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Miss America not resetting

By Brewster007

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    Hi, I am at a loss why my machine is not resetting. I purchased it last year not going. I have cleaned contacts and resoldered some connections. The game lights up and makes the usual noises but the shutter goes from closed to open and no ball appears. If I open relay by hand, ball comes up but the playfield won't stay in the closed position. If I put credits on scorer and push the red button the machine advances odds but playfield won't close or put ball out. Can someone please help .(btw is an early 1957 model) Also when I trip coin switch no credits show on counter, and I can only trip coin switch just the once.

    #2 9 months ago

    the first ball lifts when all 8 balls are in the ball trough. You need 1-1/8" diameter bingo balls in the game or the leftmost ball won't push down the 8th ball trough rollover and complete the circuit to the ball lifter.

    there's other possible problems tho, so the easiest thing is reset the game and if no ball comes up, manually step up the timer unit once and see what happens. If still no ball lifts, the problem is elsewhere in the circuit.

    the shutter closes when the second ball is lifted - timer unit steps to the second step - so you need to get the ball lifting working first.

    what relay are you opening to make a ball lift?

    #3 9 months ago

    Hi baldtwit, I have 8 balls in machine. The relay is underside next to shutter motor. The relay is allways energised is this right? I will try step up the timer unit and see what happens.

    #4 9 months ago

    Too many balls in the mechanism?

    #5 9 months ago

    Has to have 8, 5 for play and 3 extra balls

    #6 9 months ago

    Is there anyone in Australia, preferably Victoria that fixes these?

    #7 9 months ago
    Quoted from Brewster007:

    Is there anyone in Australia, preferably Victoria that fixes these?

    no as illegal in Victoria

    #8 9 months ago

    Ok, that makes it hard

    Quoted from Ballypinball:

    no as illegal in Victoria

    #9 9 months ago

    the relay on the bottom of the playfield is the lifter start relay. When that's powered, the ball lift motor will NOT turn on.

    lifting the ball gate flap at the top of the runway/shooter lane should unpower the lifter start relay. However, if the lifter start relay is powering as soon as you turn on the game, the only thing it can be (except a short) is the ball runway switch is stuck closed.

    the ball runway switch is under the rollover wire directly in front of the shooter. Usually what happens is someone lowers the playfield onto the front of the cabinet and mashes the switch blades together. The runway switch should only be closed when a ball is sitting on the rollover.

    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from baldtwit:

    the relay on the bottom of the playfield is the lifter start relay. When that's powered, the ball lift motor will NOT turn on.
    lifting the ball gate flap at the top of the runway/shooter lane should unpower the lifter start relay. However, if the lifter start relay is powering as soon as you turn on the game, the only thing it can be (except a short) is the ball runway switch is stuck closed.
    the ball runway switch is under the rollover wire directly in front of the shooter. Usually what happens is someone lowers the playfield onto the front of the cabinet and mashes the switch blades together. The runway switch should only be closed when a ball is sitting on the rollover.

    Thank you, Thank you , Thank you. It was the runway switch. I have been working on this for 2 days , pulled apart timer and cleaned and reset, followed trough switches and cleaned, checked for voltages at cams and relay's. Now I've got some tweaks like scorer not working properly and magic lines adjustment, but at least it's working and I can check other parts. When I come to USA again I'll send you a message and shout you lunch.

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    #11 4 months ago

    Hi, In Newcastle NSW there is an expert with Bingos, he has been working on them for over 25 years

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