(Topic ID: 288492)

El dorado score reel reset


By beini

8 days ago



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    #1 8 days ago

    Hi, i am finishing restoring El dorado but i am having problem with one of the score reels. 100 doesnt reset for a new game. It does add score no problem and the game does boot up. So you can start a game even though it is stuck on some random number. I am just hoping i dont have to take the motor apart.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    #2 8 days ago

    Check the switches on the 100 score reel. Since the game is starting, the reset logic thinks the reel is at zero. There are 3 switches. One closes at zero and opens for non-zero. One closes for all non-zero values, and one closes only for the 9 value. In addition to the actual switch contacts, inspect the wires to make sure the terminals aren’t shorted.

    Good luck. This is one of the classic problems to fix.

    Dave

    #4 7 days ago
    Quoted from dgAmpGuy:

    Check the switches on the 100 score reel. Since the game is starting, the reset logic thinks the reel is at zero. There are 3 switches. One closes at zero and opens for non-zero. One closes for all non-zero values, and one closes only for the 9 value. In addition to the actual switch contacts, inspect the wires to make sure the terminals aren’t shorted.
    Good luck. This is one of the classic problems to fix.
    Dave

    I did check it out, if the score value is 9 it resets but not for other numbers. Also when the 10 unit reach a hundred it doesnt add it to 100, the 100 reel just stays at same number but if i hit something tgat gives me 100 it counts.

    #5 7 days ago

    Re post 3 you said "I did check it out'. What does that mean? Did you go through each of your score reel switches to validate they are tightened, cleaned and gapped in accord with the excellent narrative on pinrepair. It is difficult to provide further help unless you indicate precisely the problem and what you have done in relation to helpful posts.

    #6 7 days ago

    The 100 reel only resetting when it's at '9' is likely because its center switch is over-gapped and is *only* closing at 9, instead of being closed all the way from 1 to 9. It should close at 1 thru 9 and be open at 0.

    The 10 reel not rolling over score to the 100 reel is likely the top-most switch on 10 reel is not closing at 9 or the switch is dirty.

    Labels on diagram are when each switch should be closed, otherwise should be open. When adjusting, adjust the shorter blades, not the longer ones that are pushed by the actuator arm. Also begin by first tightening the screws on these switch stacks as they dry out with age and can lose their tightness.

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    #7 7 days ago

    Fantastic, i was looking at this a little wrong way thank you for great advices and picture. I did find out that i am missing part of a leaf on M switch and the contact on N switch.

    Do you know where you can buy these little switches?

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