How to Repair & Replace Pachislo Stop Reel Buttons
Two Main Button Types
1. Stop Button Assembly
2. Individual Stop Buttons
Stop Button Assembly
All buttons are combined into a single assembly. The entire assembly is easily removed from the machine by removing two screws.
Each button has a connector that is attached to a main board on the assembly, that board has a connector that is attached to the Pachislo machine..
Unplug the assembly connector, remove the two screws and remove the assembly from the machine.
In most cases you can then remove the board from the assembly by either removing a screw, a few clips or both. Once the backs of the buttons are exposed you can remove each by either unscrewing a plastic nut that holds it in place or by pressing on two clips that hold it in place.
If your buttons have clips, simply use a small flat screwdriver. Press in on one clip slightly while gently pushing the it through the front of the assembly. DO NOT FORCE IT. Just loosen the first side by depressing the clip.
Now do the same with the other clip and it should pop out the front of the assembly.
Individual Stop Buttons
The second type is the Individual Stop Button. In this case, they are not part of an assembly. Each is connected individually to the machine. Unplug them individually from the board and follow the same directions to loosen the clips and push it out of the front of the machine.
The most common problem with buttons is they become sticky and will either not push in or push in and stick. To solve this problem you may not need to replace or even remove them.
Use a silicone spray. Depress the button if possible. Spray a SMALL AMOUNT of silicone spray onto the corners of the button and wipe off the excess quickly. Work the button in and out for a few seconds to let the silicone work into the areas around the button.
This may be difficult. You will not be able to find new buttons but some buttons from scrapped machines may be found online. You will need to not only match the button style and size, but you will need to match the button connector.
There are many different types of connectors and you will need to match the style and the number of pins.