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Mysterious Switch Williams Jive Time

By redrock

77 days ago



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    #1 77 days ago

    I have a start sequence issue I have never seen before where I cannot find a switch, looking at both the schematic and on the playfield. My Williams 1970 Jive Time has a switch stopping the start sequence. It's called the KICKER SW (N/C). It need the yellow common to work. If I jumper the common it works. (The attached shows the circuit where the Coin Relay closed and locks the Lock Relay, thus providing a path at the yellow common, through this Kicker Switcher!)

    There are only 2 kickers for this machine, called Auto Kickers, used for the Spin function. I verified this with the manual as the only reference, which are for two coils. Reviewing all the text and wire colors for the motor switches show nothing. Looking at the the switches on the playfield don't match the wire colors (yellow & block-orange).

    I even bought an original schematic -- in poor condition but it hasn't helped. Any suggestions?

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    #2 77 days ago

    Is this referring to the kick-off switch? Usually located on the bottom panel near the score motor. You know the one where you slap the bottom of the machine and it turns the game off?

    #3 77 days ago

    You mean TILT?

    #4 77 days ago

    It's kind of like a tilt but was originally designed to turn the game off on machines before an on/off switch. If it's supposed to be closed and is adjusted open your game will never start.

    #5 77 days ago

    Yes, that is the issue! I always called it a tilt switch but its really called Kick Off Switch.

    Thanks so much for the help.

    #6 77 days ago
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    #7 77 days ago

    Yes, got it. If the schematic called the switch Kick Off I probably would have found it.

    Thanks to all.

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