(Topic ID: 240168)

Stern Shaker Install - Shaker Doesn’t Work


By Krupps4

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I have a TWD Pro. I ordered the Shaker Motor Kit 502-5027-00 from Stern. I installed the motor watching a YouTube video. Everything went in fine. I mounted the board on the side cabinet, connected the shaker to the board, connected the board to the connector in the back box and connected the board to the power supply. It doesn’t work.

The one thing I noticed is that the instructions says “for games manufactured prior to August 20, 2014”. I think TWD was manufactured in October 2014. However, the instructions do say Shaker Motor Kit 502-5027-00. Cross referencing to the listing on Pinball Life for Kit 502-5027-00 it says that Kit is for many games, including TWD.

I’ve attached some pics for reference. Any suggestions? Any chance they sent me the wrong shaker?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 7 months ago

Check your settings , you knight have to turn it on , I can’t remember if TWD is like that or not

#3 7 months ago

In the diagnostics menu it does say “disabled”. When I run the diagnostics test, it doesn’t work. How do I turn it on? Thanks for the help.

#4 7 months ago

Go into game adjustment menu, then toggle thru till you find shaker motor. It should have off, moderate, and maximum settings

#5 7 months ago

It says it’s on maximum use in the adjustments menu. Any other thoughts?

#6 7 months ago

I noticed the board on the YouTube video I watched had two fuses. The one I have only has one. The one in the video was being installed in a Metallica.

#7 7 months ago

What connector did you plug into in the backbox? The plug with the brown wire is supposed to plug into a connector in the back of the lower cabinet.

#8 7 months ago

I was too vague with my description when I said back box. I plugged it in the lower cabinet. Here’s a pic of the plug. I’m wondering if I have the wrong board. I look on line and it seems like the SAM system boards have two fuses but mine only has one.

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#9 7 months ago

In the coil test menu does #8 do anything?

#11 7 months ago

The Stern site only has two shaker portions. The first is for Spike systems. The other is for SAM. So this is what I ordered:

https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/accessories/products/stern-shaker-motor-kit-for-sam-system-games

It’s also the one that PinballLife says works for Walking Dead among other games. Maybe I just need to call Stern.

#12 7 months ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

In the coil test menu does #8 do anything?

I tried the coil test. Doesn’t work.

#13 7 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

https://www.pinballlife.com/shaker-motor-kit-rev-b-for-most-stern-sam-system-games.html
The shaker board in my premium has 2 fuses. It should be a Rev B shaker.

I agree..
I have an AC/DC Premium machine (SAM) and this exact Rev B board is on my machine, working perfectly.
It has the 2 fuses pictured...

#14 7 months ago

Check the connector at J16 in the back box. The ground wire on the piggeyback on mine was in the wrong place. I ended up not using the piggeyback and grounded it elsewhere.

#15 7 months ago

Is the ground tap harness required for the shaker to operate?

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from dawgs:

Check the connector at J16 in the back box. The ground wire on the piggeyback on mine was in the wrong place. I ended up not using the piggeyback and grounded it elsewhere.

That was the problem! Thanks Dawgs. Thanks everyone!

2 months later
#17 5 months ago

Hi Krupps,

I have the same problem.
What did you made with the other board that was in the package?

Did you put it in the backbone or what did you made with it?

#18 5 months ago
Quoted from lash:

Hi Krupps,
I have the same problem.
What did you made with the other board that was in the package?
Did you put it in the backbone or what did you made with it?

Hi Lash,

I sent you a PM. Here is the picture I mentioned.

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#19 5 months ago

Yes, I have the same board.

Die red connector to the Red connector near the board, the brown connector to the One in the cabinet and j3 to the left board in the Backbox.

Can you make an picture of the connector in the backbox so that i can See if all colours on the connector wires are correct?

Thank you

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