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If what your referring to as a soda cooler is a refrigerated unit that one opens a door and reaches in and selects their preferred beverage than NO GFCI is NOT required. Now IF your required to provide a form of payment prior to obtaining the beverage then YES GFCI IS required.

To be a vending machine one must be required to insert some sort of payment prior to obtaining the product

422.2 Definition.
Vending Machine. Any self-service device that dispenses products or merchandise without the necessity of replenishing the device between each vending operation and is designed to require insertion of coin, paper currency, token,card, key, or receipt of payment by other means.
 

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IMO this is not a vending machine and even a cashier receipt does not make it a vending machine. The machine must require insertion of that receipt to be a vending machine.
 

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So what about outdoor ice vending machines...the ones where you pay the cashier inside then outside you grab your bag of ice?
If the ice cooler is attached by cord&plug then the receptacle is required to be GFCI protected. Not the cooler.

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In the definition for a vending machine described in 422.2, there is no mention that this has to be a cord and plug connected. 422.51 states that if a vending machine is cord and plug connected it must be GFCI protected. My question is, would a self service gas pump, with credit card or cash accepting capabilities built, in be considered a vending machine? It meets the requirements of 422.2 :confused1:
 
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