An update and request for advice on next steps please. I’ve not been idle. Apart from earning a living I’ve been fiddling with the mech every day in the hope that either repeated firing would loosen a gummed up joint or I’d be able to see where the jamming is. I’ve also fired vast quantities of plus gas releasing agent and WD40 anywhere I can reach.
I’ve now decided to overcome my reluctance to take things apart (for fear of never getting them back together) and accepted, that as previously advised, I need to start dismantling the mech to see where it is binding.
So far I’ve cocked the mechanism to pull back the payout levers, removed the reel axle, and taken off a couple of coin chute things at the front. Sadly this hasn’t been enough to be able to wiggle the reel bundle out. So I’d appreciate advice on what to take off next, so as to be able to get the reel bundle out.
I’m working on the theory that with the reels out I’ll be more easily able to see what is happening. Short video attached and please tell me if you need more pictures.
Thanks as always for your advice.