As luck would have it after installing LEDs in Dipsy Doodle yesterday and cleaning out the Doodle mech upon returning to Modern last night
I was told that DD was down.
I went over to the machine and smelled the distinct oder of burned coils ,wires etc.
Sure enough the large bell coil had burned and a fuse was blown.
The machine will no longer start up as things just don't seem to reset completely. All score reels do Zero and their switches although filthy are in the correct state.
Players do not reset nor do the player Number lights advance or decrease. So there are a few issues.
This repair will not be easy as all underplay field and back box switches ,relays and steppers are corroded in rust,dirt grime etc.
There are many wires spliced together with electrical tape etc.
Machine was brought in as working and it was, but it probably hadn't been working in years and was "Fixed" just to get into Modern.
The machine should have had all the corrosion and grime removed first as its fairly extensive.
The rust on the inside of the coin door alone is very impressive and how the machine was actually working to begin with is simply amazing.
I didn't want to touch anything other then the Doodle bug and lights yesterday as the machine was working.
I figured that in the condition that it was in it wouldn't work for long but maybe it just might last for awhile. This wasn't the case as the incessant play at Modern took its toll right away.
The LEDs still look good!
Aside from DD there were no problems to speak of.
Stern Mustang had a switch error that cleared itself other than that all was good.