Quoted from cottonm4:
son of a bitch (sigh). I mention the above and decide I would like to play some Munsters and the Grandpa's Laboratory has decided it will not kick the ball out. The ball gets locked and then the lost ball locater finally kicks the ball out. i'll have to look into it when I have some time in a couple of days.
Quoted from Puffdanny:
It's probably just the lead fell off the switch and you'll need a new switch it's been a common problem
You were correct. A connector tab broke off of the micro switch. I bought 20 micro-switches from Radio Shack online a few months ago, but the Munsters switch uses a different style lever and I will have to go buy one switch. That will be $7.00 worth of mail for a $1.00 switch.
The part number is: 180-5209-00.
Marco charges $6.99 and is out of stock.
Pinball Life charges $3.95 and is stocked up.
What a pain in the ass to get to.
You have to pull the upper right wire ramp and the piece of plastic at the front pop bumper to access the screws for the up kicker assembly. You must remove the Grandpa's Lab up kicker to access the micro switch held on with 2 little itty bitty micro sized bolts that only a jeweler would use.
You remove Grandpa's Lab kicker from the play field by removing 2 screws. After you have done all of the above, lift the play field and there is one final screw that holds the kicker to the lower side of play field.
I used a pair of small vice grips to get these micro bolts out but I am going to have locate a jeweler supply to get the little bitty wrench or socket to properly reinstall them.
Now I have to go buy a bunch of shit from Pinball Life so I am not paying $7.00 to ship just a $4.00 switch.
Grandpa's Lab kicker is removed.
Switch has a broken wire tab. The tab has snapped off at the switch casing. It appears like a vibration break. Repair is not possible. I would suggest all of you look at your wiring and see if this green wire looks like it could be vibrating; You might consider tie wrapping the green and black wires together to try and shut down any vibrations.