Not feeling the Twin Joker these last few days. I checked the switch bingopodcast (by the way, thanks for sticking with me...you've been a great help!) suggested and it was stuck closed. I fixed it and tested it good. Ball kicker kept running. Then, all of a sudden, the ball kicker motor would not go around a full rotation. When I would pull up on the housing attached to the cabinet, it seemed to help relieve this "stall" but not fully. I looked and saw that the rubber grommets in the motor housing screw holes to mount it to the cabinet were crumbled dry. I replaced those grommets...don't ask me why I had some of those lying around. Installed motor back....still gets stuck 1/4 turn after tripping the inner switch, not the main wheel catch switch. (I know the wording isn't correct).
I then removed the motor, save for the power connections to see if it would run on it's side, with no restrictions. It ran fine and even gave much resistance when I attempted to hinder it's movement. I checked on the ball kicker mech and it doesn't seem to have hang ups. I am at a loss....and bummed. I know I can't test the rest of this machine if I can't even get past this initial stage of testing after the new transformer install.
Anyway, I posted some pics of the machine. It's a fine looking paper weight and I have replacement start buttons to install, will sand blast and re-paint the legs with new black leg levelers already purchase. The playfield glass is new also and PF glass frame polished and refurbished. The cabinet was cleaned with Magic Eraser, vinegar and baking soda.....and a ton of elbow grease!
As always, any help will be appreciated.
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