My first EM problem. It was bound to happen sooner or later. DISCLAIMER: Complete EM newbie, so talk to me as if I know nothing (which is pretty much true)
First, I occasionally play a 4 player game to keep all of the motors and reels moving. Started up a 4P game this morning, and noticed that the 10K reel wasn't moving back to 0 upon re-start. Finally, all scores reset to 0 after a couple minutes, when it usually takes seconds. Now I'm into troubleshooting mode.
"Play" a 4P game, just making sure I have points on all the digits. Player 4 has no problems scoring in any of the digits, so it's not the score reel. OK.
4P game is done, game is over.
Start another 4P game, and again, the 10K unit has "trouble" moving again. I look underneath while the machine chugging along and notice that it's (literally what I've just learned) the score motor chugging. Just keeps going and going, and every once in a while the 10K reel clicks and moves a position until after a few minutes it all resets to 0 and stops.
I tried my best to clean all of the switches that I can reach easily, being careful not to bend the leaf switches out of their original position. I used a contact burnisher from Pinball Life (was this where I screwed up?)
Start up a new game with my fingers crossed. Go through a 1P game, drain ball 3 (set to 3 ball games), all bonuses are added up, 1P and 4P are lit on the back box and the score motor continues to chug along, even though the rest of the scores read 0.
The game won't stop chugging until I turn it off. Upon turning it on, and starting a new game, it starts up fine.
Any help will be appreciated! Again, caveman terms for me as best as you can! Thank you!