1) Get the correct service manual. We sell them as other dealers do, or you can download them from a couple of sites (use your Google skills to find these).
2) Start at the first page of the adjustments for the suspect area and check EACH switch/microswitch for correct operation, resistance when closed (as close to 0.0 ohms as possible), and adjustment.
3) Do each adjustment in the order shown in the manual - after all you have no idea when this was last performed - someone claiming the machine 'worked fine' is not exactly a technical overhaul. After all the machine is from the 1970s - would you run a 1970s car that you just bought without first changing the oil and having a mechanic check it over before loading the kids and driving on the freeway?
4) OK, after doing all the adjustments and double checking that everything is plugged in AND that all the fuses are the factory values AND that the power cord is safe (hold up to your ear and flex - it should be silent, and the insulation should be flexible where it is exposed inside the amplifier) - only then can you plug it in and see what happens.
5) Problems? Read the Troubleshooting section and pose questions to the jukebox mail list or newsgroup (read below) outlining what you have done (your overhaul) and what problems are and what you have doen to try and solve the problems.
Soon you will be joining a number of home owners who happily fix their own machines!
I do recommend seaching the archives first for your model and problem (simple key words is best), then post a question with a bit more information - what works, doesn't work, did the machine work when you bought it but has since failed or has it not worked since you bought it, jukebox make, model, your location...
Vancouver, BC, Canada - We have a couple of record stores here - mostly 33s but 45s too!
Neptoon Records Main St.
Dandelion Records Main St.
Crazy Bob's in Langley
Jukebox Keys -
Hi Folks, I keep getting enquiries for jukebox repairs around the world...
Please send an email: stating your expertise, pricing, and service area so I can edit this Jukebox Service page here on Flippers.com. (jrr(at)flippers(dot)commmm.
Jukebox (and Pinball) Service Folk and Companies around the World as of May 26, 2017 that have contacted me...
A brief listing of people that claim to fix jukeboxes and the area they service, please note that I can NOT advise you as to the quality of their work, this is simply a public service to help people find repair folks - it's up to you to judge the work! I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
Shrewsbury: Juke of Shrewsbury Ltd. Shrewsbury UK www.jukeofshrewsbury.co.uk adrian(at)jukeofshrewsbury(dot)co(dot)uk +44 (0)1743 344019 All major brands - workshop service covering all UK, limited local (Midlands / North West) home service. Specialize in full restorations.
We have been supplying spare parts, servicing and repairs to Rowe Ami jukeboxes since 1980, mostly in the UK but a small amount of spares have gone abroad in the 25 years since we started in business.
Our stock of spares including some trim starts from MM1 to R92 although we do have the odd part for some of the earlier boxes.
44 114 247 0242 phone
Thank you Tim for your reference, I am glad to hear that there is
Could I ask you to as my company as I have repaired and done many restorations on jukeboxes, pinball machine, slots and arcade video game. You can find all that you will need on my website at ablerepairandrestoration.com If you need to call me call me at 501-612-4137 or email me. I have been in business here in Little Rock for about 5 years now and service jukeboxes,pinballs and slots in all the connecting states, California, Kentucky,Alabama,and Texas. I love your site and look forward to having more jukes working longer.
Arizona Jukebox Company
please email: jeff(att)arizonajukeboxcompany(dit)com
San Francisco area Ron Rich Millbrae CA ronnnrich(at)yahoo(dot)com Most all Jukeboxes including 45rpm, CD's, and some 78rpms Seeburg component repair--"house calls" in the San Francisco area by appointment only
Kyle ~ Mechanical Music of San Francisco
Jukeboxes with minor or newly developed problems, need a needle or a lube job, and/or owners on a budget and not in a big hurry, I'm your guy. $40/hr. including travel time outside San Francisco. Parts at cost. Mechanisms lubed with all services. You will need to provide or acquire a service manual.
Be SURE to also send an e-mail FIRST so I have the MAKE, MODEL NUMBER, the problem, and your location.
firstname.lastname@example.org I will still require an email even if you call first. 415 307 0053.
Santa Barbara area:
Jay Hennigan Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA 805 692-5174, jay(at)west(dot)net All brands of jukeboxes, specializing in 1950s to 1970s 45-RPM machines. Home service area Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California. Simple repairs to complete restorations. Also amplifier rebuilding and service by mail-order from all areas.
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
Rock Around The Clock 634A Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 Full Restoration and Repair Services on all brands of jukeboxes (1930s - 1980s)...also EM and Digital Pinball Machines, Video Arcade Games Slot Machines and Vintage Antique Radios Pick-up and delivery service available for service and restoration. www.rockaroundclock.com rick(at)rockaroundclock(dot)com Telephone: 916 780-0804 or 916 276-8015 I would like to be posted on your web site for Jukebox Service and Restoration. I grew up servicing jukeboxes with my father who was a Rockola Distributor and Operator in the S.F. and Oakland areas of CA and have been in business for close to 20 years off and on. Thank You Rick Murillo, Rock Around The Clock
Hi I am Bret and have been in the repair business of pinball, arcade, jukebox, bowlers, etc for over twenty years. I am avaliable 7 days a week. I serve all of Southern California. I can be reached at 760-212-8310. If you or anyone else needs anything please contact me.
Thanks for your time!
Connecticut and Massachusetts (west):
Hi John, you can add me to your tech list for consideration. I'll look at anything but Seeburgs are my favorite. I do complete restorations, mechs, pinbanks, some amp repair,and i do my own veneer work. I also do pinball repair. I'll cover the majority of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I can provide references too. Thanks. Rick Murray http://www.jukeboxrepairman.com
Rick Murray's email is gibson510(aat)charter(doot)net
Sure, I work on Rowe/Ami models R84 to CD100K have most parts in stock and am willing to give free advice for as much as I know. Jukebox Jim's - Dover, Delaware 19901 email: cjs302n(attt)comcast(dott)net phone 302-242-8213 website coming soon www.restoredjukeboxes.com thanks John Glassco
Atlanta Arcades - Servicing Atlanta and surrounding areas
sales (at) AtlantaArcades (d0t) com
Atlanta Arcades provides professional in-home repairs (and in-shop restorations) of arcade equipment (pinball machines, video arcades, and juke box). Jukebox service provided for all AMI/Rowe, Seeburg, Rock-ola, and Wurlizter.
Unlike others, we do NOT require any money up front to begin work on your prized machine(s), we come to you, and we teach you repair techniques to help you save money in that we encourage you to watch and explain exactly what we are doing as we do it. We also stock an extensive inventory of parts and can typically fix your arcade equipment in one trip.
Call Tom or Trey at 404-592-6208 to schedule an appointment for your repair needs, or to visit our showroom and preview our extensive inventory of classic arcade equipment.
St. Simons Island:
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm.
Jukebox Geriatrics Hammond, LA, USA
Call JP at 985-320-0245 jp_white(at)att(dot)net All brands of 78 and 45 RPM jukeboxes repaired. In home service calls to South East Louisiana by appointment. Jukeboxes, Antique Coke Machines and other coin-op machines bought and sold.
You can list me on your technicians list if you wish. I am located in Baltimore, MD and will service jukeboxes (housecalls) in Baltimore and Washington DC. I will _restore_ jukeboxes from Washington, DC to New York City. My specialty is Seeburgs of all vintages, and any other jukeboxes up to about 1950. Automatic Music Machines John D. Rutoskey 208 S. Pulaski Street Suite 5L Baltimore, MD 21223 410-960-7816
Maryland, Washington D.C. and Surrounding Areas:
Repairs, sales and complete restoration on all brand Jukeboxes, One Arm Bandit Slot Machines and 40's & 50's Soda Machines and Coolers. I cover the entire Maryland, D.C., and Surrounding Areas. In your home repairs or you can drop off machine at my shop. Pick up and delivery service is available. I'm located in Carroll County, Maryland, 21797 and can be contact by email at email@example.com or call me, Tom at 410-549-1185.
New York, NY:
Hi my name is Danny D'Elia, I do in-home repair of EM and SS Pins, Videos, Jukes, Arcade Games, Etc. I just wanted to introduce myself and offer my services if needed. My company name is On Location Vending Repairs. I'm located on Long Island in New York and am willing to travel any where within reason. I don't know if you get any calls in this area or if you have anyone here to refer them to. I've been in the business for 30 years and can supply plenty of excellent referrences if needed. If you'd like to contact me my e-mail is <daniel_delia(at)msn(dot)com> and my phone numbers are Home 631-264-3520 or Cel 631-662-6608. Feel free to contact me if necessary or share my information with anyone who might need my services. Thanks!
Service, repair, and refurbish Seeburg, Rock-Ola, AMI, and Wurlitzer 45 RPM jukeboxes and Rockola Bubbler & Wurlitzer OMT Jukeboxes. I due onsite service. Extensive repairs and refurbishing are done at my shop. Liftgate pickup/trailer available. I service Northern Oregon (Portland/Salem) and Southern Washington (Vancouver/Longview).
16569 SE 115th Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015
What I need is someone in this area with mechanical expertise (I don't have)!
Tennessee and North Carolina:
I am in down state IL. Close to Peoria. I do all brands except NSM.
309-368-7136 jandrjohnson((at)) frontiernet((dot))net
Tidewater Virginia area:
I worked almost 8 years for an Amusement company that owned, operated and
serviced Seeburg phonographs. I do work on other jukeboxes but Seeburgs are
my specialty as well as electromechanical pinballs. (sorry, no older
Rock-ola or AMI.) I will also offer my services on digital pinballs and
arcade games as well. Don't have the time for complete jukebox restorations,
but I will take in an occasional pinball once and awhile when I have room in
the shop. I will restore your pinball on site. I get everything on the game
working, clean the playfield in detail, change all the rubber and burnt out
lamps, for a reasonable price. I have many satisfied customers!
I cover the entire Tidewater area.
Cliff's Home Amusements - ob1skinobi(at)cox(dot)net
I have been servicing all types of coin operated equipment since 1978. I service the Northern Virginia area exclusively. My rates are: $85.00 for the first half hour and $40.00 for each additional hour.
Contact me at (703) 361-0420
Hi I found your page and offer to list repair services
Repair all JUKEBOXES, electro mechanical pinball, bowling, gun games.
Here is our contact info as well. I forgot to include it in my last email. We also have parts that are not listed on our website (and thousands of 45s). Our main business is repairing and restoring jukeboxes though. We love jukeboxes! ;)
(jrr-at-flippers-dot-com for those who do not have their browser set to open their email client)