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Soda Machines, Coolers & Dispensers => Post 60's Machines & Coolers => Topic started by: johnieG on August 04, 2019, 09:02:01 PM

Title: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on August 04, 2019, 09:02:01 PM
Just finishing up repairing a nice original VMC Faygo VF56,  just bored so I thought I'd post some pictures,  clean, rust free and straight, it's a nice example of an original machine, basically, it stopped cooling for the customer, found that the cooling system was undercharged due to a slow leak , aggravated by a condensing coil was blocked by a wall of dust/lint & pet-hair, so I power washed the lower compressor compartment ( filthy, hadn't been touch in decades ) replaced the main wiring harness ( dry-rotted), both the evap' & condenser fan motors, installed a system service valve on the low-side of the compressor, recovered what was left of the R12 & installed some poly conversion oil & added a leak stop treatment and converted it over to R134A, the compressor is in solid shape with a good current-draw, but not so the start-run relay assembly, so it also has a new 3-in-1 starter/booster,

I added a few newer options for the customer , a free play switch actuated by the coin-return lever, a LED bottle rack light to illuminate the bottles in the gates, repaired & made functional again  the original EM coinmech & set it back to 10-cents, bonus was I found the original price label hiding behind a hand-written tag for 25-cents.  Oh & I unplugged the condensate drain hose for the bottle compartment and installed a missing coin-door lock. & replaced the Faygo marque's lamp & installed a correct size florescent FS-5 starter so it can light the way to the Faygo red-pop (strawberry-cream soda for you out of townies)

All & all he should be pretty happy to get his machine back down into his family room & serving cold ones again.  Not a complete restoration, but it's now a solid, functional refurbished machine.

Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on August 05, 2019, 12:40:05 AM
Nice job!

Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: cohammer on August 05, 2019, 09:33:45 PM
Great to see the square tops restored

Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on August 06, 2019, 09:32:02 PM
Thanks, here’s the free vend switch & a pic of the cleaned deck oh look, it’s pink not scum-gray  :tounge:

Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: BrianS on August 06, 2019, 11:07:27 PM
The LED lighting in the bottle door completely changes the appearance of the machine.  Really nice upgrade.  I never realized these machines had side vents for the condenser fan, I thought they faced forward.  Looks great.

Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Devman on September 11, 2019, 01:44:27 PM
The LED light is a nice touch.  I did the same to my VFA56ZC can machine and love the look of it!  Easy to do and a cool "upgrade."