(Topic ID: 270521)

Williams Little Chief issues

By dumplingmax

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago

I'm having a few issues with a Little Chief I picked up a few months ago.

Right now the biggest cause of problems seems to be on startup. The tens reel on the 1st player position seems to have a hard time resetting, the score motor runs and runs and the tens real just kinda clicks in place until it eventually advances to zero after some struggle. I looked at the reel and mechanically it all seems to be working, in fact when you play a game it works great and always keeps track of your score.

Is there a reason why it would advance properly during a game but not on startup?

Also this might be related to the problem, the lighting circuit fuse has blown on me while the score motor kept running.

#2 3 months ago

One of these 2 switches is likely dirty or out of adjustment.

For a switch to work 3 things are necessary:
1) When open, there should be a small space between the contact points (duh)
2) When closing, the long blade's contact point should push the short blade's contact point enough to move the short blade
3) The contact points should be clean, which they usually will be if #2 is happening

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