(Topic ID: 21177)

Golden Bells troubleshooting help needed

By dailyprowl

11 years ago

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#1 11 years ago

I have the 1959 pinball machine Golden bells (new to me) and I am having trouble solving a problem as it is my first machine.

I first plugged in the machine and was able to play a complete game, then the game board stayed lit up but the flippers nor bumpers would not work (like it did not recognize a coin starting a new game). Then the whole pinball machine went dead the next time I plugged it in. Now I cant do anything. Any methodical trouble shooting steps would be appreciated since i am a pinball newbie. Can post pics if needed.

#2 11 years ago

Can't help you much with EM's. Check out Clays' guide it should help you get started.


#3 11 years ago

Check the tilt, game relay,and reset bank. Also the coin switch.

#4 11 years ago

Check the fuses first and make sure they are good. Also make sure they are fused with the proper fuses.

I would also check the fuse holder and make sure it is holding the fuses in tight.

Tilt Mech and relay are also should be checked. Alot of those machines tilt would kill the game

Cool looking old williams machine!


#5 11 years ago

Like to see a few photos myself - never seen a "59 Golden Bells before

#6 11 years ago


These are the pictures but I guess I will need to add some of the outside of the machine too at some point. The fuses are good as I did check them.

#8 11 years ago

Can anyone tell me what these parts are to....These parts where left spare in the cabinet of the golden bells changer drawer and I can't see anywhere obvious that they were removed from.


#9 11 years ago

Also, it appears that something is missing from this bell to cause it to ding. Where do I order what I need


#10 11 years ago

There is a loose wire on the right side of this transformer see pic of black wire and I can't tell if it was soldered right onto the spare terminal right below this wire. I have been able to get this machine running without this hooked up.



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