(Topic ID: 238150)

Gottlieb Pioneer 10's reel stuck loud buzzing


By Rawbert

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hi Folks,

The tens reel is not advancing on the 2nd player of my Pioneer game. If I hit something that is ten points I get a loud buzzing as the reel wont move and the buzzing stops when I hit the flipper button. Any suggestions for a starting point? I turned the game off and thought I'd wait for some ideas from more seasoned hands before I began. Thanks.

#2 1 year ago

Scoring relays in the head, dirty contacts that drive the reels... know yer L M N relays, work them by hand...

#3 1 year ago

Make sure the EOS switch on the reel is properly adjusted.

#4 1 year ago

Check this switch going into the Ten's relay (N)

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#5 1 year ago
Quoted from currieddog:

Check this switch going into the Ten's relay (N)
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That's the EOS switch, right?

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

That's the EOS switch, right?

Yes, should have noted. I wanted to show wire colors.

#7 1 year ago

Eos switch

#8 1 year ago

Thanks guys. I'll start digging in first chance and start working my way through. I'll let you know how it goes.

#9 1 year ago

Hi Guys. Problem solved. The switch turned out to be fine, but, there was something off in the reel. I took it apart and put it back together a couple of times. While I couldn't see anything out of place, it did the trick. It was already pretty clean as the reels got a cleaning about a year ago (first one ever, if my guess is right.)

I appreciate the input!

#10 1 year ago

Good job! Please check as 'resolved.'

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#11 1 year ago

Thanks, I'm pretty new to all of this an I didn't even realize to check resolved. Much appreciated Currieddog!

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