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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:52 am

Hi see some photos of my machine. The arms had the small springs attached. I removed them (taking note of how they were configured).
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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:11 am

See attached videos when the springs are off and when they are replaced:



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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby treefrog » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:23 am

Ah ha, BP was right you meant the upper fingers binding.

Probably would have been useful to see from behind as all the parts that control the timing and retracting of the fingers are at the rear. My initial reaction is that this is a timing issue, so effectively the arm that pushes back the upper fingers you are holding is not going back far enough. Also may be an issue though elsewhere. I have had to adjust also the reel bundle before. On Aristocrats they have bolts securing them in place and can be over-tightened, bringing the pay discs closer to the far side.

I would start with timing though... There are threads on adjusting this with caution...

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby coppinpr » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Cycle the mech while watching it from the rear. You should see the main control bar raise the arm that moves back the vertical fingers you are having problems with. When it's at its highest point, a restraint should fall under to hold the fingers right back as the machine starts to unwind. Towards the end of the cycle, you should hear three sharp clunks. They should occur in this order:
1. the reels stop and are locked in place,
2. the clock pulls back the restraint and the fingers fly forward against the plates with the holes in,
3. the clock finishes its job by releasing the slide brake which is low down at the front, just behind the coin tube, and the third clunk you hear is the slides flying forward to check for a payout.

My guess is the timing to load the restraint is the problem and clunk 2 is happening too soon, but it will be a VERY small adjustment as the rest of the machine looks to be doing OK.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby malcymal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:53 pm

I see some electrical gubbins on that mech. What might they have been for? Gold award payout maybe in a previous life?

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:33 pm

There is a connection on the front case which looks to connect the two halves of the plug together for the £1 payout, but I'll look at that another time. !!THUMBSX2!!


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