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tens unit switch question

By mark532011

4 months ago

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#1 4 months ago

I am restoring a Gottlieb 1965 Ice Revue and I am rebuilding the "tens" score reel. My question is there is a switch that is wired up but nothing opens or closes it. There is nothing even close to it, it seems really weird that they would bother to solder it in if it wasn't used but I can't find anything that looks like it should have been there. Is this normal?
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#2 4 months ago

update, the angle of the shots is a little misleading, making it look like it is touching the white nylon. Its not even close, here are a couple of original pics from during disassembly

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#3 4 months ago

I think that "post" to the left of and above the switch on your last photo (there's a red arrow pointing to it in my first photo) is supposed to move toward the long switch leaf when the plunger pulls in, and open the switch. It's labeled "lockin switch" on your score reel, so it's in the locking circuit of the score reel and when that switch opens, it cuts power to the coil.

Your long blade looks a little mangled, so you might have to straighten it to get it to work correctly.

I have a 1965 Flipper Pool that has the same configuration. When I push the plunger in with my finger, that post opens the switch (lower photo).

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#4 4 months ago

got it thanks!

the problem was I had screwed the switch to the wrong side of the support, so it was too far over to get touched by that post.

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