(Topic ID: 21526)

Video of Golden Bells 1959 - Need help trouble shooting weird glitchs

By dailyprowl

11 years ago

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  • Latest reply 11 years ago by Chrisbee
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#1 11 years ago

See this video and my questions posted on Golden Bells...I need expertise on the issues in my video.

#2 11 years ago

Here is one other area I can use hep with - see this video too.

#3 11 years ago

I can't help much with your problems. However, the bell in the back box needs the item shown in your hand that doesn't have a coil installed. If you go to the ipdb.org site you will see a picture showing the bell striking coil and apparatus.


The loose wire near the transformer will be more difficult to resolve. You either need to acquire a schematic for the machine or have another owner shoot some detailed "still" shots of the transformer wiring. It could also help if you were to identify the wire color and tracer if the color is still present on the wire.

The problem of the game going to game over with one ball could be the game ball count unit. I am not familiar with this generic of EM but when the ball goes into the outhole the ball count unit should either decrement or increment via a soloenoid. When the unit reaches the last ball that is likely setable via an option plug to either three or five balls it should go to game over. Again, I am not sure about how the balls are counted on your machine but I would first check and rebuild any of the stepper units as they become stuck and sluggish over time because of old oil and grease turning to glue.

#4 11 years ago

Thanks for the tips....this gives me at least some leads. Any good tips for where to order the coil with the striker unit complete with coil?


#5 11 years ago

Also looking for tips on what I can do to get this machine to start on it's own...Why is it that I have to use a screw driver to push two contacts to get this unit to start instead of it doing it on it's own... Sorry for the multiple questions but this is my first attempted pinball machine repair and I have even had an electronics tech (who works on electronics for a living) try to help and I still don't have this solved.

#7 11 years ago

Have you got the schematic for this machine?


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