(Topic ID: 26340)

Tron Recognizer Motor Loud?


By Deadlander

6 years ago



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  • 10 posts
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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Perspex
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#1 6 years ago

My Tron recognizer motor is kind a of noisy it make a audible whirring sound even though my Trons sound has been upgraded to a FF and is set to 45. Do all of these motors make this sound or do I have a motor bearing that is starting to fail?

Thanks for your help,
Al

#2 6 years ago

Seems like this is the norm around here. The faster it spins, the louder it is. Surprised u are hearing it at 45 though

#3 6 years ago

You should lube the motor. I did mine and it's been fine. Here is the service bulletin from the Stern site. It's for the POTC disk but it's the same motor.

Link here:
http://www.sternpinball.com/SB/ServiceBulletin_169.html

Pappy

#4 6 years ago

Mine is loud. I've heard from enough people that this is normal so I got used to it. Hasn't blown up yet.

11 months later
#5 5 years ago

Just wondering how many people have tried lubing the motor as in the service bulletin? My game came with 83 plays and no issues and now I have 200+ and I noticed last night that I could hear the disc spin now.

#6 5 years ago
Quoted from vectordreams:

Just wondering how many people have tried lubing the motor as in the service bulletin? My game came with 83 plays and no issues and now I have 200+ and I noticed last night that I could hear the disc spin now.

Mine has similar play numbers to vectordreams, and I have recently been researching this. Check out this other thread: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-tron-spinner-sounds-ss

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from vectordreams:

Just wondering how many people have tried lubing the motor as in the service bulletin? My game came with 83 plays and no issues and now I have 200+ and I noticed last night that I could hear the disc spin now.

I oiled mine using a bamboo skewer and gun oil, it quieted it down some but I can still hear it if I turn the volume down.

#8 5 years ago

Thanks PC-Pin-NC for the other thread. I did a search and did not see that one. I am going to pull the motor later and add some oil to the motor.

#9 5 years ago

Our disc has been semi-loud ever since ownership. We play it with the volume up, 6k games and counting.

#10 5 years ago

I've done the oiling, but yeah...it's normal for the loud whirring. It doesn't bother me now like it did initially.

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