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riche100
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Bally (Greaves) Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:25 am

Hello there,
I have a Bally Money Tree, by Greave Amusements, and it's not working and I wondered if I could have a little help with it...

I can operate the reels manually outside the machine, as well as the machine's arm. However, once reels are in the machine, the arm can be pulled, but it doesn't engage with the reel deck and in turn make the reels spin.

Any pointers please?

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:32 pm

video of issue:




Pics of arm that needs to engage and spin reel deck?

Can anyone help please?
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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby brigham » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:49 pm

I have one at home. I can't remember offhand what actually winds the reel mech. on a Bally, but I'll try and get a look when I get in.
You say the mech. operates outside of the cabinet? Well, that sounds promising. It's just a 'missing link' somewhere.
My first thought was that you weren't getting the mech. into the cabinet properly, but on a Bally, that's virtually impossible.
I should know more by tomorrow.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:06 pm

Thank you, if anyone else replies in the meantime it would be good too.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby radiochrissie » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:32 pm

The handle solenoid needs to pull down after you insert a coin. Check the solenoid operates when you insert a coin.

If the solenoid operates correctly then your problem lies within the handle mech, these can become seized with hardened grease.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:35 pm

The handle moves at the front of the machine. It's just the flat lever at the back of the machine, that pushes the reel deck and sets it spinning, isn't moving?

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby radiochrissie » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:44 pm

Does the handle release solenoid operates when you insert a coin ?

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Yes ....

but you can't pull the arm all the way down or it gets stuck, as the back paddle isn't moving the thing you push down on manually (when deck is out the machine) to send the reels spinning.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby radiochrissie » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:49 pm

Then your problem almost certainly lies within the handle mech. You have to remove it and clean it.

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Re: Bally Money Tree

Postby riche100 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:25 pm

Thing is... I don't know how to and how do I know it's complete and nothing is missing or broke?


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