Complete guide to install slot machine at home

So have bought a reused slot machine and have brought it to your home or business and now don’t know what to do. Not to worry here at realslotmachinesforsale we also provide you guides to help you learn how slot machines work, how to repair your machine, types of machines you can find on sale, which popular machines are on sale online and liked by players and various other such interesting and useful posts. Here now find the steps to follow once you got hands on slot machine to ensure that your machine works properly and all smooth.

1. Decide where to install or keep your slot machine

Once you have bought the slot machine it’s time to decide where to install or keep your slot machine. Therefore before you place the order to buy slot machine mention the address where you want the machine to work, be it your home or office. It is important to keep in mind your slot machine runs on a normal household 120 Volt AC grounded outlet. For safety, try to find a location where an extension cord is not required.

2. You need a stand to have your machine

It is important to remember the slot machine weighs approximately 225 lbs. It is crucial that if you have not purchased a slot machine stand, to place the machine on something not only capable of holding the weight, but something that will not allow the machine to tip over while being played. Therefore it’s useful if you buy a stand also or arrange something to hold on the machine.

3. Adjust the slot machine to room temperature

Now that you have your slot machine in place, it is absolutely necessary to allow the slot machine to adjust to a normal room temperature of greater than 60 degrees and less than 90 degrees. If you live in a cold climate and your machine has just arrived, put the machine in your desired location and then open the machine door to allow the interior of the machine to warm up. This usually requires several hours. Plugging the machine in right away and turning it on may result in damaged electronics and may void your warranty.

4. Now remove the coin tray

With the slot machine main door open, remove the coin tray by lifting up and pulling out the tray. Don’t be surprised if the large magnet on the speaker on the right side wants to grasp the bottom of the cashbox door. Simply pull it out and down to remove the tray.

5. Pull the hopper out of slot machine

The hopper is on the bottom floor of the machine and slides out on two base rails along two metal guides. Slide the hopper out slowly by grasping the handle with your left hand and supporting the hopper with your right hand. Do not use the black hopper bowl to pull the hopper out of the slot machine.

For shipping purposes the hopper may contain the top candle wrapped in bubble wrap that must be installed on the top of the machine. However on certain sized slot machines, the top candle will be removed to prevent damage during shipment. Also note the power cord will be either in the hopper or directly behind it.

6. Adjust the power cord

The power cord plugs into the right side of the Power Distribution Unit located on the back wall of the slot machine. When sitting the machine on a slot machine stand, it is usually best to run the power cord through the hole in the bottom of the slot machine and then through the hole in the slot machine stand provided the holes are aligned. Sometimes moving the machine just an inch or so will allow the holes to align, but be careful not to move the machine too far on the stand as it could tip over if moved too far.

If your slot machine is placed on a stand or platform that does not have a hole below the hole in the slot machine, the power cord can exit out on the back of the slot machine. This allows for the machine to set flat while not crimping the power cord. This opening is found in the same area as above although the cord slips through a notch on the back of the machine. It is usually best to run the power cord through the hole starting at the back bottom of the slot machine using the smaller end of the power cord which will plug into the Power Distribution Unit.

Often it is necessary to move the machine toward the edge of the stand or platform to feed the cord through, and then move it back in place. Again caution should be taken not to allow the machine to tip over when moving it toward the edge of any stand or platform.

7. Plug the end of the power cord into the PDU

The power cord plugs into the right side of the Power Distribution Unit located on the back wall of the slot machine. Always plug the end of the power cord into the Power Distribution Unit (PDU) BEFORE plugging the machine into any electrical outlet. Make sure the cord is plugged in firmly to the Power Distribution Unit and the power cord is fed out of the machine. As with any electronic device, it is highly recommend you plug the power cord into a surge protector prior to plugging into an electrical outlet. Note on many IGT S2000 slot machines, once the machine is plugged in, a service light will illuminate in the back of the machine. This is normal and does not indicate the main power switch has been turned on.

8. Place the hopper back

Place the hopper back into the slot machine making sure it slides in easily and completely with the base rails on hopper guides on the bottom of the machine. The hopper plugs into a receptacle toward the back of the machine. It is designed to fit in easily without using excessive force.

9. Place coin tray back

The coin tray can be easily put back into place by ensuring the alignment guides on the coin tray match up to the top alignment holes on the bottom side of the machine. The tray should be pushed down into place. Make sure the tray is even when pushed into place. If the coin tray is not aligned and even, remove the coin tray, and repeat the procedure.

10. Fill the hopper with coins

It is now time to fill the hopper with coins or tokens. The type coin or token must match the denomination the machine has been set up for. You cannot use nickels in a quarter machines nor can you use quarters in nickel machines without modifications to the machine. The machine will not work and may cause serious coin jams to occur if the wrong coin or token type is used. Fill the hopper with at least 500 correct type coins or tokens.

11. Now turn on the power

Once you are certain the machine and its components have warmed to room temperature, it is time to turn on the power. The power switch can be found with the main machine door open and is located about midway down on the right side. Turn the power switch on.

12. Close the main slot machine door

Close the main slot machine door and lock it with the key provided. You will see a number of lights illuminate. If your slot machine accepts paper currency, you may hear the bill validator and bill transport going through a series of start-up tests.

On IGT S2000 slot machines, the message panel on the front of the machine will indicate that the machine is going through a series of internal tests and including memory. When the tests are complete, the reels will spin into place.

On older IGT S and IGT S+ Slot Machines, it is a good idea to wait a few minutes prior to playing. On the IGT S2000 Slot Machine, it is ready to play. Depending how the slot machine you purchased is configured, insert paper currency or coins or tokens and spin the reels.

Now your slot machine is ready to use.