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    just work on residential laundry. have never worked on coin op machines. is there any difference other than the coin part is used for timer?i live ?in Canada . is there any training re coin op machines that you know of. thank you so much. I have a chance to service a laundry matt with all coin op machines.

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    I can't answer on the machine part.. It's likely just a commercial unit and the coin op part is a addon option. Unless it's something old, the coin op likely interfaces with the electronics. Not much to know for day to day stuff.

    Older all-mechanical coin mechs (like the slide in drawers) aren't too bad.. Just cleaning and digging out whatever someone jammed into it. (I'm sure you will have issues with people putting American coins in.. Canadian coins will stop up US coin mechs due to a catch magnet. (our quarters are non magnetic). I'm sure there's some system for catching American coins in yours)

    Most modern coin acceptors are electronic. Mostly just cleaning issues. The coins pass over a coil that can determine what it is. If the area gets too dirty and slows the coin down it will misread and reject the coin. You will need to know how to train/program these if you ever need to replace one. You usually set a dip switch to enter training mode then run a number of each coin you want it to recognize through and it will learn that coin. You may get lucky and it comes preconfigured. Some mechs may use size and weight to determine the coin.. these are usually good for just 1 coin like a quarter. There's nothing to do other then clean these.

    You may not have to deal with paper bill acceptors as much since your smaller dollar amounts are coins. Maintenance on these usually involves cleaning and occasionally belt replacements (they suck!) if it gets enough use (common down here in the states).

    You will need to know how to obtain and update firmware in electronic units whenever currency changes (seemingly every year in the US), so that it will recognize new currencies.

    I've never seen any formal training courses. Usually it just involves figuring out the brands of the mech's/acceptors and obtaining service manuals. These may already exist on site. Youtube is a good source for complicated repairs. (like belt replacements). If it's a pain, chances are someone recorded and posted it. The machine manuals might have coin op maintenance in their service manual too.

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    Hi,

    is there any difference other than the coin part is used for timer?
    coin op laundry-laundryproducts-jpg On this style there is no difference....same machine as the domestic house hold washer or dryer.

    coin op laundry-dexter-experience-1-jpg On this style you will be in a totally different world and these are nothing like domestic appliances.

    coin op laundry-pl5016230-13kgs_coin_op_stack_washer_dryer_washer_dryer_combo_washer_dryer_commercial_washer_dry-jpg On this style you will be in a totally different world and these are nothing like domestic appliances.

    is there any training re coin op machines that you know of
    None that I am aware of.

    i live ?in Canada
    In Canada we have a $1 and $2 coin that is not used in the US....but other than that there is no difference.

    jeff.
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    thanks guys. ya I looked at them yesterday. I would be in a very different world. they are the big ones.not domestic. scared me to look at them.lol i'll stick with fixing regular house hold ones.appreciate your input guys.

    coin op laundry-laundryproducts-jpg On this style there is no difference....same machine as the domestic house hold washer or dryer.

    coin op laundry-dexter-experience-1-jpg On this style you will be in a totally different world and these are nothing like domestic appliances.

    coin op laundry-pl5016230-13kgs_coin_op_stack_washer_dryer_washer_dryer_combo_washer_dryer_commercial_washer_dry-jpg On this style you will be in a totally different world and these are nothing like domestic appliances.



    None that I am aware of.



    In Canada we have a $1 and $2 coin that is not used in the US....but other than that there is no difference.

    jeff.
    Last edited by jeff1; 11-30-2017 at 10:01 PM.

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    Thankx for the update.

    jeff.
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