Quoted from ForceFlow:
Well, start by describing what the problems are. Or even better--post a video of what's happening.
Here's the help thread from Nov/Dec 2014 when I first got this bastard.
Before clicking on it though... let me update you on where it IS, before you read where it was and the very stages of completion I managed to get it to two years ago.
The constant problem for the last two years has been the outhole kicking a ball out and making the stepper step down on the ball count. My focus had always been on the Eject relay.
You see this machine has a bit of a process to kicking out a ball. The Eject relay locks on which first reduces the ball stepper, then activates the centre drain stopper coil to get it to draw it back in, then the outhole coil kicks a ball out. It was almost as if there wasn't enough pull on the eject relay to lock it on. It would just kind of click on, click off quick before the motor got to the stage of kicking out a ball.
So for probably a year I was constantly adjusting and cleaning the switches on the Eject relay and the score motor. Sometimes it would work for a week or two then do the same thing. Other times it would work once or twice then back to normal.
So when I brought it home the other day I decided to start looking at other things before I went back and beat the same dead horse I've been smacking around for 2 years. I looked at the ball count stepper. I looked a little dirty so I cleaned the disc. Very shortly... the outhole seemed to be working, the (5000 point score seemed to be working and the saucer score and checkout seemed to be working.) Those last two things although not mentioned yet, also seem to go when the outhole goes.
But, like always with this game... 1 fix comes at the expense of two more problems. Now... when I start again, it's not resetting. The score reels reset, but the game either continues to click the reset relay and nothing happens, or it starts clicking the down stepper on the ball unit endlessly. It won't add the balls back up to 3 and start a game. And if it does add balls occasionally it's always 1 short. 3 ball game starts at 2, 5 ball game starts at 4. But 99% of the time it won't step up any balls at all. And as a result...while it will kick out a ball when it drains it's not reducing the number of balls you have each time and the game over relay never comes on.
The other issue I have is incredibly lousy pop bumpers. I'm going to order new coils and sleeves to see if it will help but even with the game high tapped the pop bumpers are embarrassingly weak. And one will not score a 10 pt score when not lit no matter how many times I clean/adjust it.