Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

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Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

Postby scottzearbaugh » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:34 pm

Hello, I recently purchased a 25 cent Bonus Hightop slot machine. I was able to repair the base wood and repaint; however, I have an issue with the bonus mechanism. I usually ask my brother-in-law when I need a strong back and a weak mind, but in this case I need some talent. Every time I cycle the machine, the bonus mechanism indexes the next letter. After five cycles the word BONUS is spelled and the machine pays out correctly. I looked at the Geddes & Mead book, but was not able to figure out the problem. I also compared it to another machine and all the parts are installed. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. Scott
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Re: Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

Postby oldslotman » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:40 pm

My guess is that you have a spring broken or missing that reset the kicker for the letters.
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Re: Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

Postby scottzearbaugh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:17 pm

Thank you. I will look for that issue.
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Re: Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

Postby rosekiller454356 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:52 am

I experienced some of the same problems when I purchased my bonus hightop. Took much work to get it working properly. You may want to review my post of February 14, 2017 for reference. Hope it helps.
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Re: Mills Bonus Hightop - Bonus Issue

Postby scottzearbaugh » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm

Team,
Through contacts on this forum and with friends, I was able to get in touch with the "mechanic". I ended up taking my horse head and my bonus high top machines to the mechanic to get the bonus feature working. Well, within a short time he was able to fix both the machines. So, here is a major thank you to the "mechanic". In addition, this forum has been extremely helpful. Thanks again.
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