(Topic ID: 261686)

WCS94 blows line fuse

By jahbarron

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I have a World Cup Soccer that blows the line fuse on power-up. Replaced the thermistor, same thing. Disconnected everything on the game side from the transformer to isolate it to the transformer/power box, same thing. Replaced the line filter at the plug as well as the power cord, same thing. Power switch, same thing. I think that pretty much leads to it being a bad transformer.

What are the chances that a transformer fails? Anyone experience this?

#2 4 years ago

Make sure a screw didn't fall down and land on the windings or some other weird issue like that. Yes transformers do go bad, but it is pretty rare.

#3 4 years ago

Did you try a different outlet? Otherwise I think Mike is pointing you in the right direction. Something is obviously shorting.

#4 4 years ago

I’ll look a bit closer for some foreign object in there. It would make sense because just before this issue, I had a drunk female customer mule kicking the coin door because the game wouldn’t start. Turns out you have to press the start button to start a game

#5 4 years ago

Unfortunately nothing looking out of place on the transformer. On to measuring the voltages...

#6 4 years ago

What fuse value did you replace it with? Manual says 8A for domestic, 5A SB for imports.

#7 4 years ago

8A blowin’ fast. It’s a domestic game.

2 weeks later
#8 4 years ago

I did find that the brown and orange pins test shorted to the black ground pins at the output connector to the power box. Gonna guess that that isn't good

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