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Re: Rotolite problem

Postby rippyspennyarcade » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:29 pm

Hi , I own a ROTOLITE and had exactly the same problem! The 2 lights were lit, yet everything else was dead. The answer was as Badpenny mentioned - THE 3 AMP FUSE in the machine (which is easily spotted) HAD BLOWN. Will be surprised if it's anything more sinister than that!!! By-the-way, does the BELL actually ring when a win is achieved? Let me know, rippyspennyarcade.

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Re: Rotolite problem

Postby pogjones » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:49 am

Thanks for the advice. I will have a look and let you know how I get on. For the short time it worked the bell did ring when a win was secured.

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Re: Rotolite problem

Postby pogjones » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:04 am

Rotolite is now working, the problem was a broken solder joint on the rectifier. Thanks for the support.
Bill

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Re: Rotolite problem

Postby badpenny » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:30 pm

Hooray for that! Old electro-mechs don't like being moved around too much, it jolts connections and knocks dust down into leaf springs.
Still at least it wasn't the nuclear phase director out of synch they can be a right swine on Rotolites.

If the back pedalling mudguards become misaligned you'll need to regrind the underhand valves before hooking up the waffle baffle.
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One Man's Rubbish, another Man's Treasure

Postby slotalot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:37 am

Being the little eco-worrier that I am, I have just made my weekly pilgrimage to the local “dump it site” with a generous offering of old newspapers, plastic bottles and empty beer cans for gods of recycling :cool: , and as I was walking from my car to the skip I noticed the chap in the next parking bay, he was struggling to remove an old cooker from the back of his car, hang on mate I will give you a hand I said, and as we slid the cooker from the car I spotted a cardboard box behind the drivers seat, are you dumping this box as well I enquired, yes its all got to go he said, would you mind if I take it home with me I said, he gave me a puzzled look :clown: and said yes its yours if you want it mate. And with that I put the treasure in the boot of my car and took it straight back to my nest for further investigation. And if you look at the photo you will see the contents of that box, and the moral of this story is it pays to be green! :mrgreen:
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Re: One Man's Rubbish, another Man's Treasure

Postby john t peterson » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:09 pm

We are all green now, with envy. :)

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Re: One Man's Rubbish, another Man's Treasure

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:15 pm

I don't believe any of this, whoever heard of a Yorkshire man throwing anything away? :eek:

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Re: One Mans Rubbish is another Mans Treasure

Postby slotalot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:37 pm

It's true I tell you!.... mind you he did have a Coventry accent... :oops:

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Re: One Man's Rubbish, another Man's Treasure

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:44 pm

Obvious questions - did you ask where he got them and if he had more?

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Re: One Man's Rubbish, another Man's Treasure

Postby slotalot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:05 pm

Hi PennyMachines :D , when I first saw the box in the back of his car I could only see a couple of GPO relays and lots of old newspaper, it was not until I got home later that day that I found the uniselectors and all the other relays under the paper, some of the newspapers were dated 1986 so I think they had been in the box for a long time... as for asking if he had any more, I did not get the chance as he was in his car and away before I could ask anything, so I will never know.... not a bad find nowt though!... :tarah:


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