I picked this one up last year with a generic E1 error code for $50. Reseating all connectors and performing a master reset (reset key in and turned, internal power switch cycled, reset key removed) brought it right up. Been working fine for a little over a year then the hopper quit working. Display would show “HE” when it tried to spit out tokens.
Removed hopper and inspected it – nothing jammed up, and all switches/optos in the bottom were functioning correctly. When the hopper is started (using the switch within the cabinet), it moves just a slight amount. Removing the motor shows that the motor spins about 1/3-1/4 rotation and then stops, with no resistance on the gear/spindle when I turn it manually. If I leave the motor powered, I can start to smell that electrical smell that tells me something is bad within the motor. Continue reading “Hopper Error (HE) on Sammy Aladdin Pachislo Machine”