Aristocrat Moneytree

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tommy1
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Re: Aristocrat Moneytree

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Hi Coppinpr
I took the clock apart and lo and behold I found a pin holding a cog onto the main shaft had sheered… so I replaced it and it seems to have fixed the clock.😊
However it still doesn’t spin the reels to any great extent….I am at a loss.
Can you please take a look at the attached video and advise what may be the problem?



Also I took the below pic after I noticed a lever near the fingers which doesn’t do anything during the cycle.
Appreciate any advice..
Thank you
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Re: Aristocrat Moneytree

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OK, we had to fix the clock, and now we have. Perhaps tf and bp would like to comment at this point. To my eye, the machine doesn't load up fully, hence the short unwind. It's clear the clock doesn't fully load, and the slides don't move far enough forward, so we can assume nothing else is going the distance either. I'm tempted to say the timing on the "dog and anvil" is out and the dog slips off too soon (before the machine has fully loaded), but we need the input from the others before we even think of adjusting the dog.

Aristo is the man to advise on the lever. Hopefully, he will join the conversation.
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Re: Aristocrat Moneytree

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Thanks Coppinpr
I feel the same... it isn’t winding up enough…
Hopefully I can get some more advice… Cheers and thanks again.
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Re: Aristocrat Moneytree

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Not winding up enough, suggests the reset doesn't complete, which in turn indicates the clock get pushed far enough ...... so the brake on the pay out slides doesn't engage and finally the kicker doesn't doesn't fully engage.
Which takes us back to extending the anvil just a smidge at a time, for the reasons described in the link I posted previously.

BP :cool:
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Re: Aristocrat Moneytree

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OK, so it's looking more and more like you need to adjust the anvil. Read this from the "tips & tricks" section. I wrote this 4 years ago and it sounds remarkably like your machine's problems. If you decide to give it a try, take care. If you go too far, the machine will jam in the loaded position and do its best to smash your fingers as you unjam it.
Adjusting worn bandit "dog & cog" so cycle completes
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Thanks Coppinpr
I just read that post…agree it does seem to describe my machine perfectly…
Looking at pics of other Aristocrat machines on this site I can see my dog is significantly past the horizontal... I expect this may cause the cycle to not complete????
Should I try and get that right first???
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Trouble with these videos is you’re firing the machine so quickly it is difficult to tell what the hell is going on.

What would be good is to see clear still shots from all sides before you cycle the machine (full pictures of mechanism, not zoomed into a spot). I am particularly interested in see the other end, which we never see, with the timing bar on and whether that is starting in the right place. One problem that is clear, is that your machine does not start in the correct position in the first place, so it never completed the previous cycle...
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tommy1 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:50 amLooking at pics of other Aristocrat machines on this site I can see my dog is significantly past the horizontal.
It only appears that way because, as TF righty says, it's not in the correct start position. When a machine has several problems at the same time it is, of course, a nightmare because one problem is hiding the next. We have the clock fixed now so we are moving forward, but remember without the missing slides and slide cover it will never pay, out even if it runs correctly.
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Hi Coppinpr,
How many slides am I missing?
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Hi TF
I have taken a few pics as you suggested… I currently have the reel ratchets off so I took the pics as is.
I also include a couple of pics of a plate a took off to check and clean… It seems to have taken a beating and slightly bent…
Appreciate your thoughts…
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