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Score Reel thinks it's Reset (Chicago Coin, Kicker)

By MaxAsh

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hello All - I'm working on a "Kicker" (Chicago Coin, 1966), and have an issue with the tens (10-90) score reel.

* The game will start normally and play, and the scoring works fine for all reels (including the 10-90 reel). The problem is that during reset, the reel never turns or goes to zero, yet the game thinks it's at Zero/Reset position and starts up as it should.

* The score roll-over works fine, so when the 10-90 reel rolls over to "0" again during game play, the 100-900 reel advances as it should.

So it seems all of the in-game scoring portions of the reel are good, but for some reason it never receives the signal to reset during the Reset process, and doesn't care that it's not at Zero/Reset position when starting a new game. As long as the other reels reset, the game starts normally.

Thoughts on what might cause this?

Note: I found that on some of the other reels, there is a "jumper" connection (looks original and normal) between a couple of switch connections. It appears that the little jumper on the 10-90 reel is snapped, but I can see where it went. I jumpered between them, and the result is that the score reel still doesn't turn/reset, but the game gets stuck in a reset loop. I'm guessing someone realized that if they broke that connection, the game always thinks the reel is in "zero" position when reset.

Thanks in advance, as always, for advice! I have the schematic, so if pics are needed, please let me know. I can add pics of the reels and switches too, if that helps.

#2 2 years ago

Later in the 70s, C.C. pin's score reels needed to be in sequence and return to zero so
the circuitry would be completed for the Reset Relay to energize, but I'm pretty certain
that's not the case in Kicker's era..
I'd have to think Kicker score reels have the 9th position and run out switches.
I'd check the 10-90 score reel run-out switch which is open only when the score reel
is on zero. I'd also check the "Score Reset" Relay in the head that should have 4 sets
of switches. Each set of switches resets a score reel at start up when pulsing.

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#3 2 years ago
Quoted from MaxAsh:

Hello All - I'm working on a "Kicker" (Chicago Coin, 1966), and have an issue with the tens (10-90) score reel.
* The game will start normally and play, and the scoring works fine for all reels (including the 10-90 reel). The problem is that during reset, the reel never turns or goes to zero, yet the game thinks it's at Zero/Reset position and starts up as it should.
* The score roll-over works fine, so when the 10-90 reel rolls over to "0" again during game play, the 100-900 reel advances as it should.
So it seems all of the in-game scoring portions of the reel are good, but for some reason it never receives the signal to reset during the Reset process, and doesn't care that it's not at Zero/Reset position when starting a new game. As long as the other reels reset, the game starts normally.
Thoughts on what might cause this?
Note: I found that on some of the other reels, there is a "jumper" connection (looks original and normal) between a couple of switch connections. It appears that the little jumper on the 10-90 reel is snapped, but I can see where it went. I jumpered between them, and the result is that the score reel still doesn't turn/reset, but the game gets stuck in a reset loop. I'm guessing someone realized that if they broke that connection, the game always thinks the reel is in "zero" position when reset.
Thanks in advance, as always, for advice! I have the schematic, so if pics are needed, please let me know. I can add pics of the reels and switches too, if that helps.

#4 2 years ago

Hi
Looking for instruction cards for a Chicago Coin Kicker.

Thanks for any help.

Mark. 815-985-6500

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