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Bowler No Frame No Player


By Kickout

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    United puck bowler not counting frames or changing players. Machine starts, score reels reset, Player count adds correct number of players, frame count shows 1. Slide the puck, 1st player scores show correctly. Game does not go to player two after player one has completed it's frame. Can manually move to player two, but when player two frame is completed, machine stays at player two frame one. Would this be a problem relatrd to the frame control unit, and where should I begin? Thanks

    #2 1 year ago

    No Puck Bowler experiece out here?

    #3 1 year ago

    I'm guessing frame/player units. Do you have a schematic?

    #4 1 year ago

    Step 1: Clean the hell out of everything. Use 3-in-1 oil or equivalent, and make those contacts shine.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from CadillacMusic:

    Step 1: Clean the hell out of everything. Use 3-in-1 oil or equivalent, and make those contacts shine.

    Remove all old grease from the stepper units.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from CadillacMusic:

    Step 1: Clean the hell out of everything. Use 3-in-1 oil or equivalent, and make those contacts shine.

    Do not do this unless you want to create new problems.

    Check Clay's advice on steppers: http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index2.htm#steps

    #7 1 year ago

    I cleaned and lubed all of the stepper units per PinBall Repair. I never use oil always Teflon Lube Gel.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from currieddog:

    Do not do this unless you want to create new problems.
    Check Clay's advice on steppers: http://www.pinrepair.com/em/index2.htm#steps

    Huh? We run like a dozen EM bowlers, and that's usually what's wrong when there's a problem that's not the stupid ball lift chain. In fact, I think there's only one EM I've ever dealt with that the problem wasn't from dirty connections. As long as you're careful, it helps make them dependably solid.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from CadillacMusic:

    We run like a dozen EM bowlers, and that's usually what's wrong when there's a problem that's not the stupid ball lift chain.

    I just know from experience that getting into everything really ups the chances of creating more problems. Better to go through things one at a time and work from there.

    #10 1 year ago

    Fair enough. I didn't mean the whole machine, of course. I meant the related steppers. But I wasn't the clearest.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from currieddog:

    I'm guessing frame/player units. Do you have a schematic?

    Yes, I have the schematics. Been working from them.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Kickout:

    Yes, I have the schematics. Been working from them.

    Can you scan and post relevant parts?

    2 weeks later
    #13 1 year ago

    Sorry it took so long, I've been working on this by myself trying to read and understand the schematics. Here is what the game is doing.
    1 Turns on
    2 Drop a coin
    3 Coin RE does not energize.
    If I am reading the schematic correctly starting at D 13, I should have a complete circuit through the Slam Tilt SW, Drop Chute closes when coin is dropped, to "B" side of Credit Jack, to "B" side of Coin Chute ADJ Jack, to Coin Re, to closed M/B Start Re, to 2 Play Re, to Black.

    If this is true then at C 8 the Coin Re should close, Coin Meter advances (this does), Start Re should trip through Frame Control Disc. Start Re does not trip.

    I've checked continuity but when I get to the Frame Control Disc, I seem to lose continuity. I hope this makes sense. Am I looking at the path correctly?

    Cherokee Scan 1.pdfScan0006.pdf
    #14 1 year ago

    Are you saying, that now the machine does not start and the score reels all reset to zero as in your very first post?

    What all have you done so fay?

    #15 1 year ago

    Since the first post, I went back after a few days and tried starting a game. Here what happened, drop a coin, push start button, can hear the Coin Meter change counts that is it. The Score Re are not resetting. It appears that the Start Re does not trip.

    I checked continuity from the yellow wire on the Slam Tilt Re through the path to the Coin Re as shown on the first schematic above. Everything was good, I then did continuity check on the Start Re through the Coin Meter and Frame Control Disc. This is where I think the problem is the Start Re does not trip. If I manually trip the Start Re the Relay Bank Coil trips, resting the score reels, Player 1 and Frame 1 come up. From there no pins retrack when the puck is thrown.

    Going to check continuity on the 3rd Pos Re next to see it that is working.

    #17 1 year ago

    Progress now have the pins retracking as they should. Problem was a broken wire on Game Over switch 30B. Now that that is fixed, I am still not getting the Frame or Player Counts to work. Help please.

    #18 1 year ago

    Because the portion of the schematic shows the "Frame Drum Step up", I take it that your machine is
    a late 50s/early 60s machine, but what is needed is the portion of the schematic showing the "Player Up
    Step Up", but anyways, you can try checking for dirty or mis-adjusted contacts in the "Player Reset Relay",
    and then the circuitry also would go through a set of contacts that run off of the score motor cam, or
    possibly through the score motor wiper board, but I'm pretty sure off of the cam, but I don't know what
    set that would be. Perhaps there's labels near the Score Motor showing what switches do what..

    #19 1 year ago

    Mopar.

    Quoted from Mopar:

    Because the portion of the schematic shows the "Frame Drum Step up", I take it that your machine is
    a late 50s/early 60s machine

    It is a 1977 Williams Cherokee Shuffle Alley

    Quoted from Mopar:

    what is needed is the portion of the schematic showing the "Player Up
    Step Up"

    Is this the snipet you were talking about?

    Quoted from Mopar:

    you can try checking for dirty or mis-adjusted contacts in the "Player Reset Relay",

    I will check these.

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