Coin mechanism not accepting coins
Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:08 AM
I finally took the coin mech to another vending machine I had and plugged it in - it worked so I knew the problem was not the coin mech. I found another coin mech (a coinco something) that also had the 9pin Jones plug and confirmed it was working in the second machine. Neither of these coin mechs would accept any coins when plugged into the original machine.
Here is the interesting part. I unplugged the relay (Essex 93-201666-23200A 120V 50/60hz 11-pin) and plugged it back in (I am talking about a clear plastic box above where the Jones plug goes in). The "exact change" light comes on and stays lit. I put in 50 cents (which is the vend price) and the coin mech accepts the coins, but will not vend. After that first acceptance of 50 cents, I am back to the coin mech accepting no coins. This same thing happened multiple times with both coin mechs.
Thoughts? This is so frustrating since it was working and all of a sudden it will not take coins.
Also, I brought the relay home to see how much a replacement is in case that is the problem, and I cannot even find a replacement on the web. I have found other square 11-pin relays, but the pin configuration is slightly different. It also says: CONTACT RATING 5A 125V 60HZ 3A 250V 60HZ
Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:29 AM
First check to see if there are any "sold out" lamps lit on a column that is full. If so that is the column you want to look at. If there are no s/o lamps lit then you will need to look at the motors and cams. Make sure they all look the same. If one is different then the others then start emptying that column and unjam the cans.
There are a lot of what ifs when it comes to not accepting. I would suggest trying this first and letting us know if it didn't work and then we can go on to something different.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:34 PM
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:18 AM
Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:43 AM
Do you have a bill validator on this machine if both aren't communicating and working properly coin mech will not work.Try different validator
In a single price machine it is doubtful that it would be in the validator but anything is possible. It is easily disconnected from the machine though so swapping it out isn't necessary.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:47 AM