(Topic ID: 217899)

Fire! Fire roller drum running backwards?

By patrickvc

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

The flame roller under the playfield seems to be running backwards. The flames look like they are rolling down not rolling up like the flames in the backbox ( champagne edition). Anyone else seen this before?

#2 3 years ago

Wires on backwards?
-Mike

#3 3 years ago

I’m not sure. I wondered if the plug can be reversed to reverse direction

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

I’m not sure. I wondered if the plug can be reversed to reverse direction

Look at it and see. Otherwise swap wires to the motor. It's a DC motor so it will run the opposite direction then.

LTG : )

#5 3 years ago

Look for a place where someone has moved the wires around and reverse them. Don't cut any wires unless you have too.

John

#6 3 years ago

It's probably your resistor in backwards. Pretty common issue.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

It's probably your resistor in backwards. Pretty common issue.

Resistor flows either way, a blocking diode maybe.
-Mike

#8 3 years ago

Funny, now I’ve seen it go both ways. When the drum starts sometimes it stutters before rolling normally sometimes forward sometimes in reverse

#9 3 years ago

Is the motor an AC type? If so, could be that's the way it is, same as many microwave oven tray motors that can start in either direction.

I asked about this exact thing at a Sharp microwave technical course many years ago and was told by the Japanese engineer giving the lecture: "not fault, feature" (that was his exact response to my question).

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Resistor flows either way, a blocking diode maybe.
-Mike

I was making a joke

The wires are backwards.

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