(Topic ID: 238774)

EM gottlieb score motor switch arcing when open

By creepykenny

3 months ago

Topic Stats

  • 4 posts
  • 2 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Cash_Riprock
  • No one calls this topic a favorite


Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    #1 3 months ago

    here's me problem .... have a switch on a Gottlieb scoring motor - inner most at position 3B to be exact, that arcs when the switch is opened by the motor causing the relay controlled by this switch to stay constantly energized which in turn of course keeps the score motor going
    i can physically intervene and stop the arcing allowing the relay to de-energize by placing something between the contacts but so far i have been unable to adjust the switch contacts to a point where they will stop arcing

    do i need to replace the switch? have hit it a number of times with a flexstone and tried repeated adjustments - switch and its actuator look to be the correct factory parts

    this is a new one for me, any ideas on how to solve this are greatly appreciated

    #2 3 months ago

    See if pitted. If so, you can use a metal file or just replace contacts.

    #3 3 months ago

    took your advice and hit it with the metal file seems to now be OK, arcing has been greatly reduced and relay now shuts off

    thanks for the tip

    #4 3 months ago

    Sure thing. I usually follow w/flexstone file just to smooth out. Enjoy.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 7,499.00
    Pinball Machine
    Operation Pinball
    $ 44.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    PinBoss Mods
    $ 14.00
    Yorktown Parts and Equip
    $ 65.00
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    Texas Pinball
    $ 209.99
    Lighting - Led
    $ 399.99
    Cabinet - Toppers
    Great American Pinball
    $ 28.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    $ 229.99
    From: $ 50.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Art Prints
    From: $ 9.00
    $ 28.00
    Playfield - Other
    Pin Monk
    $ 249.00
    $ 3.00
    Playfield - Decals
    Doc's Pinball Shop
    $ 49.00
    $ 29.99
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 99.00
    Cabinet - Toppers
    Docquest Pinball Mods
    € 27.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    $ 38.75
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 149.00
    $ 12.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Meph's Mods
    From: $ 9.99
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside