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thornebt
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Thank you. Yes, if I apply gentle pressure to the top of the roller I get a payout even if it's not a winning line! The vertical rod has a good few mm of up and down movement with the reels stationary but no up and down free play when the wheels are spinning.
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treefrog
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Just done quick video of an old mechanism to show what I mean, using a wrench, part cycle mechanism low enough and the pay rod should freely lift up and down without any friction or stiffness. When the cycle has finished it will not move unless forced as the slides are resting on the rod.

Second part of video shows the top bar that triggers the pay lever and should be very free running, these can get gummed up.....
thornebt
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Thanks very much. I really appreciate your help. My machine behaves the same as yours. The lever moves up and down very freely whilst the reels are spinning but not with the reels stopped and the top bar swivels without any discernable friction. I will persevere with it. I'm guessing that something is only slightly out as it was paying out when I first got it. Maybe the springs are too weak although I take on board your comments about them not usually being the culprit.
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Hi, thornebt

I live in Bath and have a collection of old penny slots, including half-a-dozen Beromats, which I have maintained for many years.

If you were willing to bring the machine to my house I will certainly have a look at it for you.

Send me a private message if you're interested.

Ted
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What happened to the video? :o
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Sorry, I removed it as it was a quick show and pointer to the problem and wasn’t a good video but can put back if you wanted, but I am unable to modify old posts ;-)
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If you don't mind Tom, that would be good. It may be helpful to someone down the line. Just repost here and I'll put it in. !THUMBS!

Video replaced - thanks TreeFrog - Site Admin
thornebt
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The Beromat is now working perfectly after forum member Ted kindly cast his expert eye over it and made various adjustments which included slowing the machine down so it runs for the correct 15 seconds. I thought I was going to drive halfway across the country to find an expert who could fix it but help was a mere twenty miles away. I also now have a much better understanding of how the machine functions.

It makes you think back to the days when we didn't have these internet forums! Much as we are nostalgic about the old days when everything was so much simpler there are real benefits in this new fangled age of technology! Clockwork stuff is good but microchips have their uses!
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Well done to Ted and Bruce. **xXx**
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