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  • Machine cycles by itself

    I have 2 machines that have just started doing a random cycle,or shutting down,
    I have checked all wiring for shorts , disconnected backboard, bowlers button and photo detectors, and they still do a random cycle to 2nd Ball,
    Have tried a good Chassis and the problem disappears,
    When it happens 1st and 2nd ball lights flicker or go off completely and machines sometimes shut down.
    Question , could faulty Klixon's cause a machine to cycle,
    All Chassis's have been rewired ,new C1 and C2a plugs ,pins and sockets about 6months ago and have been giving no trouble ,
    82-70's
    Computor Score
    Elco/Omega Tec
    PBL's
    Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
    16 Wood
    No pindication

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    sounds like your M2 socket in the chassis maybe on the way out. could be a fuse but I've never seen a fuse "kind of" work, they are either blown or fine. maybe an electrical wizard can explain exactly what the klixon in the chassis does.
    When you know what to do, everything is easy.

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    • #3
      Won't a faulty TA2 cause this?
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      • #4
        Have had the machine on for the last 3/4 hr just sitting , all of a sudden it has cycled 3 times, must have a ghost in the house, I have just changed the M2 relay , will see what happens.

        Bugger that did not fix it
        Last edited by Never_to_old; 05-15-2012, 05:53 PM.
        82-70's
        Computor Score
        Elco/Omega Tec
        PBL's
        Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
        16 Wood
        No pindication

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        • #5
          What kind of chassis? I have solid state with omega tek boards and I've had a bad board cause the machine to do random stuff. If you have the same try swapping the board with another lane.

          If that doesn't work start swapping individual parts from the chassis with parts from a 100% working chassis. When they problem moves to the other lane, you found it
          Giving bowlers less to complain about, one lane at a time

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          • #6
            Check your mask unit plug and wiring as well... Did you change M and M2 relays with brand new ones?

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            • #7
              Ok so far,changed
              M2 relay
              Omega-tec Pcb
              good chassis from a no problem lane
              checked all wiring (no shorts)

              On first ball when sweep gets to the back of the pindeck the first ball light is going out
              have checked all micro switches on sweep cams
              82-70's
              Computor Score
              Elco/Omega Tec
              PBL's
              Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
              16 Wood
              No pindication

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              • #8
                Ahh... ah someone said above check the TA2 micro switch and adjustments

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seanm View Post
                  Ahh... ah someone said above check the TA2 micro switch and adjustments
                  Yeah I think I see it.

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                  • #10
                    Yes have checked Ta2 micro and adjustments, also have had the C2a tester on and it's telling me everything is ok,
                    Have replaced M & M2 relays

                    All new LED 1st & 2nd ball indicators on masking units, new connections to the Chassis's ,all new wiring. This has been in about 2 months
                    Last edited by Never_to_old; 05-15-2012, 09:27 PM.
                    82-70's
                    Computor Score
                    Elco/Omega Tec
                    PBL's
                    Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
                    16 Wood
                    No pindication

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                    • #11
                      So two different machines doing the same thing? Are they in the same pair or somewhere else in the house?

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                      • #12
                        Lanes 14 and 15
                        82-70's
                        Computor Score
                        Elco/Omega Tec
                        PBL's
                        Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
                        16 Wood
                        No pindication

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                        • #13
                          Maybe the reflector between them ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rivmike View Post
                            Maybe the reflector between them ?
                            I recon your on the money there..

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                            • #15
                              Switches can test ok. I'd change it.
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