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  1. I've got a DN 501E freezing up on the evaporator. I melted all the ice away on Thursday, then plugged the machine back in. Friday morning it was icing up again. I slowly turned the thermostat counterclockwise to kick it into defrost cycle. I let it run like that for about 45 minutes and the ice cleared from the evaporator. Is this symptomatic of a low Freon charge or bad thermostat? Thanks.
  2. I am an idiot. I thought about it after I posted my question. Sure enough, when I put a few cans in each selection, the control board recognized all the motors.
  3. I'm going over an older FSI Model 3039 with a satellite FSI 303X (can't read the last number). I plugged in the umbilical cord, but the 3039 won't recognize the satellite soda vendor. I did a visual inspection of the umbilical wiring harness and it looks good. Is there something simple I could be missing? Thanks.
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    FSI 3016

    While stocking an FSI satellite soda machine today, I noticed an odd sound coming from it. It sounds like a fan may be going bad. I think it is coming from the condenser area. It's an older machine, so the condenser is up higher than their newer units and is accessed by removing an access cover on the back of the machine. I removed the access cover and the underlying attachment screws, but could not get the thing to budge. Anyone know how this thing comes apart? I'm talking about the top section (silver) in the picture.
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    Dixie Narco 276CC Display

    Thank you for the information lacanteen - I greatly appreciate it. I just ordered the part I need. Cheers!
  6. I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm going over an old Dixie Narco 276CC soda machine. The display (that shows amount of money inserted) isn't working. I queried the part # (B 804, 910, 960.01) online to find a replacement and came up with nothing. Anyone know where to find these or know an alternate part number that will work? Thank you, Bob Hill Vending
  7. Hello all: I'm on the search for a NEW Dixie Narco single price soda machine credit relay, but all I can find is refurbished units. The part information is: Essex 93-201666-23200A Anybody know of a source for new ones or have a suitable replacement (cross referenced) part number? Thanks, Bob Hill Hill Vending
  8. Today I looked a Dixie Narco 276E for a new location. It is in very good condition at a good price...a good cleaning and I can deploy it. However, I noticed some ice build up on the top half of the refrigeration deck. I asked the seller about it. He said that he noticed the same thing about a year before. He unplugged it to let it thaw out, then plugged it back in. Is this definitely a sign of a compressor deck problem or could it be something simple like the thermostat being set too high, etc. Thanks in advance!
  9. Picked up a Royal Vendors RVRB-372-3 for a client who wants to change the graphics and vend his own energy drink from it. I'm struggling to change the led display that scrolls "Ice Cold Red Bull 3.00." I'm fine if it just reads the temp and price...but the Red Bull stuff has to go. I've consulted the manual. It says to go into service mode to the dSP prompt to change it. I've scrolled through the entire menu. The problem is that I don't have the dSP prompt on this machine. I called tech support. They said to use configuration mode C3. This is another menu item I don't have. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. I just picked up a Royal Vendors 3 select Red Bull machine. Model: RVRB-372-3. It came with an incomplete Coinco vortex Model VTX102-00 coin mech (the coin chutes are missing). My search for a replacement VTX 102-00 has come up empty...but VTX 100-00's are readily available. What's the difference between the VTX 102's and the 100's? Will a 100 work in place of a 102? Thanks in advance.
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    Advice on drink machines needed

    They will be indoors, in the lounge. Thank you for the replies - much appreciated!
  12. I've got a potentially huge deal working with a local sports complex to provide vending machines at their location. I'll need two machines. One to vend 8.4 oz energy drinks and the other to vend a combination of Gatorade bottles, water and soda. This leaves me with two questions: 1. On the 8.4 oz machine: If I can't find a good used machine already set up for 8.4oz sales, what type of normal soda machine and shim kit should I target to sell energy drinks? 2. On the Gatorade, water, soda machine: What type of machine would work best to vend this product selection? It will need to be multi-price. Thanks in advance!
  13. Thank you for the prompt response. Can the "off home" motor be put back to "home?" Or once this happens, is a new motor the only fix? Thanks!
  14. I forgot to mention that I unplugged the selection switch for selection #1 and inserted coins. Vending motor #1 still immediately vended, so I don't think the selection switch is stuck or shorted.
  15. I'm getting owned by my most recent service call on a Dixie Narco 501T. It's running a Mars VFM3-L1-U2CS validator and a Mars TRC-6800H coin mech. There is no control board. I've verified the switch settings on both the coin mech and bill validator with Mars. Here's what is happening: 1. When I started testing the motors, it would accept coins, give change and vend properly from 5 of the 8 selections. It would also accept bills, but will not vend product or give change. I could hear the coin mech click as if it wanted to give change when bills were used, but no change was dispensed. When I use the buttons on the coin mech to dispense coins, it works properly. The manual coin return lever would not produce any coins when used, regardless if coins or bills were used. 2. After lunch, I went back to work on it. Suddenly, every time you insert $.75 (the price of a soda) motor #1 vends automatically, sometimes multiple cans. This happens as soon as you reach $.75. Where do I start on this? Thanks!
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