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    Hey everybody I'm new to bowl-tech. I work in a 36 lane house with 82-70's. On one of my lanes the sweep wont run but the motor energizes and kicks out. I have switched motors and I can manualy crank the sweep up and down. The table wil run from TA1 but runs continuosly when i open the switch. I've changed chassis (I 've used several from different running lanes). checked the C1 and C2 plugs and every thing looks good. I'm running MK-70 Boards with the expander. I havent been back in today but I"m wondering if I have a bad capacitor? Any Help greatly appreciated!!!

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    Re: Sweep Motor Kicks Out

    Hi Dave and welcome to bowltech. Yes you could have a bad cap. Depending on what type of motor and switch you have, you also could have a bad centrifical mechinism, solid state start switch, or potential relay. The easiest thing to do is to plug the table motor plug into the sweep to determine where the problem is. Since you've stated you have already changed sweep motors, hopefully the one you put on is good. Also still could be a problem in the C1 plug. Take a spare male pin and try to insert it into the machine side pins and see if the pin makes good contact. Any further questions, feel free to ask and im sure you will get the answer you need.

    Wang

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      Re: Sweep Motor Kicks Out

      bad capacitor, bad motor start relay, bad sweep run or reverse switch

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        Re: Sweep Motor Kicks Out

        Originally posted by Homer:
        bad capacitor, bad motor start relay, bad sweep run or reverse switch
        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sweep run is low voltage... so forget that option.
        So it goes.

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          Re: Sweep Motor Kicks Out

          Thanks for all the help it turned out to be something that my other mechanics missed. I had asked them while I was gone to go through and check all the connections in the wireway and the terminal strip. I took it at face value that they did a thorough job. When I came in today I exhausted all my other options so I decide to start over at the beginnig of my troubleshooting. I finally, when rechecking the terminal strip, found that the wire from the machine side of the c1 plug that goes to c1 17dd wire was not connected to the tsa-3 terminal I reconnected it and it runs great. I guess when it comes to fixing things I should maybe take a look for my self to make sure everything has been gone over. I wasted several good hours when the problem would have taken only an hour or less to chase down. Thanks Wang and the others for the input. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/icon_nworthy.gif[/img]

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            Re: Sweep Motor Kicks Out

            Don't rule out something mechanical either - especially if it will start to run.
            I put the sweep in guard and disconnect the short rod to make sure is doesn't have a mechanical bind somewhere.
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