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    I was bowling in a tournament today at my center. I started on lanes 5 and 6. During the 15 minutes of shadows, lane 5 had a problem i've never seen before. After about 4 or 5 racks, the table comes down to spot and the cups only rotate half way and the deck light goes off. Im wondering whats going on here. I run back to find the deck light cord had gotten wrapped around the table drive and wouldnt let it rotate all the way down. The cord was also ripped out of the lamp assembly. So I had the chaser on duty run back to get the spare assembly. Problem was fixed in around 3 to 4 minutes. But in the 5 years I have been wrenching on 70s, I have never seen anything like this happen. Anyone else ever seen anything like this?

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    I have, but only when someone wasnt paying attention when doing a repair and didnt tie the cord up. In my instance, the cord just got mangled, it didnt wrap around the table drive, but it did short the wire on the frame and blow the breaker.

    sounds like it was lucky you were there bowling...lol

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    • #3
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      JMHO; But I Think I Couldn't Manualy Push My Pin Deck Light Cord Back And Still Not Get Entangled Without it Coming Unplugged.
      If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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      • #4
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        I had the mask cable(to chassis) wrapped around the sweep crank about 10 times before it pulled and destroyed the plug....not funny.
        So it goes.

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        • #5
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          i have seen the cable to the sweep cams sticking out of the side of the pinspotter and wrapping round the sweep crank arm. I would suggest if your lamp power cable is so long , you reduce the length or route it behind the sweep motor and up to the plug socket.
          Good luck.

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          • #6
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            I've seen this a few times. When replacing the cord I always make sure it's long enough to wrap around the sweep motor. It's the best way I've found to eliminate this problem.

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            • #7
              Re: No spotting

              Similar to Lampie, but with the scoring's APS cable.

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