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Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:33 pm
by treefrog
You can move the rod from the end where the clip is, you may have to move the coin return lever

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:26 pm
by brianh
Thanks treefrog - reels suitably extracted and all looks well. I have attempted to attach a short video of the stops - they seem to activate fine but too quickly so that the whole spin cycle only takes about 3 seconds. The reels spin freely, it's just that the bar that releases the stops does so very quickly without giving the reels a chance to spin. Any suggestions please? :!?!:


Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:01 am
by treefrog
I think you need to change the permissions on the video so public can see. :o

To add, the timing bar you refer to can be slowed down with the fans on the clock. When the fan edges are straight, they create more resistance and when bend sharply around less, so goes quicker. Also, the fan may not be operating correctly.

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:40 am
by brianh
Sorry treefrog - try this? Works my end so if not, I'll concede defeat :!?!:



Meanwhile I'll see if straightening out the fan blades helps - thanks again for your help.

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:41 pm
by treefrog
The speed between each reel stop seems normal to me for an Aristocrat. How far does the timing bar which sticks out on one side go back? If it has greater travel it can make, then this can be pushed further to delay the initial start of the first reel stop with the dog and anvil, by extending the play and pushing the bar further.

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:58 pm
by brianh
Thanks again for your patience treefrog! With the handle cocked ready to release the timing bar I can still manually move the bar back about another half inch which would, as you say, allow the reels to spin longer before the stops are activated. I see from various posts about dog and anvil, if that is the answer, it isn't something to tinker with unless you know what you are doing, which I don't !PUZZLED! (but more than willing to learn).
Would you be willing to advise me on this please, and how best to set the timing bar to go back further, or is it something best left alone? :D

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:38 am
by treefrog
Ok, 4 things to try

1) the fan, already mentioned about the effect the blade has. Of course there maybe a fault with the gearing on the clock, but unlikely

2) next one to try if this exists on your clock is the concentric Governor on the clock arm. See below marked with an arrow, if this exists you will find you can rotate this, giving more leverage to the timing bar by ensuring the fattest part is on the operating arm lever it connects with

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3) dog and anvil. If you move the anvil to the left by undoing the nut on top, this will extend the operation of the operating arm at the back and pushing the clock. Do in small amounts as can affect other timing

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4) last option is the arm that holds back the reel stop levers, in theory this may have got bent and I have bent them slightly to adjust timing as a last resort. This means removing the parts at the front and putting in a vice with a big hammer...very unscientific and should be last resort..

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Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:18 pm
by brianh
Many thanks treefrog for the trouble you've gone to in your detailed reply !THUMBS! It's why I love this forum; so many helpful dedicated enthusiasts :cool:

I'll work through your options over the next day or so and let you know the outcome.

Re: Aristocrat Bingo Clickety Click

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:58 pm
by brianh


Thanks for your help again treefrog - have worked through the list and learned a lot about how these creatures work in the process :cool:
The reels run reasonably fast and smooth so even though a cycle doesn't last as long as it might, I'm happy with this and wouldn't want to tinker any more on the basis that if it ain't broke don't fix it :HaHa: