What happens when there is a problem with your foam brush in Wylam? Someone just steals your foam brush! (Easy) The problem was the solenoid wires were corroded / had a bad connection causing the foam brush not to work. Which in turn caused me to get a foam brush stolen!
I received my Van Lock replacements today! I decided to go with LAI because I really like how everything can be keyed alike. Even though it is not really true in my case and I need 2 keys.
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!
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!
My Van Lock key for my Fragramatics vacuum self destructed today. Looks like the screw in the key was loose and when I turned the key the top piece fell off? This has never happened before and is really great because I do not have an extra key. So I will be ordering new locks and breaking into my own equipment!
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!
To get the Hamilton credit card acceptor out of the unit there are 4 bolts that hold it into the acw-5. Unbolt them and the credit card acceptor comes right out. Then remove 2 screws and the acceptor comes off the holder. I then mounted the new acceptor and reversed the process, tested my credit card and everything worked great! Now I can accept credit cards with my acw-5.