(Topic ID: 294912)

Slick Chicks won’t start up.

By tjcarlso

6 days ago

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#1 6 days ago

I recently purchased a #SlickChicks machine. Everything seems to be working well and I had no problems for the first few weeks. Today it wouldn’t start up. I eventually tried to put a coin in the slot even though I have it on free play. After that it lit up, but it still won’t let me play a game. There is a little turn table under the play space towards the front left that just keeps spinning. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

#2 6 days ago

The little turntable is called a score motor. When it gets stuck on like that, the problem is often that the machine is trying to reset, but one of the score units won't go back to zero. So I would check to see if all of the score units are showing zero. If any score unit is not showing zero, that is probably what is causing your problem.

To fix this, at the very least, you would need to clean and adjust some switches on the score unit that is stuck. This particular style of score unit can be kind of difficult to work on, but if you want to try to fix the problem yourself, there is a lot of technical information here:


- TimMe

#3 5 days ago

Thank you for your advice. The score units are all reset to zero and were when the problem started.

#4 5 days ago

There's a large bank of relays on the left side of the bottom board, and another one hanging off the back right of the playfield. Do they reset after you push the small Replay button on the front door?

#5 5 days ago

What does it look like when they reset?

#6 5 days ago

The large coil on the side will pull its solenoid plunger in

#7 3 days ago

No, the plungers do not retract on either bank of relays.

#8 3 days ago

If the Sequence Bank doesn't reset when the motor turns, Inspect and diagnose this circuit with Alligator clip jumper wires
Example of a pinsider actually doing this https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/red-baron-tech-question#post-5858156
Be careful because this circuit runs on 120 volts

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