Now that I have been chasing wires...I think I can help (some). First, The machine's coin slot says, 5 Plays/ Quarter. Next, the coin mechanism is shown in image below. I have tried to draw a schematic of what we are looking at...I am not an electrical guy so I did the best I could. This 'thing' is in two parts. The top section is a solenoid with two switches both I believe are in the normally open position. Below is a mechanical assembly. This assembly has a five lobed wheel and a mechanical arm that rides over the lobes. Two switches are opened and closed as this arm moves up and down. There is a red wire attached to one of these switches that goes nowhere (bad soldered from something).
There are two wires (orange and blue) that comes from this mechanical assembly solenoid that are cut (go nowhere). Following the White, Green, Orange, and Red wires that lead to this 'Mystery Thing', I found that the Red and White wires where cut (go nowhere), and the Green and Orange wires lead to the ball lift assembly (see image) green to the motor and orange to a switch.
It appears that I could disconnect the Green and Orange wires and remove the Mystery from the cabinet. But haw does the machine know that I get five plays for a quarter? Maybe I need to figure out..with a little help from my friends... how to reconnect this mystery?20180307_131358 (resized).jpg20180917_111544 (resized).jpg20180917_111644 (resized).jpg20180917_111932 (resized).jpg