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Seeburg b 100 jukebox carrier will not move to pick up records

Jukebox was working fine, then did not pick up some selections, now carrier will not do anything. carrier will move with manual switch but that is it. cleaned all contacts several times to no avail. talked to a jukebox repairman and he said a tube is probably the problem, very rarely do contacts go bad. A 2050 tube is the only tube that I see controls some of the contacts, don't know what the problem could be, would appreciate any help what might be the problem.

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Inside the control center is a solenoid that's connected to some switches. These activate the mechanism to start scanning when a selection is made. You'll have to check that. Could be dirty or need lubrication. The do get sticky after years.
Don't lubricate the plunger, just he other small parts on the switch unit with some light Teflon lube, TRI-FLOW, any hardware store for about $4.
Whatever controls this solenoid might not be working, also. It should activate every time a selection is made, and deactivate after 2 scans of the mechanism.

Your juke is 58+ years old now, so it might be time to have some maintenance done if you're not comfortable tinkering with the innards. Be sure it gets a lube job, too. At least the oil cups on the side of the motor at the very least.
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This is a free help response, for help on a SEEBURG JUKEBOX, that does not scan.
(1) Is there a 45 rpm record in the head that has not been rejected. (the meck will not scan.
(2) does the motor drive shaft turn?. Or is the drive shaft frozen? (Lack of lubrication)
(3) are ALL the little pins below PIN BANK push together, or is one or more moved to out side.
(scanning should happen if selection pins are moved out.)
That enough for now.

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