Every candy machine on this page is equipped with an adjustable candy dispensing wheel that vends most products in small sizes up to about 5/8" gumballs or small pieces of candy. This dispensing wheel can be adjusted to release the perfectly correct number of candy pieces per vend no matter what size candy with which you choose to fill the machine. These candy machines are brand new and come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee for years of trouble free commercial use - they are perfect for any vending route!
Unboxing & Assembly
It's an exciting moment to purchase a candy machine. Soon after you receive the shipment email with tracking number, there is the realization that you will need to know this machine inside and out in order to maximize candy profits. Welcome to the fraternity of candy vending that specializes in converting pieces of sugar into profits of shiny quarters. That new candy vending machine will do most of the work for you, but you will need to understand how it works and how best to set it up before you can master the art of owning a route. Once you receive your candy machine, open the box and inspect the machine, and read the instructions. It comes fully assembled, but attaching it to the stand requires you to disassemble it partially during that process. This is relatively simple, but following are some helpful guides with additional information:
Lock & Key
Be sure not to tighten the lock too much! Most locks only need a couple of gentle turns to lock and be fully secure. Even just one turn past this point can break the lock, requiring it to be replaced. The lock’s code is on the key - in case you lose your key and need to replace it. Codes generally start with a letter followed by a few numbers, such as T-001. Note the key code in a safe place, because the key is the only place where you will find this code. It is not replicated anywhere else, so if you lose the key someday, you'll be glad you wrote it down so you can easily order a replacement!
The coin mechanism is the most complex and critical part of a candy vending machine. It's the first and most important, and the last, moving part. If needing to check your coin mechanism or wishing to replace it, you will find that once you remove the globe, it usually slides up and out of the machine. You may need to use a screwdriver to get the coin mechanism somewhat loose, but the coin mechanisms usually slide up and out with ease. If the machine is intended for home or office use, and you want to set it to free spin, these instructions would be helpful:
The dispensing wheel of a candy machine determines how much candy is dispensed with each quarter inserted into the machine. Candy machine dispensing wheels have holes that are shaped like slices of pie and also are adjustable. Choose which setting you’d like depending on the amount of candy you want to dispense per vend.
So, how do you know what setting to use? Because candy comes in different shapes and sizes and because candy machines vary slightly (or more) by manufacturer, the only way to determine what works best for you and the business goals is to test the machine. While the machine is relatively empty, choose the candy wheel setting you'd like to test and put in a very small quantity of that candy. Use a quarter to dispense one vend. Based on how little or how much comes out and based on your business goals, you may want to adjust your candy wheel setting to be larger or smaller and test it again until you find what setting works best. Be sure to check out the helpful articles below as well as the article entitled "calculating your candy machine vends" :
One of the first decisions - made while ordering the machine - is if you would like your new candy machine to have a cashbox or not. Here's a great article to help you decide:
Starting a Vending Business
If this is your first gumball machine and you are looking to turn it into a source of additional income, then you would be interested in best practices for running a new route. Check out these articles to help you get started!
We offer replacement parts for the gumball machines that we sell. All of our parts can be found on our Parts Page.
You have your machine and your location…now all that’s left to do is fill your machine, place it in its location and wait for those quarters. Thank you for visiting Gumballs.com!!