I purchased a laundromat and I do not have the keys to any of the coin boxes. First question is, where is the cheapest place for me to buy replacement boxes? And the second is, can I but keys to get these open or are there too many keys for that? I don't have the keys because the previous owner left on bad terms. Building caught fire and since she was only claiming 8000 a year in profit, the insurance company gave her that in replacement income. She used the rent money to service and owned the landlord about 45K in back due rent. (I know someone would ask) lol
I know ADC sells facelift kits for dryers, but does anyone know if Wascomat sells facelift kits for front load washers? I have Gen 5 Emerald Series and while they work great, the white fronts leave something to be desired. We've washed them so often the paint is very dull looking and we want to spruce them up a bit.
If you read the above article carefully ... it also states coins. It appears like there will be between 600 & 800 of these more capable ATMs by Chase Bank alone by the end of the year.
Just think ... the ATM owners can easily put $2 bills in a canister instead of $1s to satisfy the percentage of people who insist on paper rather than their new choice (option) of more durable & recyclable dollar coins.
I view this as a positive for both our industry & for the common good.
Wascomat Gen6 vs. Huebsch Galaxy 600 -- Washer Programming Abilities
What is the best washer?
A simple question that has been asked over and over again. Most of the time, the responses stopped at "Most of the new washers nowadays give you the ability to raise the water levels, remove baths, extend the length of bath time, and so on." or "I love my XYZ washers. I will not trade them for anything else!" Let's get down to the details. I'm comparing Wascomat and Huebsch side by side as I've only owned new washers of these two brands. There are some very important differences, which you can easily tell when you design the wash programs. The software allow the users to get the most out of the hardware. It is very easy to find out the disadvantages of a machine because no matter what the software is capable of, its functionalities are limited by the hardware. For instance, when there are only two inlet hoses, at some point, the software can not shorten the filling time (to reach a certain water level) any further unless at least one more inlet hose is added to the machine.
1. Water Level:
-Wascomat allows you to set the water level anywhere from 0 to the maximum value allowed. You can set the water level by gallons, inches, or some meaningless scale values. You can set different water level for each bath. This is pretty easy to understand.
-Huebsch uses a very strange method to set the water level. It first sets three standards: Low Level, Medium Level, and High Level. Then there are 10 different water levels for each standard ( 0-10 for low, 11-20 for medium, and 21-30 for high). This method sounds good so far, doesn't it? Well, when you set the water level of a bath, you can only select one of the three standards. Not any further than that. For example, if you attempt to have water level 25 for the first bath, 28 for the second, and 30 for the third. You can't. You can only choose low, medium, or high. 25, 28, and 30 are all belong to the high level. You will have to pick one value for the high level for all three baths and be happy with it.
2. Extract speed:
-Wascomat only allows a 100G washer to extract at full speed. I don't know whether Wascomat allows you to program a 200G washer to extract at 100G.
-Huebsch allows a 100G washer to extract at 27G, 80G, or 100G. (Now it only gets harder to estimate the store revenue from water bills, doesn't it? ;))
3. The number of wash programs:
-Wascomat allows more than 10 wash programs to be uploaded to a single washer. You can even name each wash program (i.e. Diapers Only :eek:)
-Huebsch Galaxy 600 offers only 6 wash programs. In my opinion, the blanket cold and delicate warm are useless.
4. Extra Wash and Extra Rinse:
-These two options are not programmable in Wascomat washers. They were totally ignored by Wascomat when the programmers developed the wash program software. These two options only offer cold baths for simplicity. To me, this is totally unacceptable.
-These two options are programmable in each Huebsch wash program. You can adjust the water level, the length of the time, change water temperature, and etc. Each is treated as one of the baths. Thus, it is given all the abilities.
Hello, Have a group of Wascomat e-655's that are running cold water in the pre wash cycle when hot water is selected. When machines get to main wash hot water filters in just fine. Any suggestions on why this might be? Ty
I'm a newbie at this business. Thank you for all the support I have received from you so far.
Im having a few problems in my machines the most important one to solve is one of my SQ 35 pound model # sc35nc2ou40554 was still pumping water to the drum after the wash was done and cloths taken out. I had to cut water from the direct valve.
I also have slight leaking from the drain in some machines even when they aren't being used.
My third question is, that my regular was is 29 mins and it includes two rinse cycles, which I have noticed many laundromats around have only one rinse cycle. Do you suggest I make it one rinse cycle as well or should I keep it the way customers are used to.
when changing a bearing i think it is important to get the seals into the trunnion housing evenly, that way the seal will wrap around the sleeve. uneven seal would allow water to go in. i can get the second seal in evenly since it is on the edge of the trunnion housing, use my hand to feel it and make sure it is even. but the first seal is hard, there is nothing to align it with. i can push it all the way down, touching the bearing, but i dont think the seal will touch the sleeve that way.
someone told me to use a washer with thread bolt, any other ways to do this? and where can i get washer that is same size as my seal?
I just had lunch with Mike O'Brien, the guy who does my processing for my ATM, and learned something.
In earlier posts I mentioned that I purchased and installed a few ATMs. However this is no longer an option as you must have them installed by a third party. I am still able to do the installs myself as I am grandfathered in and have done enough to be qualified to do so.
Basic ATMs cost around $2000 or so, an average install will cost you around $400, but could be higher if you are in a remote area.
I believe most laundromats should offer an ATM to their customers as it generates more income for the store when customers have access to their own money.
I just wanted everyone to know about the install cost as I didn't know about it when I posted in other threads.
$2500 for an installed ATM is still a great deal.
Also, I only install for myself and won't install for anyone else. Why? I promote ATMs to laundry owners as I believe it will help owners. By being President of the OHCLA and promoting ATMs it wouldn't be ethical to make money by doing the installs.
a question for all those mat owner using the esd magstrip system.
does anybody know where i can have a satellite hub repaired?
for some reason esd does not repair them.
does anybody know why? a new one cost something like $1200.
Since I keep a spare VFD on hand, I have a customized plugin cord to a 240 VAC outlet that allows me to easily plug it in every 6 months or so ... which I have been doing on the proper schedule. I do this because I read from several credible sources that the capacitors can die if not powered up from time to time. The following link on preventative maintenance of VFDs is just one of many: http://www.emainc.net/newsletter/medium-voltage-vfd-preventive-maintenance-pm/
It seems like this might also be a consideration for laundry distributors who may overstock these in their parts inventory from time to time.
I have a huebsch HC35 that I have a problem with. The machine will fill just fine on the prewash but when it is time to drain the prewash and fill through compartment 2 for the wash cycle, nothing happens. It never drains from the prewash but just continues cycling. It does however drain and fill just fine for the rinse cycles and the spin cycle. I did check the drain valve and there was a rusty nail in there. I cleaned it out and ran it two more times and the problem still existed.
One more thing to add, don't know if this is relevant or not, but when I quick advance through the cycles, the dial on the front of the machine seems to be faster than the actual cycle. i.e. if I fast advance to spin, the little timer on the front of the machine will get to halfway through the spin cycle on the timer before the machine actually starts spinning. Hope that wasn't too confusing.
This problem is a first for me, so over-clarification in any responses is appreciated!