Symptom: Upon power up, carriage mechanism would travel to the right and attempt to keep going without stopping. Also, there was a wire dangling from carriage mechanism.
The jukebox worked fine until it was moved to the basement. The assumption was that something happened during the move to cause the problem. Therefore it was something physical as opposed to a bad electronic component. The broken wire was from the trip switch which senses when the needle has reached the end of the record. I re-soldered the wire to the switch, but that didn’t fix the main problem.
After checking correct operation of the reversing switch, I began to notice that none of the solenoids or relays were operating. That pointed to a power supply problem in the Tormat control center. I checked all connections. Nothing was obviously wrong. There is a fuse on the underside of the chassis that looked okay. I went ahead and pulled it to check with the meter, and it checked okay. As I was reinserting it, I noticed the clips on one end of the socket were spread so wide they wouldn’t make contact with the fuse. I squeezed them together and reinserted the fuse. Everything began to work properly. I adjusted the speed control and cleaned the styluses with alcohol.
How the jukebox ever worked before it was moved to the basement was pure luck.
Location: Lakewood, Colorado