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Burning Ghostbusters smell

By GameVault

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

Burning smell from Ghostbusters Premium pinball. Game is turned off for me and when I get back to investigate about 45 min later, I can smell under playfield the burning odor but can't find the culprit. So what do I do? I am running it now, but for about 10min but no smell develops. Here is some other odd things. I noticed that the Scolari brothers targets during game play pretty much constantly tick while in down position from the relay coil that lets the target drop. They pulse/tick. Also I noticed there are like no fuses in this game other then 2 fuses I noticed on what I guess is are 2 LED's boards. Magnets do not have fuses. I recall The Addams family not having them and a fuse kit was used to save the magnets from burning the playfield. Could that happen here in the future?
Edit: All lights, flashers and coils seem to work when put in test.

#2 5 months ago
Quoted from GameVault:

Burning smell from Ghostbusters Premium pinball. Game is turned off for me and when I get back to investigate about 45 min later, I can smell under playfield the burning odor but can't find the culprit. So what do I do? I am running it now, but for about 10min but no smell develops. Here is some other odd things. I noticed that the Scolari brothers targets during game play pretty much constantly tick while in down position from the relay coil that lets the target drop. They pulse/tick. Also I noticed there are like no fuses in this game other then 2 fuses I noticed on what I guess is are 2 LED's boards. Magnets do not have fuses. I recall The Addams family not having them and a fuse kit was used to save the magnets from burning the playfield. Could that happen here in the future?
Edit: All lights, flashers and coils seem to work when put in test.

If it were me and that happened, after smelling the smoke I would immediately turn the machine off/unplug, pull the glass, lift the playfield, and touch the coils one at a time to see if any were hot/warm.

Did this happen immediately after doing changes in any way on the machine, in the backbox or under the playfield?

#3 5 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

If it were me and that happened, after smelling the smoke I would immediately turn the machine off/unplug, pull the glass, lift the playfield, and touch the coils one at a time to see if any were hot/warm.
Did this happen immediately after doing changes in any way on the machine, in the backbox or under the playfield?

I was not around to diagnose, that would have been ideal. Now I can not reproduce the smell.

#4 5 months ago
Quoted from GameVault:

the Scolari brothers targets during game play pretty much constantly tick while in down position from the relay coil that lets the target drop. They pulse/tick.

Try switching node boards 8 and 9 (don't forget to change the dip switches). Still have the same problem?
If the problem moves I'd guess node board 8 is bad.

#5 5 months ago

So far, I have changed both flipper coils and disconnected both magnets. No issues so far. I am waiting for the magnet kit to have both magnets fused. Edit: Kits arrived, magnets fused with 3amp fuses. No issues. Must have been a bad flipper coil.

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