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  • Machine flickers without Mech switch on

    Hey hey!

    Have a lane where the machine will turn on from the front desk, but it will eventually shut itself off. If I flip on the mechanic switch, it will stay on. I just upgraded the Motor Start Relay to the cube style, didn't fix problem. Possible loose wire? Any ideas would be a great help! Thanks in advance
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    Sounds like a short in the bank of 8 wire. Alot of times the wire will break in the connector that plugs into the machine. That is where I would start. Turn it on from the desk and then wiggle the wire from the bank of 8. If it has a short in it, the machine should act up.


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      Common issue with this kind of problem is the connector that is used to tie the scoring system into the managers control circuit. They are usually Scotch-Lok connectors.

      They tend to come loose due to the wire size that is used to tie the pinsetter to the F box or 6 Box. This causes the wire to loose its connection and the pinsetter will turn off. When you turn the machine on by the switch in the back, this bypasses the scoring circuit.
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