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Rudy Won't Stop Yapping

Letter received on Tuesday August 16th 2022.

Tuesday August 16th 2022

Hey Lloyd,


I think I'm missing something here on a Funhouse. The motor for opening and closing Rudys mouth, runs a second or two longer than it should when he closes is mouth. It sounds horrible as the motor keeps spinning a bit then turns off. I don't see anything that tells it to stop. Both the gears look fine and nothing is broken, I checked the motor board and I see the connectors have been reflowed and none of the transistors are shorted. The opto in front of Rudys mouth is operating as it should.


The mouth opening up is fine, it's just when it closes, that there is run on. When you power up the game, Rudy will reset to eyes closed and mouth shut. The motor runs on then in the same way. I haven't encountered this before.


I don't know if this was happening before I started to refurbish the game or not. Your help could save my day.

Rudy Gazooti

Hi Rudy


Page 2-22 and 2-23 in the manual show the head. Item #26 is a micro mini switch.


That probably needs adjusting or replacing.


Thank you,

LTG : )




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