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cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

  • 1.  cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-09-2015 18:35

    Hi Folks

    I have a dryer cashbox that the key does not go all the way in by 1/8 inch or so, I believe someone stuck something in keyway.

    How do you drill out the lock? Anything special to do? I have drilled many other styles of locks but not this style of cashbox that requires the 4 pieces of metal on all 4 sides to release in order to pull out cashbox.

    Many thanks to anyone that has experience that can share with me how to do properly.

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    Daniel Case
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Texas Wash House
    Round Rock TX
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  • 2.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-09-2015 19:48

    I have come across this once or twice myself.

    If you think sombody stuck some inside, it's usually paper or cardboard, or a wrapper. Sometimes, it's just a lint buildup over the years that gets pushed in every time you insert the key.

    Solution? Take a long pin, such as a corsage pin if you can find one of those. If not, ask your drycleaner for a pin as long as possible. Then bend the tip of the pin into a short "L" shape. I like less than 1/8". Sort of like a tiny hook.

    You can use the pin to hook any debris inside the keyway and pull it out.

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    Paulie B
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Mr Machine
    NYC NY
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  • 3.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-10-2015 06:26

    Another thing that might be worth trying before you drill the lock out since the key will go almost all the way in. Unless you are sure there is something stuck in there then this won't do anything at all.  But you can either go buy some graphite (it will come in a tube that is about the size of a tube of neosporin) it will be a really fine powder try and squeeze it in the key slot and then cover the key with graphite and keep working it in and out.  It could possibly be the pins are worn slightly and this is like a lubercation for the pins....if you can't find the graphite just take a standard pencil and scratch it along the ridges of the key until you get some graphite on the key and keep doing it for a few try's.  Good luck with it.

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    Michael Stearns
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Wash-O-Matic
    Lexington VA
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  • 4.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-10-2015 14:05

    In past I've sprayed WD40 and then held the key with a a tool after a little wiggling it usually opens within in a min.  

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    ZEE NADIR
    Store Owner/ Employee
    GRANADA HILLS CA
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  • 5.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-11-2015 10:05

    What brand of dryer?  Many Dexter cashvaults can be unbolted. 

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    Brian DeCoster
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Laundromania
    Iowa City IA
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  • 6.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-11-2015 19:52



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    KEVIN ROSS
    Store Owner/ Employee
    FAIRFIELD OH
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    Hi! Daniel

    Before drilling boxes, contact your equipment distributor, ask for the name and telephone number of your area ESD Representative.  We had a similar problem with dryer boxes.  ESD had a run of bad keys.  They issued us new keys (at no cost).  Dry this first.  good luck.



  • 7.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-11-2015 19:54



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    KEVIN ROSS
    Store Owner/ Employee
    FAIRFIELD OH
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    Hi! Daniel

    Before drilling boxes, contact your equipment distributor, ask for the name and telephone number of your area ESD Representative.  We had a similar problem with dryer boxes.  ESD had a run of bad keys.  They issued us new keys (at no cost).  try this first.  good luck.



  • 8.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 09-12-2015 18:33

    Daniel,

    Send or post a picture of the offending coin box.

    I have removed hundreds of them.

    Each requires a slightly different method.

    I may be able to help with getting the key in as well.

    A picture will indicate which box we are working with.

    I will probably reply directly.

    I'm not really sure I want to publicly post some of the methods.

    After all not everyone who reads these forums is one of the good guys.

    And they don't need the help! lol.


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    DAVID CHAMLEE
    Service Technnician since 1986
    and sometimes Laundromat Owner
    CCR
    Santa Barbara, CA
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-09-2015 18:34
    From: Daniel Case
    Subject: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Hi Folks

    I have a dryer cashbox that the key does not go all the way in by 1/8 inch or so, I believe someone stuck something in keyway.

    How do you drill out the lock? Anything special to do? I have drilled many other styles of locks but not this style of cashbox that requires the 4 pieces of metal on all 4 sides to release in order to pull out cashbox.

    Many thanks to anyone that has experience that can share with me how to do properly.

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    Daniel Case
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Texas Wash House
    Round Rock TX
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  • 9.  RE: cashbox will not open on ESD box on dryer

    Posted 11-01-2015 13:44

    We had several ESD cash boxes that would not open. We called ESD Midwest Sales Director Bob Matthews. He visited our store and checked out the problem and promptly replaced the cash boxes and gave us new keys. Everything is working great now!

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    [Fylynne] [Crawford]
    [Owner-Operator]
    [Kimbark Laundry]
    [Chicago] [IL]