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(Topic ID: 2610)

check your WH2O's (G.I. related)

By NoVArcade

9 years ago

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  • Latest reply 8 years ago by PinballHelp
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#1 9 years ago

judremy, this might have been the culprit to your blown fuse. I've been chasing an intermittent high resistence reading to ground on the upper playfield GI circuit. I believe I've found the culprit, the fix was easy, but the location of this socket boggles my mind. There should have been a service bulletin for this. Put a piece of tape on the backside of the socket that might come in contact with the left side rail.

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#2 9 years ago

I remember that spot well now that I see it. Had a GI short that I traced there as well on my White Water

#3 9 years ago

That wasn't the problem on mine. On mine it was the tab being bent in too far making contact with the mount (if that makes sense) on a backfield GI or two. I will definitely check on this tomorrow!

In other news, my friend and I just spent the last 10 hours doing a "quickie" shop job on WH2O. You can see some pics at this link:

My wife repainted Bigfoot too and he looks great. Please let me know what you think!

#4 9 years ago

Just an FYI... I did go and put electrical tape in those areas. Mine weren't touching, but dang was it close.

#5 9 years ago

Nice find, makes me want to look under my machines playfields and look, just incase there is something simular.

Looks awesome and Bigfoot looks GREAT!

#6 9 years ago

Nice tip NoVArcade. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I don't have enought hair left to be pulling it out tracking something like that down


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#7 8 years ago

Thanks for the heads-up on this!

#8 8 years ago

Great post, will take a peek at mine, Thanks!!

#9 8 years ago

Had that exact problem at the spring pinfest. I switch out some lights before the show and it kept blowing fuses. Luckily I found it minutes before the show started, but I was sweating it out pretty good.

Great POST!

#10 8 years ago
Quoted from Pin_Crazed:

Great post, will take a peek at mine, Thanks!!


#11 8 years ago

Yup. My GI blew on my first WH20, sure enough when I saw the sparks fly while lifting the playfield it came from that area.

#12 8 years ago

Will do NoVa.

Muchas gracias.

#13 8 years ago

Thanks for the tip,I just massaged the area with my Dremel tool and then wrapped the light socket with electrical tape.

#14 8 years ago

I make a point of never pulling out the playfield while the game is on. If I need to check things, I'll turn it off while I pull up the playfield and then turn it back on.

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