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Early Mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:57 am

Hi all
The Jackpot on my Mills FOK trips just fine and resets fine via the slides.
But i cannot , for the life of me, see what would move the lever down to dump the reserve.
See my short (6 seconds) you tube clip below
You can clearly see the mini copper coin tube swinging acroos to dump the reserve when i push down the lever.
How could the slides moving in and out do this??


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Re: early mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby badpenny » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 am

Isn't there a lever that sits alongside the coin tube and attached to the activating lever from the clock?
So when you pull the handle and the machine resets the action pushes the lever forward so it tips the reserve gubbins down?

Failing that perhaps the elf has died !PUZZLED!

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Re: Early mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks BP
Hmmm, think mine is missing that slide bar on LH side of slides?
Surely attaching slide bar here will activate the reserve to tip every cycle so the reserve will never fill.
It should only trip for the cycle after the jackpot is dumped on not every cycle!
can anyone do a picture or movie of this part of a Mills FOK?
It's a common machine and would be much appreciated of any input!
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Re: early mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:15 pm

badpenny wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 am
Failing that perhaps the elf has died !PUZZLED!

BP
:HaHa: :HaHa: :HaHa: I think you meant the mouse that used to dump the reserve.
well i had to evict him from my Mills FOK front as he passed on a few years back
RIP.

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Re: Early Mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:48 pm

After looking more closely, which involved taking off the top casting and strapping a Maplin search light to my head, I can clearly see I need the reset push bar pictured. :lol:
They are in eBay.com, but the postage is more than the cost of the item. :shock: :shock:
Anyone on here have one? !WORSHIPFULL!
I would take the one which works with the later reserve that has the extended piece on the top and cut it down.
The one pictured is the actual correct one for the Mills Gooseneck model!
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Re: Early Mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 pm

badpenny wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 am
Failing that perhaps the elf has died
I think BP has been re reading his Terry Prachett books again :tut
clubconsoles wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Surely attaching slide bar here will activate the reserve to tip every cycle so the reserve will never fill.
It should only trip for the cycle after the jackpot is dumped on not every cycle!
Yes, it will "attempt" to reset the JP and trip the reserve every cycle. It's supposed to, but if the JP has not been won the jackpot push bar will not find the reset lever on the jackpot on its travels, so nothing happens unless the JP has been won. :cool:

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Re: Early Mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby badpenny » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Derby parts sale Sunday August 11th

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Re: Early Mills FOK Jackpot, what trips the reserve?

Postby clubconsoles » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Im on holiday on the 11th BP but hopefully one of my associates will be there??


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