Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby tim1088 » Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:07 pm

The coin went into the hopper.
The handle would not engage
the buzzing or humming is very low. It’s not loud.
I heard a clicking noise as the coin was inserted
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby mechanic » Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:16 pm

IT MAY BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS PUSHING THE RESET BAR BACK. THATSD THE BAR UNSER THE HOPPER, JUST TO THE LEFT. IF YOU HIT A BIG WINNER AND IT DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH COINS IT LOCKED OUT. BE SURE HOPPER HAS COINS AND ITS BACK IN THE CABINET BEFORE PUSHING THE BAR IN.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby 702collector » Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:41 pm

Looking at his pictures in his first post his machine doesn’t have the reset bar. He would need to pull out the hopper to access the reset button. However wouldn’t the machine be dead if the reset breaker tripped? I’ve only had this happen on one Bally that is an 873 and it shut down everything. No lights no nothing. I’m just a hobbyist learning as I go. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Only way I get to learn.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby Bally Bill » Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:29 pm

Ok I sounds like you pushed in the white reset button and nothing happen, So let check the 3 fuses in attached picture to see if one is bad. Just push it down and twist and see if the small wire is broken in one of the fuses. Post when your response when you can but in the meantime instead of dropping in a coin you can power machine and up open the door and push down the coin switch to see if it releases the handle release coil. I have included some helpful pictures and information so you can arm yourself with some EM knowledge to learn the basics.

Your machine model (742A) with serial number-361 was originally a .025 cent 3 BAR anyway slot from the Silver Spur casino in Reno Nevada and was recycled at some point to a Kit machine after the casino got bought out in the late 1980 which changed the top awards glass and belly glass to your 777 Golden Nugget configuration.
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hopper 1.jpg
Coin Switch push down to condition handle to play.jpg
Handle release arm before coin drop.jpg
Handle release arm AFTER coin in inserted ready to pull handle now.jpg
Last edited by Bally Bill on Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby Bally Bill » Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:37 pm

Knowlege is power! Please consider joining the Coin Operated Collectors Association OR New Life Games to support these Cool hobbies! Thank you!!
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EM Intro.jpg
operation info.jpg
Problems 1.jpg
Problems list 2.jpg
Hopper Assy.jpg
Reel Mechanism.jpg
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby tim1088 » Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:29 pm

You guys are amazing, I can't believe how nice and helpful you have been. I'll run through this with my dad tomorrow and Monday I'll be there in person.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby tim1088 » Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:49 pm

I'm finally here at the machine if any of you guys happen to be online and have a few minutes to call me at 305-798-5699 I couldn't thank you enough we're trying to figure this out
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby tim1088 » Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:59 am

So we spent about 2 hours playing with it and after replacing a fuse, finding the jackpot reset bar, and troubleshooting a stuck handle...... WE DID IT!!! Thank you guys so much for all the tips, we would have never had a chance if it weren't for the images of the manual and tips provided here.

Thank you guys so much for your time.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby 702collector » Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:01 am

Congratulations! Glad to hear you got it running.
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Re: Bally Golden Nugget - Repair Advice

Postby Bally Bill » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:52 pm

Hi Tim, Great detective work and having the tenacity to fix your EM slot! I hope your Golden Nugget EM brings you and your family years of enjoyment and remember they make great little piggy banks and jewelry safes!
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