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  1. Thank AZ, You did it again! You solved my problem. You are a treasure of information. I fixed the problem with your help. What confused me is that the design of this wide column is for it to oscillate back and forth and not rotate in one direction. regards, Frank
  2. Thanks Chris, It does have the gasket. I tried over and over to change the rotor to different positions, but it kept doing the same thing, 1/2 turn CW, 1/2 turn CCW. I guess I just have to keep trying. I wish there was a trick to get it right.
  3. I must be retarded. I wanted to swap two Dixie Narco motors to trouble shoot a problem. I pulled the two motors out but when I mount them back in the machine, the can carriers turn 1/2 turn clockwise, then 1/2 turn counter clockwise. What did I do wrong? Here are pictures of the motors. It must be something to do with the motor shaft extension arm. Please help. I just spent 2 hours trying different things. thanks, Frank Orange,CA
  4. Hello AZVendor

    I have a similar issue when I send emails to AZ. He is quick to say he will sell you the part you need, but when I email him multiple times at rbepic4gatgmaildotcom he does not respond. Maybe his email service is unreliable? Good Luck, Regards, Frank frank_hamann@live.com
  5. AP Snackshop II Problem

    Hi AZ. I sent you an email a week or so ago and have not seen a reply. Do you have the control board I need? thanks, Frank
  6. Here is the happy ending to this story. I changed the keypad and the problem has been solved. Thanks to all who help me figure this one out. Regards, Frank Hamann
  7. I have a Dixie Narco bottle drop glass front drink machine model DN5591 with the following problem. It has been working fine for at least a year. Today it was not working. When I pressed any key on the key pad to make a selection, it would beep but would not display the number or letter I pushed. The "welcome" message "Have a drink today" continued to be displayed. When I put in a bill, the bill would go in, but come back rejected. When I opened the machine and entered the service mode by pressing the service button, it would say "service mode" but when I pushed any key on the keypad, it would select the function for keypad button 1 only. Does this sound like a bad keypad or a bad control board? Any other ideas? thanks for your help, Regards, Frank Hamann Orange, CA Just for reference, here are two photos of the keypad. It comes in 2 parts.
  8. AP Snackshop II Problem

    I tried 2 other coin mechs with no effect on the problem. There is still a 10 second delay between dropping in the coin, and the credit showing up on the display. Does anyone know where I can buy a control board for this AP model 2099 snack machine? Here are photos.
  9. Thanks Rickie, Good advice that I did not think of. This time the bad guy won. Remember the famous words of John Lennon: "All we are saying, is give thieves a chance!"
  10. Hi guys, Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I have decided not to let it get me down. I will tell my repair man who referred me to this seller what happened so he does not make any more referrals for him. I did not contact the seller or the police. regards, Frank Hamann
  11. Snach Shop II bill problem

    Hi AZ, I am helping Ckingcope123 (my friend Aaron) in trouble shooting this machine. Today we confirmed that the problem is not with the bill validator (VN 2511), or the coin mech (Coinco 9302-LF, 24 volt, 15 pin), That leaves the bill validator interface kit. As you can see from these photos this board is made by "Versatile Control Systems." Just to recap the problem: AP Snackshop II Model 435. When a $1 bill is entered, the display shows $1 and then a split second later it shows $2. The machine works normally when coins are used. Any ideas on what we should do? Do you have a replacement board you can sell us? thanks, Frank and Aaron
  12. I would like some advice on how to respond to this case. Background: On June 8, I was referred by my trusted vending machine repair man to a client of his that was selling his vending route. I contacted the seller and he told me he wants to sell his entire route of 15 locations. I told him I was interested in one of his accounts, and possibly others at a later date. The account I was interested in is at two retirement homes owned by the same company with two snack, two soda and one combo machine. The seller told me he has had the account for 8 years, but could not provide specific sales data since he never kept written records of his collections for specific locations on his route. He estimated that the account grosses about $200 to $250 per week. His asking price was $7000 for this one account. The five machines are old, and are probably worth about $2500 in total. He took me to see the locations. He seemed to me to be an honest and open person who answered my questions in a reasonable fashion. When we visited the locations, the bill boxes were empty, since he said he had just collected the machines a few hours before. I told him I was interested in the account if I can confirm the gross sales. We agreed to come back one week later to count the money in the machines. One week later, on June 15, we checked the machines and I counted about $250, which was within what he had said his sales typically are. Based on this collection, the next day, I went with him to meet the manager, and close the deal. I paid him $7100 which included the product in the machines and some coins in the coin mechanisms. The next day, on June 16, I filled the machines. I checked on the machines a few days later and everything seemed fine, although the sales seemed low, but I did not count the money. On July 4, eleven days after I had filled the machines, I checked them again and noticed that sales in this eleven day period was only about $140, it should have been closer to $300. Today, 22 days since I purchased the machines, I collected and filled the machines. The total collected was $292. It should have been between $600 and $750. Conclusion: I believe that he stuffed the bill boxes to trick me into buying this location for $7000. What should I do now? Thanks for your advice.
  13. Snach Shop II bill problem

    Wow, that's a tough problem. I would guess that somehow the bill acceptor is sending two pulses instead of one when the $1 bill is entered. I suggest changing the bill accpetor. Any other ideas?
  14. I have a Snack Shop II Model 2099 with the following problem. If I insert a bill, the machine works normally. If I insert coins, the coins are accepted, but the display won't show the credit for about 10 seconds for each coin. If you insert the coins after each is accepted (10 seconds), everything is fine. If you insert the coins before the display shows the credit, the coin just falls through to the coin return. What could be causing this? The coin mech is Coinco, 24 volt, and the bill acceptor is a Coinco BA. regards, Frank Orange, CA
  15. Hi AZ, Who sells the t-handle lock covers? Are they easy to install? This is for a recessed t handle on a DN drink machine. thanks, Frank