Shuffle Alley blows fuse when idle

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Shuffle Alley blows fuse when idle


By shuffleshimmy

11 days ago



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    #1 11 days ago

    I have a United shuffle bowler and have become familiar with most operations. My friend has an older model (1951) that has begun blowing the main fuse. It has not done this the previous 10 years that he's owned it. This only happens when the machine is turned on and then not played for 1-2 hours. After that amount of time sitting idle the fuse blows. If the machine is turned on and played right away the fuse does not blow.
    I will be going to my friend's house this weekend and attempt to trouble shoot the problem. Can anyone give advice as to where I should start looking?
    Thank you

    #2 11 days ago

    Maybe the game over hold relay coil?

    #3 11 days ago

    Thank you....I'll check that first.

    #5 11 days ago

    The main 110V fuse is blowing, or the fuse for the 30V circuit(s)..

    #6 10 days ago

    HowardR thanks much for the link. I had considered getting a mini breaker but could not find one locally.

    #7 10 days ago

    Mopar,
    All i know right now is that he said the machine shuts down completely when the fuse blows. He was not sure if the amperage was 1A or 10A. He lives 150 miles away. I'll get there Saturday and take a look.

    #8 10 days ago

    Circuit breakers are handy for finding shorts but beware that they generally have slower reaction times than fuses:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fast-draw-misbehaving-#post-4482395

    /Mark

    #9 10 days ago

    Mark,
    Thanks for the warning.

    #10 10 days ago
    Quoted from shuffleshimmy:

    He was not sure if the amperage was 1A or 10A.

    On the United Shuffles with 8" pins, the main line (115V) takes a 10A fuse, and the 30V circuit
    takes a 20A. The earlier United Shuffles with the 6" pins (which I believe is what the 1951 has), I'm
    pretty sure takes the same fuse size..

    #11 10 days ago

    Thanks again Mopar. I do know that his machine has the smaller pins. He mentioned that replacement pins that size are impossible to find.

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