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WPC and Whitestars - What parts are in your repair inventory

By The_Pump_House

6 months ago

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    #1 6 months ago

    I've got a bunch of WPC's and a few Whitestars. What's your inventory of common repair small parts you keep on hand for repairs (so I don't have to run to Marco every 5 minutes)

    #2 6 months ago

    Transistors, flipper/pop bumper coils, flipper/sling rubbers, pinballs. That along with some backup 3-5-7a fuses, multimeter, and soldering iron you should be good to go on most things

    #3 6 months ago

    there's really no way out of operating and ordering from Marco weekly

    #4 6 months ago

    All strengths of flipper coils . All flipper mech parts X 4 . If can get better deal large quantities on the links , plunger arms ,coil stops , flipper bushings stop grommets etc . I take my discount today for next years breakage or next incoming game . I have parts bins and am organized for future . Also one each ( more for ball trough roller and inlane) every playfield switch with actuators . In bin sorted by part number . Ball launch box , coil , springs , plunger both manual and auto launch ( Data East Sega and William's) . VUK box same stocking. All light bulbs and sockets . Bin with dividers with all sizes white rubber rings . Bin with all sizes post rubber . Couple each jewel posts and lane dividers most colors get their own bin . Connector bin crimp ends , terminal housings and solder on board pin strips .

    I am time challenged so want parts here when I need them .

    I mention bins repeatedly . Walmart or Grainger bins that allow to move dividers to suit size parts stored . I have roll white electrical tape and lable bins category so just grab what needed without sorting thru pile parts . IF YOU CANNOT FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO JUST ORDER AT POINT OF NEED .

    Lots cash tied up . Don't know if sale pricing and long times between shipping costs even start cover expenses.

    Above all you need a understanding wife .

    Be well Shane

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