Hello all. I just picked up a 1991 Williams Hurricane from a friend who let me know beforehand that the game occasionally shocks him and his kids while playing, usually from the side rails. I do not want to experience this having 2 small children that will be playing the game frequently.
I have read this entire post a couple of times (thank you all for this amazing wealth of information) and now feel confident that I can handle at least part of what lies ahead, but I have questions on a few items. I am confident that the outlet I am using is properly installed as I just had a licensed electrician do the electrical as part of a new wall I just had constructed.
What I've done so far:
0. I've plugged in the machine and see that it turns on properly and plays.
1. I've followed the ground braiding around the entire machine and everything seems to be connected without breaks.
2. I opened the line filter assembly and see that the game may have been re-imported since there is EUR color-coded wiring (Blue, Brown, Green/Yellow). I will move forward with replacing the cord with 16/3 awg. Below is the splice I will be replacing with a full new cord from the wall plug all the way to the line filter assembly.
Power Cable Splice.jpg
1. Since my MOV and Thermistor both have black colored disks, how do I know if they've already "sacrificed" themselves. Further, how can I tell what voltage they are manufactured for? I don't see any markings that denote voltage like 130V. Should I just assume that since the wire was EU coded that whomever did that switch also switched these to the 275V and I should replace anyway with a lower voltage rating?
2. Downstream from the power supply but before the plastic connector to the transformer there is a splice job. Can I just properly cap this and then re-tape or is there something else I need to do here?
3. At the plastic connector between the power supply and the transformer, several wires are cut on both sides of the plastic connector. Is this okay? When turned on, the game seems to fully function. What do these cords normally do? If it's okay, please let me know, if not, please let me know what I need to do next to fix.
A view of the cut wires before the connector and another view of the power supply splices
Cut wires on Power Filter Side of connector.jpg
A view of the plastic connector on the side of the transformer
Cut wires on Transformer Side of connector.jpg
4. Finally, at the transformer itself, there are 2 different sets of wires spliced together. A Black/White-Brown splice and a Brown/White-Black splice...is this okay? If so, I intend on replacing the electrical tape with a proper cap and then tape it again. If not, what do I do next here?
Spliced wires on the transformer itself
Thank you all very much.
Added 133 days ago
anyone around this thread anymore? vid1900 or anyone else who can help.
Update on my MOV, it’s a TNR 15g431KM and my Thermistor is a KCC CL-30. Should they be replaced for a US based machine?