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Weak Gate Coil

Letter received on Tuesday August 22nd 2023.

Tuesday August 22nd 2023

Hi Lloyd,

Just realized both my loop control gates on my Williams Indiana Jones aren’t working during gameplay. Fuse is good. All other solenoids work. Continuity is good to both for all the wires. Then found if I manually push the metal bracket towards the magnet it will grab it for both during test mode. So they are both just weak. Any ideas what it could be?



Hi Antonio

There is a little metal nose looking thing over the top of the relay that limits how high the plate the coil pulls in can go. I'd bend the nose down a little so the metal plate is closer to the coil.

Thank you,

LTG : )

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