Also see the regular CF1500 FAQ, as the LCM
is very similar to the CF1500.
How do you
replace the PET sensor?
1. It's easier if loosen the front feed retaining screw with
a flat screwdriver and gently pull the unit forward about Six inches.
2. Remove the plastic nuts holding the existing yellow
sensors in the mount brackets. Unplug the connectors and remove the yellow
sensors. You may have to cut a few ties.
3. Install the new sensors. The Emitter will go on the right
side and use the adapter harness supplied. Route the cable around through the
front cutouts and to the left side to plug in. Tie up the cable with the cable
ties. The Receiver will mount to the left side bracket , tie up the excess cable
and plug in. If the sensors plastic nuts are hard to reach, you can use the
Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the bracket, remove/
replace the sensor, then reinstall brackets. You can also use the pliers to
remove the nut if needed, but only hand tighten securely when reinstalling or
you may break the nut.
4. Make sure the sensors are fairly aligned across from each
other. To calibrate, press and hold the top raised button on the left sensor for
2 seconds then release. (same procedure as the blue exit sensor.
LCDs, how do you not show the counter count on the LCD?
[added 10/11/13] Changed the line 197 of the message table line which is
normally "%t" and change it to blank (don't delete the line!)
bottles/paper cups/other objects are in the bins.
[added 6/26/12] Customer is either inserting the object and a can/PET bottle
together or leaving the object inside from previous customer and inserting a
can. If customer inserts a glass bottle, machine will tell you to remove it. If
you open and close the customer door without removing the glass bottle, the
machine has no idea the bottle is still inside the machine as we donít have a
sensor near the customer door or middle of feed area. The only sensor that can
see glass is the sensor in front of the diverter.
The machine fails for "Exit sensor failed
to clear" after the first container.
[added 4/27/12] Run diagnostic #1, 75 to see if the exit sensor indicates
blocked with no container present. If so, recalibrate the sensor by holding the
button on top of the blue exit sensor for a few seconds. This can happen if
containers are jammed in the machine blocking the exit sensor for a long time,
the sensor automatically recalibrates itself.
Cans try to be accepted but are left at the end of the conveyor just before the
diverter and the RVM goes out of service for a diverter failure.
[added 3/22/12] The diverter behind the front conveyors may not be stopping in
the correct position, the diverter sensors may be mis-aligned, or you are not
detecting alum or steel.
1. Use Diagnostic #1, 61 to move the diverter to the down position. This is the
position where the can should transfer off the front belts and slightly drop
down 6-10 mm onto the diverter flap.
If the diverter has somehow moved upwards on the shaft it may be higher and
create a wall that the can hits. The sensor will then see the can has not moved
onto the conveyor and be rejected.
If this is the case, first turn off the machine for safety, then open the side
door. You will be able to access the diverter flap and sensors from here.
If it is just slightly loose, you can usually push the diverter back to the
correct down position with your hand. You will most likely have to hold the
diverter shaft(hold one of the sensor target brackets
while pushing) to prevent the motor from just turning. If it is extremely
loose(I suspect it may not be) and will not stay in place, you may have to
retighten the set screws in the connecting coupler, holding the diverter to the
main shaft. These set screws are in the coupler, under the sensor target
brackets. Allen wrenches are required for this.
2. Possibly one of the diverter sensors is misaligned, You can use diagnostic
#1, 62 to see if the sensor is stopped in the correct position. If not bring the
targets in no farther than 3mm from the position sensors.
Small PET bottles aren't accepted.
[added 2/20/12] Top-heavy PET bottles tilt forwards and will not block the
sensor in front of the diverter. The RVM rejects because it thinks someone is
trying to cheat the machine. Workaround: insert container bottle-first. We're
working on a solution involving moving the sensor forwards a bit.
Cans where the barcode couldn't be read are left at the back of the feed unit
instead of the front.
[added 11/16/10] WinRVM automatically sends the option file supplemental.opt to
the RVM when sending barcodes and "Enable supplemental barcodes in RVM when
sending barcodes" is enabled in WinRVM's barcode options. The original
supplemental.opt set USE_LASER=3 which causes this problem.
To fix, set the LCM's USE_LASER parameter to 5 by sending LCRVM.OPT. Copy the
updated supplemental.opt to the
CF1500 folder, overwriting your old version to avoid this problem in the future.
The RVM indicates the
cabinet door is open when it isn't / Shaking the RVM activates the door open
Make sure the machine is level, adjust the leveling feet on the bottom of the
cabinet to achieve this.
If still does not fix the problem, the machine has two safety magnetic switches
on the doors. One on the bottom right of the upper door, and one on the top
right of the lower door. They each match up with a corresponding magnet on the
cabinet. You can adjust each magnet to mate it up with the other, the magnet
holes are slotted.
The magnets should be almost touching, within 20 mm should be ok. The up and
down alignment should be close also, as if they are too far off center this will
cause problems. If you put the magnets on the cabinet side to test and it comes
in service, this will tell you they need alignment. (if you do not have any
magnets, you can temporarily remove the ones from the door and use these to
Make sure the 2 pin harness is connected to the top of the ac box. The two door
sensors run parallel into this connector. The signal is then carried up to the
RVM controller through the larger 15 pin connector from the ac box to the rear
of the RVM controller. You can check these connections also.
You can place magnets on each magnet mounted on the cabinet. If it comes into
service, the harnessing is good and you are not getting contact from one of the
door magnets when it is closed.
Make sure the silver key is not in the ac box and turned to the up position.
This will also cause the machine to not come into service.
While the RVM is
Processing, the door does not lock.
This issue may also be solved with the leveling of the cabinet as the customer
door sits inside the front door opening and if it is not level could through off
the door latches.
Enter diagnostics and use #1,77 to test the door latches with the customer door
closed. The latch bracket assembly can be adjusted by loosening the two front
Philip screws to align the locking tabs into the latch holes.
The door latch bracket may either be loose or may need to be bent slightly
inwards to tighten the gap between the switches. Look also at the switch
brackets mounted to the cabinet just to make sure they are not loose or have
somehow bent outwards.
If the problem happens intermittently, the locking pin may be magnetically
bound, preventing it from dropping. Use diagnostic #1,77 to lock the door then
use your finger to pull up on the door latch:
If the latch remains in the up position (unlocked), there is a problem. Make
sure a washer is installed on the door lock solenoid:
If a washer is present, try adding a second washer or thicker washer.
Loyalty Card Reader
only showing partial pattern.
If the scan pattern from the loyalty reader only shows ĺ of the pattern, try the
a) Leveling the machine with the 4 leveling feet will usually put the main door
in the proper position for the scan pattern to fully appear.
b) Adjust the scanner bracket to allow the pattern to fully appear.
Machines, Screens, and
AC units not powering up
Check if the power plugs have vibrated loose. Anytime the machines are
transported, upon arrival all connectors should be checked for seating. Heavy
vibration and rough international transit could cause connections to vibrate
loose, and this was found to be the cause of the above power issues.
Customer door not lining up.
Each time the machine is moved to a different location the machine must be
leveled with the 4 leveling feet located below each machine leg. It is
imperative that the machine be leveled and on solid ground. Once the machine is
leveled each in-feed module must be adjusted correctly to assure proper customer
door and push button operation.
getting stuck and taking machine out of service.
Occasionally this will happen and the adjustment is part of the routine
maintenance. Over time from continuous movement and vibration occasionally the
diverter arms will need to be adjusted.