Category Archives: Maintenance

How To Replace The AMS Control Board (Video)

The control board is located in the top right corner of the coin bay on AMS vending machines.

Next, save the machine settings to an SD card or copy them for future reference.

For warranty replacements, place parts for return in a static free bag which the new parts arrived in and completely fill out the warranty replacement document or copy the “picking ticket” for return.

Power down the machine, then disconnect the J9 display connector and sensor harness on the board in the machine. Connect the display and sensor harness to your new board.

With a modest tug, remove the control board in the machine off the control board supports, then connect the new board in the same area with a slight push to engage on the support pins.

Next, turn on the power switch.

You can load your settings to the board through the SD card or manually from notes copied earlier.

When replacing an S2 board with an S3 board, you will need to adjust the motor type to SENSIT.

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How To Set Prices On AMS Vending Machines (Video)

Enter the tray, then the column for the first selection to be priced. The current price for the selection will be displayed.

Press 9 to edit, then enter the price.

The decimal is placed automatically based on the scaling factor from the changer.

  • Apply the new price with **
  • All selections on the tray *1
  • All selections in the vendor *2

It’s faster to set all selections to the most common price (*2), then change individual trays or items that have a different price.

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How To Receive & Install Your Vending Machine

First, inspect the vending machine as you unpack it and ask the driver to wait a few moments until you have done a quick inspection. Once you have signed off, you are responsible for the external condition.

If there are problems, note them on the bill of lading.

Review all documents attached to be sure that it is consistent with your order.

Once the vending machine has reached its destination, the shipping boards can be removed. Split the shipping boards with a wedge or crowbar at either end.

Do not tilt the vending machine or attempt to lift it with a two wheel truck.

Next, level the machine and adjust the four main legs so they are touching the floor.

Place the vending machine 5 feet from the designated power outlet. The ventilation opening in the back must be clear of obstructions.

For refrigerated models allow at least 4 inches between the wall and the back of the vendor for proper air circulation.

For indoor vending machines:

The power cord kit will be located in the coin box area. Before plugging the cord into the wall outlet, leave the metal cover attached and plug the cord into the connector at the rear of the machine. Using the screws provided, secure the protective cover and strain relief in place.

Warning: The false leg helps prevent the vending machine from tipping forward when the vending door is open and one or more bottle trays are extended. Failure to install the false leg on vendors with bottle trays may result in serious injury.

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How To Clean The Condensing Coils In An AMS Vending Machine


Obstructions or lent blocking the air flow up into the chiller condenser can damage the chiller. Clean it monthly to allow air flow through the chiller condenser.

Do not use water or liquid chemicals or solvents near the condenser.

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