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    So you don’t have to haul the bulbs around you can trace out the two wire plug (black & white wires I think) & just unplug it.
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    Cleaning Condenser fins

    If I don’t have them on location I take them to the car wash. Air compressor & shop vac combo help to reduce the dust. Even more portable is a leaf blower. I’ve also used condenser cleaner & a brush that I bought at Home Depot. Has a lemon scent to it.
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    Mei bill validator

    Does it have a sticker for the 2008 $5 bills? It may not have been updated.
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    Lighting for Machines

    I have used these LED lights successfully a few times. The are cheap, have adhesive tape & can be applied to whatever you need pretty simply. They are dc, so I typically find an old phone charger, clip the end & solder the ends to the points on the tape. Then I wire in a outlet to the existing black & white wire in the machine & plug the phone charger into the outlet. I have found it is best to split the tape up instead of running one long strip. The weight tends to cause it to come unglued. I’ve done it on older polyvends, nationals, APs & a royal. They are bright and look great. Usually thrift stores have tons of chargers that they can’t sell you can get for cheap. LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip, 300 Units SMD 2835 LEDs, 12V DC Non-waterproof, Light Strips, LED ribbon, DIY Christmas Holiday Home Kitchen Car Bar Indoor Party Decoration (Daylight White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSF65MC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UjyKBbB9DF3BD
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    Sii taking credit cards

    I don’t know how well these work or if they’ll apply to the Sii. I’ve been curious about them. http://stores.vendorstech.com/sem-sp1-single-price-to-mdb-conversion-kit-dex-credit-card-readers-supported
  6. Looks like you are missing your side spacer. Should be the same in the others. The fall out when moving some times.
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    I have been using Pledge on the outsides of machines. Especially tuff fronts. It seems to repel the dust build up & gets down in the texture. It also works good on the selves, especially where bags tend to stick. Soda machines that are really nasty I take to the car wash, just avoid shooting the validors, changers or motors. The car wash also works well on caked refrigeration units. I usually let them dry out before plugging them in. If I can’t wash the refrigeration units, I usually blow them out with an air compressor or lately my leaf blower since it’s easier to get around.
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    Credit card reader compatible

    lol, yeah we have Craigslist in the area, but rarely options like that. But thanks for the heads up.
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    Credit card reader compatible

    Gotcha, good points on the capacity and multiprice. So where are you getting those kinds of machines for around $350?
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    Credit card reader compatible

    There are upgrade kits out for older machines. Here is one, I believe, for the snack: http://stores.vendorstech.com/inone-control-board-upgrade-kit-for-usi-3013-3014-3015-no-drop-sensors/. I have been looking at a upgrade kit for another model of machine, but I have no experience with them. Maybe some of the people on here with give some input. I also stumbled across this the other day that gives single priced soda machines credit card abilities: http://stores.vendorstech.com/sem-sp1-single-price-to-mdb-conversion-kit-dex-credit-card-readers-supported/. Again I have no experience so I would love input. These conversions are expensive, but depending on your accessibility to newer machines, may be cheaper in the long run. Just a thought that would like some experienced input.
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    Dixie Narco DNCB 522 conversion to bottle

    Thanks seemed like I had trouble with those, but I may have been thinking of the older single price.
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    Dixie Narco DNCB 522 conversion to bottle

    I don't think you can go two deep with the bottles, think a 600 is the only one that can (if I remember correctly). If the bottle sit side by side in each column then you'll want it set for to drops. So should be two valleys exposed. If you look at the inner door there should be a diagram that tells you which setting for single depth.
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    Dixie Narco DNCB 522 conversion to bottle

    Imtgey are the same diameter as a can so there is no change there. Move the back spacer up enough that the bottle engages the sold out flap, but not too tight or you’ll get jams. Then adjust the spacing on the motor cam to single drop for narrow columns & double drop for wide columns
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    Credit not cancelling

    It’s typically just one switch, my experience has been the switches closest to the sides of the motor cover. Usually a can will bust when loading & that syrup will get in the switch. Interestingly, I have seen switches that are very hard to catch because the machine warms up enough with the door open that it won’t stick until it gets good & cold again. Glass cleaner usually works well on the switch.
  15. Had one that was doing something similar. I tried adjusting the pins in the back and shimming up the boards. Finally realized the the latch on the left side was flipped around and wasn’t catching. I’ve also seen where the rollers wear and start to sag so it doesn’t make connection.