I have a location that needs constant visits since it is located in a community center.
I always receive calls from the staff saying that the machine is always jammed and needed my attention.
Whenever i go to the location, there were these problems that i encountered all the time.
- Coin jam near the coin chute
- Coin Return Button stuck
What remedy i did was to disable the coin return button so that whenever you press for coin return it will not function anymore and have no other option but to insert more coins to purchase a product.
You see this location is in an extremely busy location where there are lots of children and parents. You will certainly get coin jams in such kind of environment. This is understandable for me because of the demographics.
I always get a surprise call in the middle of the week while im servicing at the far end of another city.
One day I got really tired and just told the person on the phone that just put an out-of-order sign since there is another machine beside to satisfy the needs of the location.
If you got like 10 to 12 locations per day to attend too sometimes you thought that checking the coin mech by merely flipping the coin chute inside the check jams is enough.
I just found out that all these problems and calls to me was caused by a quarter with a gum on one side and it was almost invisible for me to detect on my visits even if i inspect it closely.
I accidentally dislodge the quarter with gum when i flip the coin chute on the side last week.
Since then i didn’t receive any more annoying service calls and all is well.
Here is the Video which i took on the quarter with a gum.
That rainy day started when i was in a location under a tree. Suddenly to my surprise i receive a sign from above from a bird doing its nature call.
I guess it was lucky for me to have found the quarter with a gum after all these calls at lasted for months.
Seems that both machines are churning at full throttle after i accidentally found the culprit.
Was it the lucky gum or the bird ?
I needed to promptly visit a location which i just go every 2 weeks since it is a small location with around 50 occupants in an apartment complex.
At this moment in time, i always prepared the goods ahead of time since i already know what to refill on the machine. When i approached the combo machine, the manager immediately approached me saying that sometimes when people insert coins, the machine doesn’t register.
When i opened the combo machine then there were some coins laying inside the combo machine.
What i did was to figure out a simple solution so that this will happen again.
I noticed also inside the machine there were notes from the previous owner of the machine listings of coins lost with corresponding names on a piece of paper.
So this has concluded that i have to have a quick fix.
Solution on vending coin mechanism not accepting coins
- cut appropriate cardboard into the shape of the coin guide
- shape and funnel it to the coin mechanism using scotch tape
I took a video on how to cut the cardboard and taped it on the metal funnel in order for the coin to go straight to the coin mechanism.
I tested it with a lot of coins and it seems that the problem is solved.
Please see the video i made and it shows clearly how to do it without needing expensive technician calls or buying expensive parts for a simple quick fix.
This method applies to all kinds of coin mechanism
It would be essential for the vendor to properly check the coin path and coin mechanism since this is the part that has the most usage on the vending machine.
Always check the coin mechanism for foreign materials inserted or small objects that sometimes not easily noticed especially when you are always in a hurry to finish work in a location.