Here's what happened:
I was away from my home for 2 months, and when I returned my aladdin's castle would no longer work. The game was played some maybe 10 games while I was gone, so it's not an oxidation problem....I did check that!!!
It was working just fine before I left, because I played it the night I left.
Here is what it is doing:
You can put credits on the game and the credit reel reads them, but when you press the start button,
the scoring reel runs 5 times you know t-t-t-t-t; and doesn't engage in a game.
I manually pressed the game over overlock relay switch to see what would happen and of course the game came on until I let go of the switch. Then the game goes dead (out of play mode)
If I hold the switch, I can get everything to work on the game and it will even go ball 1-5 (however, the balls do not advance on the backglass). But as soon as I let go, of course it immediately shuts off.
When I press the start button, it does not deduct a credit from the reel. I'm thinking the problem lies somewhere there or in the game over overlock relay switch.
FYI, I did clean the contacts on the credit reel, the reset relay, game over relay, credit and coin relays.
I have also noticed that the 1000 reel, on player 1 will not advance after the 100 reel goes past 9.
Also, I have a link to a video on youtube to hopefully show and explain what I am trying to explain below.
Any information or insight you could give me that would help me fix the problem would be greatly appreciated.