(Topic ID: 292371)

Haunted House issue

By pin-ball1958

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

Hi, just purchased a Haunted House yesterday. Worked fine when I tried it. Now, after getting it home, I have no flippers in the upstairs or cellar. Any ideas? Thanks.

#2 5 months ago

Congrats on the purchase

Have you checked the fuses?

Sometimes with old and stressed fuses, they can finally fail after getting jostled if they were just barely hanging on by a thread.

#3 5 months ago

Yes, checked all fuses.

#4 5 months ago

Make sure you go through and wiggle/tighten all the connectors in the back box if you haven't already. You may also need to go through the bottom of the pf and do the same.

When you turn the system on, do the attract lights work? When you start a game, the main flippers work? Does the coil upkicker to go upstairs work? or the downstairs coils (upkicker) work?

#5 5 months ago

Check the flipper relays underneath the pf. They might be out of adjustment from the move. I believe they are the Q, U, and T relays.

#6 5 months ago

Triple check connector A12J/P8 and the Q and T relays as stated above. A12J/P8 and the Q and T relays carry the voltage direct from the bridge rectifiers to their proper places. Those can often times get whacked by the service bar or by the playfield being raised and put them seriously out of alignment (and sometimes causing a nasty short in the 24v circuit). Is the sound working properly?

All the info you need to trace down your issue is on 38-39 & 41-42 of your manual.

Good luck. Let us know what you find.

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Triple check connector A12J/P8 and the Q and T relays as stated above. A12J/P8 and the Q and T relays carry the voltage direct from the bridge rectifiers to their proper places. Those can often times get whacked by the service bar or by the playfield being raised and put them seriously out of alignment (and sometimes causing a nasty short in the 24v circuit). Is the sound working properly?
All the info you need to trace down your issue is on 38-39 & 41-42 of your manual.
Good luck. Let us know what you find.

100% what StratDoc and radial_head said: seems very likely one of the little leaf switches that are part of the relays (beneath the main playfield, far lower-right corner) are off or not connecting. Almost the same thing happened to me (bought a great working machine, got it home, removed the playfields for cabinet work, put it back together, and then all hell broke loose and nothing seemed to work, was mostly a combination of needing to reseat the plugs and connectors AND had to clean the relays and do a slight bend on one of the switches as part of a relay). I cut up some old business cards and used the strips to "wipe" clean in between the contacts, got lots of gunk and grime off of them, wound up doing that for all of the switches and that helped with some other gremlins. HH seems like a game that doesn't like to be moved around So prop that playfield up to the full 90 degree position, take a close look at the relays (and with the power off manually "activate" each relay and visually see if the switches are touching as expected and possibly adjust), clean it up, have patience, keep us posted on things, and you'll be up and running before you know it!

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