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  1. Unique problem with GFI switch

    A GFI is a ground fault interrupt. Highly unlikely that it has anything to do with current draw but is more than likely due to feedback on your ground circuit. It could be something as simple as your lighting circuit (ballast) causing this. Since it is erratic it is probably something that is always running. I would test all columns, mech, val, turn off the lights and let them come back on. I would certainly swap the outlets if possible as you aren't blowing breakers which is current draw. PHX1 is dead on that the GFI's do get week.
  2. Need new validator

    Just get the Coinco repaired. Not sure about all the Coinco hate on this board but I've had units that have been rebuilt that lasted over 7 yrs when taken care of properly.
  3. Crane model 147 5 wide

    There is an interlock switch at the top of the monetary panel. It should be spring loaded and pop out when you open the door. If it is quite and you manually push the switch in you should here a crackling (for lack of better term) noise. That noise is the machine testing and resetting all the motors. Until that switch is toggled and the motor circuit fires, any work done to a motor will not be recognized by the board.
  4. Glasco 159D

    The 159 (GPL) uses most of the same parts as the 157/158. We used to convert the GPL's to the NV by swapping the eprom, button overlay and adding a service switch pad. Depending on vintage the Surevend/posivend where different as well. After swapping the parts the only difference would then be the door. The Glasco was kinda the same thing, kinda.
  5. Ams machines

    AMS makes a nice reliable machine. I would go with a 10ct for LSS though.
  6. Crane model 147 5 wide

    Hey JJ, After you changed the motors did you toggle the interlock switch to re-index the board so it looked for the new motors? This usually would take care of that issue once motors are replaced.
  7. USI CB500 Issue

    Depending on which board you have in the machine I would look at the programming. A lot of USI's boards are capable of being used in multiple types of machines. I would double check the default settings and make sure it is properly set up to be a drink machine.
  8. Vendo 721

    The 720 uses gauge bars and gauge bar clips. Maybe he has some of them?
  9. Vendo 721

    If your asking if a Vendo 721 is shimless and has a drop sensor, the answer is YES!!!!
  10. Vendnet = Biggest Ripoff in World?

    Vendnet usually ships UPS. UPS isn't cheap. You also need to figure in the cost of the shipping materials and labor. Any manufacturer that sells parts will probably have charged close to the same and I know of one that would have been more. Honestly, everyone is allowed to make a profit on what they do. Your frieght would have been the sme for that size package if it was a $1000 part if it was the same size. It is part of the cost of doing business. What Angry Chris does is the way it should be done. Or you could have spent an hour going to your local hardware store and searched for the parts and saved money and wasted time.
  11. National 167 issue

    I don't see how these could be related but I've learned never to say never. After you repaired the harness did you toggle the interlock switch prior to testing? This is the only way to reset and scan the motors. When you locked up the machine to go get the replacement changer, if the power was on, this would have been the toggle the machine needed. Then when you swapped the mech....Maybe the coin mech payout got over worked paying out change from the bad connections? Lotta maybes in there....lol...But I vote coincidence.
  12. Corner of bag stuck under divider

    Glad it helped and worked out for you ?
  13. As the warm weather finds its way to Boston we are becoming inundated with warm refrigerated machines. A lot of the time the start of the problem is poor maintenance. A warning to all, take some time to clean your machines. It will save you lots of time and aggravation. https://technivend.com/2017/04/11/refrigerated-vending-machine-maintenance-your-vending-machine-needs-love-too/
  14. Corner of bag stuck under divider

    Not sure I follow. The way you have the Slim Jim is the way this design was supposed to be filled (across the spiral). Tucking of the bags like the Rold Gold is not (tucked through the spiral).
  15. Corner of bag stuck under divider

    AP went to the angled tray end as no one was tucking their product and this was to eliminate hangups. In theory you shouldn't have to tuck the product with that design.