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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


By mof

6 years ago



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#710 4 years ago

If anyone wants to join this Whirlwind club I am going to be selling mine soon.

PM for details..

3 years later
#2394 11 months ago

Aright haven’t played my whirlwind in a while and just recently when I turned it on the display is completely out. What would cause this? I don’t think the display is bad, I checked all the connectors and nothing was loose. Weird

#2396 11 months ago
Quoted from desertT1:

There is a .375 amp fuse for the display, isn't there? It looks super dainty, which is why I find it amusing that it is handling the highest voltage on the game.

Thanks I’ll check into this later..

#2397 11 months ago

Alright F1 3/8 amp fuse was blown. Replaced it and it blew again. What could be causing this to blow? Thanks!

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#2417 10 months ago
Quoted from pacman11:

Alright F1 3/8 amp fuse was blown. Replaced it and it blew again. What could be causing this to blow? Thanks!

Bump still stuck on this issue..

#2419 10 months ago
Quoted from Jr99svt:

Displays out? does the game power up and play, just no displays? thats fuse is part of the HV circuit for displays, if you are talking about the P-supply board.
Edit* just saw your original post, you more that likely have a bad component on the power supply, in the HV section. dont overfuse it, you will make it worse. you either need to rebuild( or have rebuilt) the HV section, or install Aftermarket P-supply, or Aftermarket displays.

Thanks yeah, I’ll do some research on how to rebuild it.

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#2495 9 months ago

Aright my Whirlwind just developed an issue. Both coils pull in when turned on. Is there one transistor that controls both of these coils or something? Coil 13 looked fired to me so I replaced it with a new one already. Problem coils are numbers 13 & 14

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#2497 9 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Should have the list in the manual. I’m dealing with same thing on my Game Show. I’m waiting for a replacement transistor from mouser. The sling locks on the second the pin is turned on.

Yeah as soon as you turn it on they both lock on.. I see what two transistors control these coil just think it’s strange they would both go at the same time.

#2499 9 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Pull out your Aux power board and check your transistors and diodes on-board. If you don’t know how to test (I didn’t) just YouTube “testing a transistor” and it’ll spell it out for you. I found the bad transistor instantly.

Switch out the power aux and put a new one in and now it’s working great. Now I’ve just got to figure out which transistor is responsible for those coils.

2 months later
#2628 6 months ago

Alright so I am working on a project Whirlwind and I've got two coils stuck on. Left up kicker and multi-ball diverter. I checked the schematics that says Q15 and Q7. So far I have replaced both coils and replaced those two transistors on driveboard but I am still have the problem. Now I wondering if it's something on the Aux board thats bad. Any thoughts?
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#2631 6 months ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Replace these parts, Q-4, Q-5, D-15 and D-16.
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I am not home yet, but what type of transistors are those? tip122?

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#2654 6 months ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Replace these parts, Q-4, Q-5, D-15 and D-16.
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Alright replaced all of these on the Aux board which fixed the kick out coil, but the ball divertor coil is still stuck on.. Must be something on the driverboard, but I did already replace the transistor for it.. Any suggestions? Thanks!

#2663 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Ok first question, any ideas on this Failure message? Left display is garbled, right says Failure. I replaced batteries with fresh ones so it isn’t dead batteries. Where to start?
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Bad battery holder, you will need to replace it with a battery pack.

#2668 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

If I go with NVRAM do I still need the batteries?

Nope, you won’t need batteries then..

#2670 6 months ago

Update- After checking Q15 on my driverboard it appears to be testing as a good transistor. I didn't have a tip122 so I use a tip121 to replace Q15 last week. I am still having issues with diverter coil still staying on. I changed the coil with a new one too. I swap in a brand new rotten dog Aux power board so I don't believe my issue is there anymore.. Any thoughts? Could it be that predriver transistor to Q15, if so what size are those?

#2678 6 months ago

Update- Aright something is going on, on the new rottendog Aux power board u5 36c large transistor got smoking hot and almost fell out of the board.

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