Location: Soda Fountain, Lyons, CO
Symptom: Arm that holds CD on spindle wouldn’t release properly causing CD to fling against the back of the cabinet.
I don’t normally work on CD jukeboxes, but I made an exception because Lyon’s Classic Pinball is located across the street and that would give me an excuse to go over and play some of Kevin’s 35 pinball machines from the 1960’s through present day.
Sometime after Wurlitzer stopped making jukeboxes in 1974, the remaining Wurlitzer company in Germany began making some nostalgic jukeboxes with modern CD players. In the past I’ve worked on the original 1015 from 1946 that plays 78 RPM records, so this was interesting.
I spent some time familiarizing myself with the mechanism. I looked at the lever that actuates the lift rod. Someone in the past had placed some rubber pieces at the bottom of the lift rod. Not having a service manual for this jukebox, I didn’t know how it was originally designed. It didn’t make sense how it was assembled. So I disassembled the bottom section of the lift rod and reassembled it. The lift rod and spindle arm worked correctly after that.
Examining the cam that actuates the lever, it appeared mushroomed in various places, which would have reduced the height of the lift rod, which probably prompted someone to put additional rubber pieces under the lifting rod. That cam will need to be replaced someday.
This post would make a lot more sense with either photos or some drawings. Maybe in the future I will update it.