So I'm dealing with a few issues regarding my Stars and could use some help in figuring out what's going on. First off, let me say that I'm fairly amateur in repairing/diagnosing these types of issues so if you offer any advice/tests to do can I ask that you include the following information:
- machine on/off
- multimeter set to X setting
- positive/negative leads on X and Y
Alright, on to the issues at hand. This all started with an issue with the ball trough kicker sometimes being too weak to kick the ball to the shooter lane. I changed the coil sleeve to start. While trying to look at what was happening while the ball was trying to be kicked out I noticed smoke coming from the machine. Turns out the pop bumper coil burnt out. I replaced the coil on the pop bumper and now as soon as the machine is turned on the pop bumper energizes. I checked the switch to make sure it wasn't stuck closed, it wasn't. I've desoldered the coil and went through the diagnostics and found no switches stuck closed. I then went through the solenoid test and found the following ones not working:
#1 chime (10)
#7 chime (10,000)
#15 knocker (I'm not sure if this was ever working before though)
Out of the 4 solenoids for the chimes one appears a tad burnt on the coil wrapper. It does not fire when I go through the solenoid test. However the other chime that does not fire does not show any sign of burning on the wrapper. Not sure if this happened when the pop bumper coil burnt out, but it just something to take note of.
I just turned the machine on again, and it didn't go through it's normal reset (drops reset, etc). I went through the test again just now none of the solenoids fire. So it seems that there isn't any power getting to the coils. There's also a humming noise coming from the machine.
So what was seemingly a small problem has now mushroomed into something much larger. Sigh.
Any help at all would be most appreciated.