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  1. moondog

    Mars TRC-6800H sensors

    I've found through a great deal of trial and error that the Coinco mechs are much more reliable (unlike their BA's). If you can't fix this one try a 9302GX instead - rock solid mech.
  2. Probably cause they didn't want to see their machines at the bottom of the bayou πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž
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    Help with 9302-L

    You'll need to get us the model of that Royal as the controls are on the first four selection buttons after you press the mode button on the control board. Most Royals will require that you use the password (4321) and hit enter which changes with various models.
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    What happened to all that stuff you've been hoarding
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    My dream girl

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    Royal 660 Break in

    Easy there From your post it did sound like they may have been Coke assets. It's all too common for store owners with Coke machines to just sell them off to some unsuspecting person. Next time don't take the guy's word for it but call Coke yourself and verify that the machines are no longer their assets. Unfortunatley this kind of stuff happens a lot - we had a local vending service guy end up taking a short (all expenses paid) vacation because he got caught with a yard full of stolen machines. He'd been buying them from some crook who was stealing them. Randy at Vending World will not buy any machine that is bottler logoed for this same reason. And that lock is a core lock - the absolutely easiest one to drill out. There are several small pins you can see in the slot and any crook with a pocket sized battery powered drill can have one open in less than ten minutes. I know I've done it on one of my machines where the lock failed - thank god it wasn't a Medeco or I'd probably still be there
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    Royal 660 Break in

    New locks are cheap enough to avoid any future break-ins. If I had to do it all over again, I'd spend the extra money on Medico locks (available with an exclusive key if you buy like twenty of them). As it stands, I cheaped out and went with the Cobra locks which are scary easy to drill out. But any time I'm dealing with a sketchy location, I spring for a Medico. It's odd that the key numbers were stamped on the outside - must have been some old bottler machines you got. You made a smart move buying the Royals but you'll need to construct a screen for the rear hole for that 804 you're sticking outside. Otherwise you may find the deck full of leaves and trash.
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    What are they and how much pay. Again

    While Wittern machines are far from my first choice ( having refurbished a couple and nearly came up short some digits ) I'd definitely think twice about buying a three wide unless you have a location that really needs it. Most good locations will require a five wide minimum.
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    Royal 660 Break in

    Very strange, Obviously they were not too sophisticated or they would have known they couldn't access any cash by breaking the glass on the Rowe ( unless they just wanted a snack ) My guess is that they were able to access the lock catch with a long rod and release it if the barrel was pointed up. I have several of these machines (but not here) so I'd try and mount the lock barrel with the catch to the side or bottom. You say it's a bottler machine so they may not want to replace this machine in that location. It's bad news when somebody can break out a torch in a location without being seen. And I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice Deport them down here and let Trump take care of them - bwahahhahaha
  10. moondog

    Old School Grinders

    Post this in the coffee forum and maybe somebody can help you.
  11. moondog

    What model Rowe and what’s it worth

    Rowe 5900 Jr, meaning it's a four wide, Four wides are hard to come by these days and Rowe made a very good machine except that their electronics were designed by extraterrestrials. Every surface in those tanks was finished to perfection unlike a USI where you need leather gloves to refurbish one (if you like having all your fingers). This one looks to be in very nice shape. For a hundred bucks you can't lose - the scrap value alone is worth twice that if you sell off the parts.
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    full lin

    You don't really need a written agreement since you're only there at the grace of management. There are service agreements but these are rarely enforceable. I don't care for the idea of a solo snack machine though - what happened to the soda machine?
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    Vendnet Service School

    You can get all the info you need from the manuals, most of which are listed online. As AZ said, not having any experience with full line machines means you'd probably come away with nothing. USI is not a brand I'd consider if just starting out. You'd be better served with a good AMS refurbed machine and Royal soda machines. This is the way I'd go(knowing what I know now) if I were just beginning. Unfortunately most of my snack machines are old AP's which were great machines in their day but AP was bought out by Crane a couple of years ago and now exists in name only.
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    Took a little trip to the Bahamas

    Dang! Had I known you were going to be gone I could have planned some trouble. Apparently you were never missed
  15. AMS snack and Royal soda are the best brands to go with, both headquartered in Kerneysvile, W.V.. A&M Vending based in Georgia seems to have the best selection of refurbished machines. I'd steer clear of any offshore brands regardless of the price difference - you get what you pay for and you don't want to pay for a bunch of crap.