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Posted By Jim Rumczikas Apr 22, 2020 5:31 PM
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I use these from fabricleansupply.com ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 26, 2020 4:09 PM
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I have some WCN 18s that would not start after a transformer blew for the shopping center. It was the door solenoid that was the problem.Try that. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Jan 3, 2020 1:07 PM
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I spray inside the bulkheads every 4 to 6 weeks with Bengal Roach Spray. It's pricey, but gets the job done. I occasionally spray the mop room and around the water heater. But, my main problem is the bulkheads. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ---------------- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Dec 30, 2019 2:16 PM
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I swapped the computer with another dryer-did not solve the problem. Replaced the ice cube again (this is the 3rd relay on the machine) - did not solve the problem. I will try unplugging the brown wire. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------ ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Dec 26, 2019 2:45 PM
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I have a SQ Stack where the top pocket keeps running (without heat) even after replacing the relay. What could be the problem? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Dec 2, 2019 1:42 PM
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Ronald, I have 14 year old Dexter washers-WCN Series. Several times, I had the same problem you have., The wash cycle would take forever, as the digital display (Coin Accumulator board) is stuck at a time. Swap out the coin accumulator board with a working washer. Mountain electronics repairs them for ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Nov 15, 2019 12:29 PM
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I just got this form Planet Laundry: Alliance Laundry Systems   has announced that its subsidiary –   Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC   – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Oct 29, 2019 3:37 PM
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I am not sure if this applies to the A series. I have a T300 C series that did not  go through the final spin. It was the pressure switch board. 3 lights must be on when the machine is idle; if not, bad board. I replaced it and was good to go. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 26, 2019 3:38 PM
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Larry, Both-runs without coins & with door open. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 26, 2019 2:29 PM
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The top pocket of a SQ stack keeps running. I swapped computer with another, and still keeps running. Right now, I have disconnected the power. What should I do. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 11, 2019 2:15 PM
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How do I test the switch inside the motor? The drive motor or the blower motor? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 11, 2019 11:50 AM
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I have 2 separate challenges: 1- I have 2 stacks where the ignitor flashes 3 times-meaning ignition lockout. What can i do to correct this? 2-I have 1 stack with no power to the ignitor. What can I do to correct this? All 3 have the new ignitor kits. That's how I get the ignition lockout message. Thanks ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 12, 2019 1:17 PM
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When I look at purchasing a mat, one of the things that I must know is, what is the unique selling proposition.  What makes this different. Why should a customer come to me instead of a competitor. Of course, other considerations are important; but, if I can't draw more customers then there is now,  ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 9, 2019 1:35 PM
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I had a Dexter 80# that made a sound similar to yours; and also started to vibrate. I found that one of the bolts broke. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 7, 2019 2:06 PM
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My mat is fully attended and was broken into at 3 AM on a Friday morning. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 7, 2019 1:10 PM
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In July, I had 2 burglars get into my store and used an angle grinder to start sawing off the AC 2225 changer hinge. They also tried to pry the changer door open. My changers are bolted on a steel post, which is bolted to the floor. I have a total of 5 door sensors and motion sensors around the physical ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Jun 27, 2019 12:48 PM
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Ray, I had one basket in a stack that kept running. SO i shut the breaker on the entire stack.  I didn't know what to do. Last night I replaced the ice cube relay. Solved the problem. Thanks. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Jun 11, 2019 2:26 PM
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Mehul, I had the same exact problem on a WCN 20 pounder. I adjust the lever several times; but, still did not always open the door. A new actuator solved the problem. Easy to install. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas May 8, 2019 1:00 PM
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Also to consider- your wash/dry customers will hear your conversations with the dry only customers. Some people will be uneasy, as they do not like conflict, even if it is happening to someone else in the room. So, they might not come back. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 25, 2019 1:59 PM
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I bought polo shirts, male & female, and had a local embroidery person put the mat's name on them. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 11, 2019 2:11 PM
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I ran across the same problems with part numbers. You need to call Alliance and have the serial number of the dryer. They will tell you what part number is correct. Alliance 800-590-8872 ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 7, 2019 11:08 AM
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My SQ ST27 dryer runs only when the start switch is held. I replaced the switch and the tub motor. Once I swapped the PC board with another dryer, and it worked for several weeks. Then the same problem surfaced again. What could it be? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 14, 2019 5:32 PM
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I recently purchased an unattended mat. I am upgrading the changers. I am putting 2 rear load American Changer AC2221s. I am looking to add more to the back of them-a bar, a plate or something. This mat was broken into 3 weeks ago and they used a sawsall on my AC1005. but was impatient and stole all ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 14, 2019 1:59 PM
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I am in my mat every day. Before I re-tooled, I watched customers bring in wash and use many washers.. It was very obvious that I needed larger machines. I upgraded by adding 2 80s, 2 60s along with 40s to my store. Before, the largest i had were 2 40s. Now I have 8 40s. All three of these sizes get ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 4, 2019 12:35 PM
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I had several "Door Lock Error" on a one year old 80 # Dexter C-Series Washer​. I have never been there to see it; however, my attendants tell me that the clothes finish pretty wet. I am not sure if during the spin, the door connection loosens enough to cause the error. What is the error and how do I ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Nov 19, 2018 12:34 PM
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I bought a kids bookcase and fill it with books. I get the books from garage sales, as my kids love the adventure of garage sales. I remove 5 books every week and add 5 books every week, in order to keep the selection fresh. When any are stolen, no problem, as I have a large selection. ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Oct 17, 2018 3:23 PM
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It's now at: The meeting location has changed to:   Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Texas Rangers Stadium 1304 East Copeland Rd., Arlington, TX 76011 I am told that it is 3 minutes away from the first location. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Oct 17, 2018 2:32 PM
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Just a reminder. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Multi-Store Owner Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Oct 16, 2018 10:24 AM
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------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Oct 4, 2018 1:54 PM
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I recently purchased a mat with a Vend Rite 8 Column Vendor and I broke the key trying to open another lock. Vend Rite states that it is at least 20 years old; and they do not carry the key anymore. The seller of the mat also does not have another key. How do I get past the lock? ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 21, 2018 4:16 PM
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At my attended mat, people are very often watching TV. If there is a soccer match, or the Dallas Cowboys are playing, a lot of people watch TV. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 21, 2018 3:46 PM
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Curt, did you bolt the TV to the angle iron? Or, did you place the angle iron across the bottom of the TV and bolt to the wall? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ----------------------------- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 21, 2018 1:46 PM
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I am closing on my 2nd mat, which is unattended. For the unattended mats, do you have TVs?  How do you protect them from being stolen? Thanks in advance. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX --- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Sep 7, 2018 12:24 PM
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Do you mix into a paste? Or in a fairly liquid form in a spray bottle? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 28, 2018 3:01 PM
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I use a stretch wrap on a machine from Davis Packaging. It gives a professional look to the customer. The wrap has a shine to it giving a clean look. It stays tight in the wrap to avoid the clothes from moving around before the customer gets home. The people at Davis are very helpful and responsive to ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Aug 20, 2018 12:20 PM
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The small, round, reset button is under the timer circuit board to the left of the machine, when facing it. It is small and easy to miss; and you can't see it. However, it is near the end of the circuit board, so you don't have to go very in at all. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Jun 19, 2018 12:37 PM
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I  have 17 chairs from Sam's. After over 2 years they still look good. I have made 2 groups of chairs. In the front, by the windows, I have 9 chairs bolted together in groups of 3 chairs each. It is a bit narrow; so, I don't want the chairs moving. The other 8 chairs are in front of the TVs and Vending ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Jun 1, 2018 12:02 PM
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Alex, What does it cost? ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas May 23, 2018 5:36 PM
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In 20 Years, Credit Cards Won't Exist Schulman said that as digital platforms like PayPal and Venmo become more popular in the financial services sector, traditional methods of payment like credit cards will be replaced by digital alternatives. "Twenty years from now, there will be no more ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas May 15, 2018 1:53 PM
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I have a $200 attendant fund, which is replenished every day, to break bills for customers. I see this as a service. I am Quarters and Cell phone ClearToken. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas May 14, 2018 12:48 PM
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Swap out the ignitor with an ignitor from a dryer that works. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Apr 26, 2018 12:14 PM
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I came from a poor background. Got a full college grant because my parents income was so low. I became a CPA and spent decades in corporate life (where I still am for a while). It took a long time for me to discover the coin laundry biz-which I really like. What inspired (inspires) me is something I ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Apr 17, 2018 12:43 PM
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Paulie, Joe, I have Imonex drops with Clear Token. Yes, there are credit card fees at 3.95%. There also is a $.005 Clear Token fee for every $.25-which is 2%. I do not get the float-Clear Token keeps my cash until the customers use a washer and/or dryer. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 26, 2018 12:42 PM
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Paulie, Why don't you have auditions for American Idol? And the winner gets a bag of clothes left unattended. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 15, 2018 1:33 PM
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David, I added Imonex drops with Clear Token when I purchased new washers at the end of December 2017. I did that because I bought some larger washers and to also provide customers with payment options. I am fighting free dry and I am the only mat with a cell phone payment solution. I also wanted a loyalty ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 7, 2018 12:19 PM
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A lawyer & a pope just arrived in heaven. Jesus takes them down into a city of many homes.They walk up to a nice wooden home, when Jesus says to the pope, here's your home. The lawyer starts to worry, thinking that if a pope got a wooden home what will he get. They then come up to a vast mansion ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 6, 2018 4:57 PM
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Mine are not SS. ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Mar 5, 2018 1:08 PM
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I know that this topic was covered before; but, I can't find it-I went back about a year in search.  I have a tear in a dryer basket about 5 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide. How  do I repair it? Previously, I hammered the edges down. Now it is catching customer clothes. Thanks in advance. ---------- ...
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 21, 2018 12:43 PM
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Certificate of Occupancy ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------
Posted By Jim Rumczikas Feb 13, 2018 12:20 PM
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I run a $1.00 wash on only 5 triples for 7 days a week. I attract the budget minded customers. It runs from 7:07 to 8:24 AM, as I am not very busy at these times. I have done this for 8 months. It has helped business. And, there are people in my mat so that my attendant is not alone at the beginning ...