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I hate it when I know what the problem is! – Update

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Greg came by my wash today and I talked him into showing me how to troubleshoot my rotary switch.  Greg explained that you should get 24 volts on the hp wax stack, which I was getting.  This means that my rotary switch was working fine.  So we tested from the switch to the terminal block in the meter box, which was all 24 volts.  So this means that the long run had a bad connection.  I found where I crimped them together and there was a problem.  Yeah, problem solved!

I hate it when I “know” what the problem is!

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So the problem is the high pressure wax function does not work in one of the bays.  First I decided there was crap in the hp wax solenoid.  So I slowly starved the pump of water to pull the crap out of the solenoid.  That did not work so I removed the solenoid to clean it, which did not work.  So I decided the problem was with the needle valve which I just removed all of them, that did not help.  Then I pulled out my voltmeter and checked to see if I was getting voltage from the switch to the equipment room which I was not (I am getting somewhere!).  So now I need to figure out how to check a rotary switch.  I need to give Greg a call!

Hamilton credit card acceptor problem

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I just realized that my credit card acceptor has not been working for around a week so I checked it out with a voltmeter.  The meter was telling me that the credit card reader was dead.  So I called Hamilton to help me troubleshoot the problem.  First problem was they could not dial into my entry system (acw-5).  So I tried to post a report by hitting F2, F2, Y on the handheld.  That is why the handheld (first picture) had the “LAST POST **ERRORR**” message, this means that the entry unit can not dial out.  The problem ended up being a punch down that broke (second picture).

Then I called Hamilton back again and they trouble shot the credit card acceptor again and declared it dead.  It is still under warranty so Randy Nix at Eagle Car Wash fixed me up and they are going to send me a replacement.  I really appreciate Randy; he is a great Hamilton Distributor and guy.  He even calls back and handles problems for you!