AngryChris Posted July 23, 2014 Share Posted July 23, 2014 I really wanted to start a thread like we did with the refrigeration troubleshooting (which really should be a sticky if it isn't already). I have several machines with column issues. Two of these machines only sell 3-5 kinds of products so I usually just move a selection to an unused column when a column jams up. One machine is a SINGLEPRICE 501T. The machine would vend 1-2-0 or 2-1-0 (you get the idea) out of a wide column. On the same machine (SP 501T), customers complained that they got Mountain Dew whenever they put enough money in to buy something. As soon as you put money in, Mt. Dew vended on its own. I solved this problem by disconnecting the switch. Out of the two metal "tabs" on the switch (sound right?), One was bent and was not allowing the other to catch the cam properly. I figured it was preventing the brake from engaging and causing the selection to home whenever enough credit was inserted in the machine. I really don't know what every part is nor do I know for sure if it was the switch, but disconnecting it solved my problem. I moved this selection to a narrow column. On a multiprice 501T, the machine occasionally dry vends/double vends (uncommon). I figure it is a gummed up motor. On a Single Price 368, one of my narrow selections keeps jamming. By jamming, I mean that the selection closest to the sold-out paddle will be tilted, causing the rotor to get jammed up. At first, I though that the paddle somehow had enough spring-pressure to tip the cans. When I pressed my fingers against the other paddles, they seemed identical. Because of this, I was wondering if maybe my shims are the culprit (I don't see how) or if my rotor was slightly warped (It didn't look that way). I don't know how this could happen because it seems like the only way that ONE can out of two could get tilted/jammed is if there was some kind of debris on the rotor. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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