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I inherited a Crane 797 snack/frozen machine on my route I just purchased. I'm pretty sure the compressor is down on it, it's reading over 100 degrees. I have zero interest in getting into cold or frozen food. Once I find a suitable replacement 5 wide, I'll end up just pulling this one. In the meantime, is there any way to use the bottom section?

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Isn't that machine based on the 167 platform?  If so, remove the module, get tray rails, trays, motor control board and rail board harness and morph it into a 167. I've done this with can modules. 

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If that door  is one piece, and the snack spirals are long it can be converted. I would even get rid of the Millennia trim and put a standard front on it. That door handle is no longer available but the standard front uses the standard lift handle.  I can help you with a parts list. If the door stays the same, I see roughly $200 for tray rails, rail boards, motor control board & harness. Your big wild card here is 3 shelves with spirals & motors. I parted out a 147 to get shelves, you only need to drill a hole for the shelf harness. Even if you spent $800 on it you can't buy a 167 for that. Definitely not something to do on location. 

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10 minutes ago, lacanteen said:

If that door  is one piece, and the snack spirals are long it can be converted. I would even get rid of the Millennia trim and put a standard front on it. That door handle is no longer available but the standard front uses the standard lift handle.  I can help you with a parts list. If the door stays the same, I see roughly $200 for tray rails, rail boards, motor control board & harness. Your big wild card here is 3 shelves with spirals & motors. I parted out a 147 to get shelves, you only need to drill a hole for the shelf harness. Even if you spent $800 on it you can't buy a 167 for that. Definitely not something to do on location. 

The door is a single unit and it does have long spirals. Looks like I can add this on to the quickly growing list of winter projects. I'd definitely appreciate the help with a parts list. I'm still going to find a suitable replacement, I'd rather do something like this in my secluded shop so I don't have to censor myself when I get frustrated lol. 

Which machines have shelves that will fit? I'll start searching for donors. 

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PM me when you're ready. Donor machines for shelves are 147, 157, 167 and, of course, combo units of the same families. I have extra shelves, but packing and shipping would be a golpher. You can get the left tray rails from any deep National, but the right hand rails must be designed for rail boards , except for the bottom one. 

D&S Vending is my go-to for bone yard parts. I only deal with Jason.

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56 minutes ago, AngryChris said:

I'm going to guess it would cost $800 in parts and labor to fix the combo if you went that route.

You're saying it would probably around $800 to repair and keep it as a combo, right? 

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I was just making sure I was on the same page lol. I'm going to end up converting this one to the 167. If it was a snack/soda combo I probably would repair it, but I don't intend to start doing frozen anytime soon (or ever really).

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