How to change the vending machine lock
A Vending machine lock will keep the vending machine safe from those who might try to steal from it. A vending machine that doesn’t have a lock can be opened with relative ease, especially by those who have done it before. Luckily, if your business has such a problem, you can pick up these locks at any number of office supply stores. All you need to do is slide them into place on the sides of the vending machine and you are good to go. They are very simple to install and will cost you only about $20 to $30 per lock.
Open the control panel
Some vending machines are easier to break into than others. However, there are always ways of making them harder. One such way is by changing the vending machine lock. By doing this, you’ll be able to stop people from breaking into your vending machine and stealing your products. It’s also worth noting that a changed locks means that those who have previously broken in will not know how to do so again.
You can change the locks by following these steps:
1) Remove all of the parts from inside of the control panel until only screws and wires remain.
2) Replace any screws that may be damaged or corroded with new ones.
3) Unscrew all of the old locks and then screw on new ones- they should come with a set of keys.
4) Place everything back in the control panel before turning it on, ensuring everything is secure.
5) Close up the vending machine door and reopen it several times before locking it tightly for good measure.
Remove the old lock
The Vending machine lock is usually located near the coin slot on the side of a vending machine. There are two types of locks: one requires a key, while the other requires a special coin-shaped tool that is inserted into the slot and turned in order to open it. The first step in removing an old Vending machine lock is locating where it’s located on your particular machine. Once you find it, pull out a set of locking pliers (or something similar) and use them to grip onto each side of the latch. Twist them together so that they’re gripping tightly and then pull up on both sides at once; this will disengage it from its hole, allowing you to remove it from the slot on your machine. If the lock is installed by hand instead of by drill and screwdriver, simply pry up one end with the pliers and work around it until it pops off. Install a new lock: The process for installing a new Vending machine lock is quite simple – all you need to do is line up the pins on your new lock with those on the existing receptacle in your vending machine and twist it into place. Ensure that there isn’t any part of the product sticking out from under or over when installed properly as this could cause problems later down the road. To ensure optimal security for your property, have an anti-theft device placed inside of any cabinets or shelves attached to your specific vending machine
Insert the new lock
The best way to ensure that no one tampers with your Vending machine lock is by changing the lock. It’s a simple fix, but it ensures that you’ll have peace of mind when you’re not around. Here’s how:
1. Purchase a new lockset for your vending machine and set it up on a table in front of you.
2. Pry open the old lockset with a flat-head screwdriver and remove its two screws from inside the unit (they’ll be labeled X).
3. Remove the entire mechanism from your existing door and then place it into your new door so that all of its pieces are facing outward.
4. Screw the new mechanism onto your door by inserting its screws through both sides and tightening them with a Phillips head screwdriver.
5. Place the two keys into the keyholes on either side of the door and twist them both until they feel tight.
6. Close and reopen your Vending machine lock door at least five times to make sure that everything works properly before locking it up for good!
7. Turn your lock cylinder counterclockwise and pull it out as far as possible to reveal the opening where you will insert your new key.
8. Insert the small end of the new key into this hole until it clicks into place, then turn clockwise and pull outwards to replace the old cylinder with the new one. If done correctly, this should release an audible click as soon as it pops back out again – if not, check your work or get a professional locksmith!