mech can make change for a lot of bills.
    1 point
  41. THAT'S where all the Yoo-Hoo has gone!
    1 point
  42. If the only thing freezing ice on it is the accumulator (large copper bulb in front of the evaporator) then you probaby have bad valves in your compressor. The accumulator is not supposed to get cold enough to freeze. If the valves leak back to the high side you will freeze the accumulator.
    1 point
  43. If the ice build up is complete around the evaporator, then it's either an air leak or motor not running or sensor/relay problem. If the ice is only on the top portion or bottom portion you may be low on gas.
    1 point
  44. It's been a while since I was in a bevmax but they still have glass, single use fuses right or have they moved to breakers? If you "pushed the 3 fuses and everything came back on..." , you need to take a closer look at those fuse holders (they are generally screwed or twist-locked into place. Like AZ said, a blown fuse does come back so if pushing them makes power reset, they either aren't secured or the holder itself is worn out only passing power intermittently.
    1 point
  45. Did you get any JC ( Jammed column ) errors?
    1 point
  46. Spirals are still profitable units, but as Mainor said, they are only worth it for certain locations. The biggest drawbacks to spirals, in my experience are the size of the unit (harder to locate), the volume of the unit (most will tie up between $100-$200 worth of gum, which will not sell out anytime soon), and sunlight. Sunlight is an absolute spiral killer. I have a great spiral location that has plenty of space and a swift gum trade, but because it's in direct sunlight, there's no way to sunscreen the product, so all the gum fades in a week or two. Downgraded to a smaller rack with a pair
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