I'm currently working on a "Hurdy Gurdy" that I'm planning on bringing to the Saratoga show next weekend. One of the issues it had was a fried alternating unit coil. I replaced the coil, but noticed something I thought was odd. It seems that the coil is energized on even numbers on the one point score reel, and it's turned off on odd numbers. OK, but here's the weird part. If the game ends on an even number, the coil remains energized even in "game over". Somehow, that doesn't seem right. I would think that the coil would eventually overheat, even though it's a somewhat continuous duty coil as is the hold relay coil.
I was looking for a schematic, which I could have sworn I had, but couldn't find it. I looked at both a "Subway" and a "Square Head" schematic which I imagine would be similar. I pretty much went through every switch in the game, and could not find anything abnormal that would make the coil stay on.
Are there any "Hurdy Gurdy" owners out there that can check their game to see if this is in fact normal? I'm going to be getting a schematic, but would hopefully like to have this resolved quickly as I'm running out of time to get this game ready for the show. The rest of the game does normally de-energize in "game over"
via the center switch of the three stacked in the back of the ball count unit. The game had a two-play/coin modification done on it, but I undid everything and was hoping that would fix it, but it did not.
This one has me stumped, but maybe it's normal?
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