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Williams Hot Tip EM - Free Play?

By ibis

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

Odd its not starting when pushing the START button. Theres a click in the back box, thats it. If I manually activate the armature(pic 1) on the credit mechanism it starts a game. It looks like the only thing being activated is the vertical switch(pic 2). Now, if I push the start button and hear the click, then simply close the switch in pic 2, theres just a buzzing in the cabinet, the game doesn't start. But again, if I activate the armature, it starts. Weird!

My goal is to make this game 'free play' and I am not very familiar with this mechanism in this game. Any assistance will be appreciated.

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#2 7 months ago

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#3 7 months ago

No ones got any ideas? This is the last issue on the game and I can put it in the collection.

#4 7 months ago

Pushing the Credit Button should activate the Credit Unit reset solenoid, (part B1-26-200) with a White-Brown wire on 1 terminal. Is that happening?

#5 7 months ago

Howard, Ill check back once I research this. Going to be traveling for business the next two days.......thanks!

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#6 6 months ago

Howard, took me some time to get back to this, sorry for the delay! I found the issue. The top switch stack was dirty and not completing the circuit to register a credit. I found it this morning and it credits and starts a game!

One last issue, the rest of the game appears to be working. There is a top ball cup called "top eject". There are five lights; 5k, Double Bonus, 5K, Light Captive Ball, 10k. The movement of the lights work upon hitting a switch. But the scoring is wonky. The double bonus lights the Captive Ball on the playfield, the 10k scores only 5k, and sometimes the double bonus just scores 5k, etc. etc.. Im sure it is a adjustment, just not sure where the mech is located. I found the mech that controls the lights, it just switches the lights. It also alternate another switch stack I found. But the scoring is where the devil is, and I can't find that detail lol.

#7 6 months ago

Ibis, it sounds like one or both of the white plastic discs (that contain the contact arm) on either of the sides of the top eject unit may be installed off the correct position or are not centering on the traces.

If it helps, I can try to photo the top eject unit when one of the lights around the top eject hole are lit.

#8 6 months ago
Quoted from Runbikeskilee:

Ibis, it sounds like one or both of the white plastic discs (that contain the contact arm) on either of the sides of the top eject unit may be installed off the correct position or are not centering on the traces.
If it helps, I can try to photo the top eject unit when one of the lights around the top eject hole are lit.

You are 100% correct! It was taken off to clean a few weeks ago and I took it off and put it on the correct position and voila! 100% working! Thanks again!

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