Collectibles-General (Antiques)/My Bally E-1348


Hi,I have a Bally's E-1348 slot machine, not sure of the year it was made. It constantly goes into tilt, when I turn it on, add a coin and the handle will not move downward. I can occasionally get it to work, and then back into tilt. Adding a coin will sometimes clear it. I had it serviced several years ago, and would take it back, except for its weight and being able to get it there. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated. Thanks from Dan in Ohio near Cleveland. I am somewhat mechanically inclined and will try to repair anything.

Hi Dan,
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You have a few problems here, and cleaning the blu pins and plugs might solve some or all of these. The blu plugs are the plugs behind the reel mechanism and also the coin hopper, these plugs connect these two units to the cabinet when you slide the reel mechanism or hopper into the machine. They are aluminum pins and known to corrode and case problems with the handle circuit like you're having. You can check this easy by dropping a coin into the machine, if the handle doesn't release at that time, hit the reel mechanism with the palm of your hand or try to move it side to side, do the same with the coin hopper, if when doing this your handle releases, then you know it's the connection from these pins. They are a little tough to clean, a tooth brush sized wire brush helps or sanding each pin is the way to clean them. Try this and see if this doesn't clear you problem's up with this machine.
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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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