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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."


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on May 22, 2020, 04:08:32 PM
Do you have a wiring diagram ?  Working on this machine and noticed there are molex connectors on the original wiring harness .  Thanks!


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on May 23, 2020, 12:06:45 AM
This one?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on May 23, 2020, 02:22:09 PM
No.  The main wiring harness on the original has a molex connector coming off the hot wire .


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on May 23, 2020, 02:57:38 PM
This harness?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on May 23, 2020, 05:27:01 PM
or more like this one?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on May 23, 2020, 07:22:06 PM
Yes


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on May 23, 2020, 09:29:32 PM
Yes

LOL, Funny... :glare:

so the first or the second?  before I don't care anymore..  :upside:



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Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on May 24, 2020, 04:10:26 PM
The pigtail harness with white molex connector.  Did you just re use it?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on May 24, 2020, 05:18:16 PM
The pigtail harness with white molex connector.  Did you just re use it?


The picture shown is a Compressor deck that's in my shop for repair/refurbishing, I'm replacing the compressor ( it's super noisy with a broken internal vibration spring, so it sounds like a a cross between a machine-gun and a  pneumatic impact wrench when it runs  :Oo:

I'm also replacing both the Evap' & Condenser fan motors,  the harness itself is in perfect shape, so yes Ill be reusing it, the white Molex style / 2-pin connector is the main 120 volt supply to the door harness.


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on May 24, 2020, 08:40:36 PM
Thanks .  I planned to cut mine like your picture and ties those (2) wires shown back into the hot wire on the wiring harness door light wires.


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on June 07, 2020, 06:15:11 PM
Is free play pins 1 & 3 like the diagram ?  I’m
using 16-14 male spade terminal connectors but they don’t plug into the Jones Plug on the machine .  Almost like they aren’t long enough or over time the plug has worn out ?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: MoonDawg on June 07, 2020, 07:27:17 PM
    Will removing the blue plastic insulators help you to push the connectors in further?


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on June 07, 2020, 08:06:43 PM
That was my next step ..


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on June 07, 2020, 08:33:30 PM
Photo


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on June 08, 2020, 12:05:16 AM
The orientation of the pins threw me off a bit .  Here is how it worked for me in my machine.


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: johnieG on June 08, 2020, 07:43:41 PM
Perhaps this drawing of the coin mechs female socket ("jone" plug) will help with your wiring issue


Title: Re: Faygo VF56 repair
Post by: Slapshot42 on June 08, 2020, 08:42:26 PM
I understand the concept it’s either orientation of the plug in the machine.  It’s not labeled so it was a game of guess what pins are 1& 3?  Or the Jones Plug was replaced at one time and not re wired correctly .