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  1. A Single Price coin mech ( Mars TRC 6800H ) should not enable the DBV to accept (or even engage the transport motors in the DBV) without the lower tube sensors for at least Quarters and Nickels covered. If the DBV is enabled, the coin level should not be an issue. If the bill is accepting and spitting it out, that is failure to validate due to bill inserted incorrectly, sensor issues or just a picky DBV. Clean the upper and lower track sensors with alcohol (evaporates and is not corrosive to plastic), make sure your belts aren't so worn that they can't grip a bill without slipping. In
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  2. Is that 2 machines in each laundry room or 1 combo per? If it's 1 combo per room, you will likely spend more time and resources keeping those machines filled than the value of your time. Combos don't hold a lot so the have to be filled often. Apts tend to be tough on equipment as they're not well secured and tend to get trash and debris forced into coin slots and bill accepters shutting your machine down. Service calls will be pretty constant for stuck coins and vandalism. Not saying it's an absolute but definitely worth considering. If possible, find out who had the location before
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  3. Oh boy, here we go. The 5 dirty words "..best type of combo machine".
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  4. I was speaking to the link they shared for the used equipment reseller on Craigslist. I saw a lot of branded equipment in those photos.
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  5. Be careful talking to Coke if Coke believes they can make a sizable profit on this account they will sent their Salesman to out bid you. I have seen this happen They are a big company with lots of resources. The way Coke will do this is offer nice new signs and advertising to the fairground. I have been in the vending business for 30 years and have seen the big bottlers take accounts from independent vendors the excuse is while we gave the account all the free signs and the soda machines so we might as while service the Machines our self and please always remember Coke and Pepsi will com
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  6. Coke is getting ridiculous with their prices.
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  7. I firmly believe that vending machines have a long long way to go before they become almost completely obsolete. The issue with micro markets is security. Vending machines are generally more secure and smaller locations just don't justify micro markets. I see crane exiting the market soon (just a hunch) but vending will remain strong in the 20-75 person locations. And, frankly, the 20-75 person locations are my bread and butter. Due to my metro area being the way it is, there's almost exclusively really small vendors with a handful of machines and much larger companies that won't settle f
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  8. See, we’re on this thing called a forum, not a tech questions only helpline. It’s almost as if a forum if a place to discuss things. And it’s almost as if that thing doesn’t have to be a question.
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  9. The TRC6010 you installed is likely burned out because you unknowingly supplied it with 110 VDC. If it didn't pop when you plugged it in, it will as soon as an acceptor or payout solenoid fires. That issue was pretty common at the time and is why the 15 pin versions of coin mechs were created. Below is an overview of those basic options. Mars TRC6000 or Coinco 9300L = 110 VDC - 12 pin harness Mars TRC6010 or Coinco 9302L = 24 VDC - 12 pin harness Mars TRC6010XV or Coinco 9302LF = 24 VDC - 15 pin harness
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  10. Let us have a moment of silence for those stuck in traffic on their way to a gym to ride a stationary bicycle.
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  11. When you say "fairgrounds" I get the image of a place that hosts special events, so your machines will only be used during events, would that be correct? So the first concern I have is the location worth the effort? How many and what type of activities go on, and will there be food trailers or other competition? Since they already have a vending operator, they probably will want the existing machines replaced one for one, so you should also evaluate the current placement. If there is a commission structure in place, will they share any revenue numbers with you to help gauge the sales histo
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  12. I'm itching to read Randy's response.
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  13. No manual needed for a single price machine. Put coins in the coin tubes and some product in a column and it should accept money.
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  14. Try to program the cassette. Press <menu> then <cassette> then D C A, then <accept> I'm assuming the unseen tube E is nickels, making it a DCA setup. If that doesn't work, send for repair
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  15. To accept more than 1 bill you will need to set a "phantom price" of $3.00 on selection A-10 (it doesn't exist in that machine). You need to fill the coin mech with change.
    2 points
  16. I originally asked because there used to not be a combined manual, but just found one. https://rc.cranems.com/Uploads/E-Model%20Series%2090%20Single%20Price_SIID%20Service%20Manual%20760.11.pdf For more detail on the single price electronics (not this particular machine but single price is pretty much the same no matter the machine or brand) https://vendiscuss.net/files/file/114-dixie-narco-series-90-service-training/
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  18. Apple leisure posted yesterday about wanting to unload some equipment. Maybe PM him?
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  19. My input... Those prices seem a little steep if only for equipment cost. It's not so bad if it includes delivery
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  20. Unless it's extremely visible and consider a good place for market share, I doubt that Coke would undercut. They want to sell syrup with as little overhead as possible. If they can sell syrup and have branding in a place where a 3rd party will (1) purchase that syrup at a markup and (2) pick up the product and (3) fill and maintain the machine without Coke labor, that is a win across the board.
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  21. Don't be surprised if Coke says no though they will generally be more willing the more machines you need to install. They will also like the idea of replacing Pepsi. Keep in mind there will be minimum product purchases to meet and maybe a lease fee per machine. This could also be a boondoggle if Pepsi ignores them because sales are real low or very up and down. You have to assume that they began by giving better service, so why aren't they now? That's the $64,000 question. Also, that CL ad is spamming everyone all over the country.
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  22. So I was approved by the fairgrounds board, and now they're just waiting to mutually terminate the contract with Pepsi. They're upset that Pepsi isn't delivering product frequently enough (the fairgrounds is stocking the machines, they also no longer want to do that) and the machines are constantly staying empty for long periods of time. I won't be paying a commission. They have events with food trucks, and without. They want the snack machines for when they don't have food trucks, that way they'll still have some sort of food there (like during gun shows or precious metal shows etc.).
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  23. I might know a guy who had a lot of lektrovends I will give him a call after I run my route tomorrow it will be good to talk to him again Their is a saying in the South Old venders never die their board’s just burn out!
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  24. It's only 2 screws from underneath. There are 3 different gates: left, center, and right.
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  25. There was a company in TX that worked on these until they got out of vending repair some time back. It's possible that they still have some parts as they worked on Lektrovend regularly. Try 972-445-1358 and ask Stacie. She can tell you one way or the other. Worth a try at least.
    1 point
  26. There are two pieces you need to connect the MEI bezels to the USAT telemeter, an adaptor and a 5 volt power supply. Not expensive and both available from USAT online: https://store.usatech.com/collections/eport-parts-and-products/products/step-down-power-supply-cable-for-eport-g8-and-g9 https://store.usatech.com/collections/eport-parts-and-products/products/serial-connector-cable-for-the-mei-3-in-1-4-in-1-bezel-to-connect-to-step-down-power-supply-for-g8-and-g9-telemeter Remember, the MEI bezels will only fit on the MEI validators. Just replaces the normal bezel, no wiring co
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  27. Just checked one in my warehouse, it has a SN decal on the rear of the cabinet (upper corner) and another inside the cabinet on the upper left side wall. Did not see anything on the door other than the exterior metal plate.
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  28. Oh ok. Have you replaced PLCC eproms before? The are simple but, like anything, can be done incorrectly. Find the Eprom on your board and locate the removal access slots on opposite corners. (See below). I prefer people use removal tools as they will help prevent damage to the eprom's socket. Prying against the corners of the socket can split it possibly rendering the board useless. Note the orientation of the eprom you remove and put the replacement in the exact same way. There will be a divot on the chip marking Pin 1 as well as one of the 4 corners of the chip will be cut at a
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  29. If you are going to get refurbished, I recommend a 501E, a Vendo v21, or a Royal 650. There are other good models as well and we can always tell you if a model is a good one or not but those 3 listed models are what I consider to be "future proof" meaning you can probably use them for quite a long time even at busier locations as you move on up. A machine such as a 501T (not to be confused with a 501E) may be single price, it may have an SII board in it, or even an SII-D board in it. Depending on what's in it, the condition of it, and the price of it, it could be a great option but it is NO
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  30. Aside from the shims, check to see if there's another cam setting that will give you 3 notches (narrow columns only). You should see 3 notches now, but you may need a different setting fine is available.
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  31. Vendors Exchange and D&S Vending are both in Cleveland. If you don't know what you are doing then stick to can soda to start with until you know if you even like the world or vending machines. You will find that the machines have a long learning curve, that they do malfunction, that they need to be moved professionally and that it's not easy to find profitable locations.
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  32. Ok I think I’m going to go with the 501E American flag best option I think out of all 3?
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  33. Thanks 😂 every thing I own start with king it’s my brand 😂
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  34. Yes, that's a 501E but it might be the taller 600E (7 " taller) which you don't want. The height may be deceiving in the pic. You need to change your name since you won't be the King of anything vending for a loooong time.
    1 point
  35. i order for bills to be accepted, there must be at least $5 in coins in the coin mech, the bill acceptor will flash and work without them, but will not accept, also there must be product in machine, if you do not have product, just hold the pedals down and see if the motors react when you press a selection
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  36. I'm going to disregard what everyone else is saying here... although the lights could be burned out, it appears that all but one selection has product in it so it's not sold-out. Since the bezel on the validator flashes, that also tells me that the coin mech is telling the validator is good to go. I think your problem is that you have a bad validator. I think you have a MAG validator in there and another MAG would be a drop-in replacement but you could also get a mars 2511/2501 with the power harness (it should connect to the coin mech). If it tries to take in bills but rejects them, then
    1 point
  37. The coin mech needs to have some change in the tubes, a price has to be set, and at least one column has to have product loaded above the sold out switch before the machine will accept money. The sold out switches are activated by the paddles in the front of each column. When the product level drops below the paddle, it lifts up (spring loaded) and depresses a switch above the vend motor. There will still be one row of product below the paddle that will not vend until the column is reloaded. Will need at least two lines of product to get a vend, three is better. There is no drop senso
    1 point
  38. awe come on, you took the fun right out of it
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  39. I agree with AZVendor and AngryChris. Either the probe for the thermostat is damaged or not placed correctly or the diagram is stuck keeping the compressor engaged regardless of temp in the cabinet. This keeps the compressor running and will start to pop sodas. That's when the real fun begins.
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  40. Easiest way is to secure on the tops. Some black RTV will patch the holes nicely when you are done.
    1 point
  41. Good idea but since stolen equipment tends to migrate out of their original areas, I would suggest contacting Royal with the serial number/asset tag. They should be able to tell you who originally purchased it. Then contact that bottler ( which may or may not be local to you ) to see if that serial is still active in their system. They can tell you if it's in their system or been depreciated and sold or scrapped. If you haven't already, you might consider checking the machine after it's been running for a day or so. Used equipment tends to have refrig issues like freezing up which wo
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  42. Buy a bunch of stuff with nickels and quarters. Mech needs change.
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  43. I know this may seem like a good idea but the truth is most people have their own masks these days. Sure there will be some people who forget their masks but I don't think there will be enough to give you any significant volume and would ultimately be a waste of your time and money. I'm not sure what your business plan is but AZVendor hits the nail on the head when he refers to "tried and true" methods for success in vending. If you are wanting to make any significant income in bulk vending then you need a lot of locations and you need to stick with gumballs, candy, toys, or bouncy
    1 point
  44. Machine is either a Dixie Narco 369 or 501, depending on whether it is a 2 Can deep or 3 can deep. You should be able to use a MEI 2(11 w/harness that goes to coin mech for power. MEI 6800-H coin mech has the extra harness for power
    1 point
  45. If you're a LEO, you really truly believe that with all the wackadoodles you deal with on a daily basis... the world would be a safer place if they all had guns? People can't co-exist without massive amounts of conflict. You step on someones foot in the wrong area, and they want to fight you. Look at someone weird and they want to fight you. Tell someone you're not going to give them a cigarette, and they pull out a box cutter and slash you. All of these people feel they should have the right to carry a gun. You honestly in your heart of hearts think the world would be a safer place if t
    1 point
  46. This is exactly the type of guy we should all be worried about having a gun. Let me illustrate my point. Let's take a look at firearm death rates per 100,000 in the UK, and Canada, where "all manner of firearms are removed from within the borders". Let's compare that to the United States, where any idiot can get a gun. http://www.gunpolicy..._000_people/194 Now, let's take a look at the number of gun deaths that occur, just so we can get a good overview of the magnitude of the problem. http://www.gunpolicy..._gun_deaths/194 Yes, it is absolutely without a doubt an issue of firearms.
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  47. I had a Theft problem on a A&A rack at a local diner, they would go after the 2inch machines only. i guess easyier and not as noticable as pulling the 1inch ones apart and dumping quarters out upside down I ended up doing a few things to prevent and still look good I added two flat screws to the fold down coin mech door so i would have to take the two screws out first then it woud fold down i came back to the screws on the floor.. then i now know someone has a key/keys i changed the locks, next month they screwdriver spun the locks so not to be defeated i ordered http://www.pima
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