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A lotta ins.. a lotta outs - TBL maintenance thread

By sd_tom

4 years ago


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#1451 16 days ago
Quoted from CALencio:

I think I've finally had enough airballs from the Jesus/Maude rubber post split that the spot light has finally quit on me. No more jiggling has got it working. Any pointers on fixing it or replacement parts? Could it be a loose wire at the light itself?

I would recommend taking a close look at the lower playfield window to ensure that it is flush to the playfield. If it's slightly raised in the top right corner, then that could be the cause of your airballs to that post. Similar conversations have been documented about the upper left side contributing to airballs off of the right stand-up lock switch on the left ramp. I have had to adjust my window a few times but it really makes a difference. To adjust, you'll need some trial and error by either loosening or tightening the fastners underneath the playfield that secure the window and then putting the playfield down to test how flush it is

#1452 16 days ago
Quoted from CALencio:

No I actually didn’t know it was replaceable. How does it work maybe it’s just a bad bulb I thought it was just an all in one integrated part that had to be replace.

It’s an assy similar to this one

https://www.pinballlife.com/playfield-accent-spotlight-assembly.html

Just take out the led, it’s a 12VDC version, bent the contact wires a little outwards and re insert. Good chance it will work again.

#1453 16 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

It’s an assy similar to this one
https://www.pinballlife.com/playfield-accent-spotlight-assembly.html
Just take out the led, it’s a 12VDC version, bent the contact wires a little outwards and re insert. Good chance it will work again.

Yes it’s behaving like the contacts need to be bent out. Thanks for the help Rensh. Didn’t realize it was a bulb. I thought it was some special assembly. I’m such a noob

#1454 16 days ago
Quoted from CALencio:

Yes it’s behaving like the contacts need to be bent out. Thanks for the help Rensh. Didn’t realize it was a bulb. I thought it was some special assembly. I’m such a noob

fixed. It was the contacts. Thanks all!!!!

#1455 14 days ago
Quoted from Rensh:

All leds are controlled via the 2 pdled boards below the main playfield. Have you already tried removing them and put back again, eg reseated them? And if that doesn’t do the trick reseat also Proc board.

I just had a lights flickering / blinking /other issue and this fixed it, fyi. The two boards are screwed in and they are hard to pull out, but sit nicely back in place.

#1456 14 days ago
Quoted from ThePinballCo-op:

I just had a lights flickering / blinking /other issue and this fixed it, fyi. The two boards are screwed in and they are hard to pull out, but sit nicely back in place.

Good . I’m current version service faq a section is dedicated to this.

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#1457 7 days ago

Hi there...is there an easy way to realign the garage door on TBL? The door does not close correctly (I think) and it bangs against the garage for several seconds before stopping.

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#1458 7 days ago
Quoted from adamjx:

Hi there...is there an easy way to realign the garage door on TBL? The door does not close correctly (I think) and it bangs against the garage for several seconds before stopping.
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Yes, you need to take the roof off and then the metal walls off.
From here you adjust the 1 or 2 screws that hold the car to the servo motor shaft.

I did it about a month or so ago. See post below.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-lotta-ins-a-lotta-outs-tbl-maintenance-thread/page/27#post-7034779

By the way, I would be more concerned that if it gets to low, it will scrape your mini-playfield clear coat....so adjusting it is a must.

#1459 7 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Yes, you need to take the roof off and then the metal walls off.
From here you adjust the 1 or 2 screws that hold the car to the servo motor shaft.
I did it about a month or so ago. See post below.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-lotta-ins-a-lotta-outs-tbl-maintenance-thread/page/27#post-7034779
By the way, I would be more concerned that if it gets to low, it will scrape your mini-playfield clear coat....so adjusting it is a must.

This method is for when your door is tilted under an angle. Here more likely is that the cardoor closed switch needs some adjustment. Looks like it triggers to early leaving the door slightly open.

See the proper page in the service faq but if you remove the roof you can already see the switch. Should be an easy adjustment.

#1460 7 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Yes, you need to take the roof off and then the metal walls off.
From here you adjust the 1 or 2 screws that hold the car to the servo motor shaft.
I did it about a month or so ago. See post below.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-lotta-ins-a-lotta-outs-tbl-maintenance-thread/page/27#post-7034779
By the way, I would be more concerned that if it gets to low, it will scrape your mini-playfield clear coat....so adjusting it is a must.

Quoted from Rensh:

This method is for when your door is tilted under an angle. Here more likely is that the cardoor closed switch needs some adjustment. Looks like it triggers to early leaving the door slightly open.
See the proper page in the service faq but if you remove the roof you can already see the switch. Should be an easy adjustment.

Thank you very much for the responses, I will give it a try.

#1461 6 days ago

I am getting a repeated firing of what I think is the Jesus VUK when launching balls in the Bowling Mode skill shot method.

It will fire 4-10 times and then calm down during play. I can’t figure out why it’s only a problem then. It doesn’t really happen when using the Jesus VUK during normal gameplay.

I did bend the contact for the “Y” looking piece of the VUK switch away so it created more of a gap, in case the black plastic “catcher” piece was touching the contact after firing once, but it didn’t seem to help.

I can try bending it out even more, but just seems a bit odd.

#1462 6 days ago

Good afternoon everyone! We just joined the club! Received our machine Wednesday and set it up today.

Only issue I have so far is the car will not swing out, it makes a fast pace clicking sound. Anyone have some advice on this one?

#1463 6 days ago
Quoted from PDX-Mike:

Good afternoon everyone! We just joined the club! Received our machine Wednesday and set it up today.
Only issue I have so far is the car will not swing out, it makes a fast pace clicking sound. Anyone have some advice on this one?

Cherry switch behind it needs adjustment.
Take the black roof off to access the switch.

#1464 6 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Cherry switch behind it needs adjustment.
Take the black roof off to access the switch.

Thank you for the reply CPR9999! I've adjusted leaf switches but can't recall cherry switch adjusting. Can you elaborate on that switch adjustment by chance?

I love your mods for Lebowski and will be putting an oder in tomorrow.

#1465 6 days ago
Quoted from PDX-Mike:

Thank you for the reply CPR9999! I've adjusted leaf switches but can't recall cherry switch adjusting. Can you elaborate on that switch adjustment by chance?
I love your mods for Lebowski and will be putting an oder in tomorrow.

Simple bend of the switch rod….
It is located here….

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#1466 6 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Simple bend of the switch rod….
It is located here….[quoted image]

Pretty sure that fixed it. I took the roof off and then located the switch. I bent the switch a little more forward, the car is now registering closed.

#1467 5 days ago
Quoted from PDX-Mike:

Pretty sure that fixed it. I took the roof off and then located the switch. I bent the switch a little more forward, the car is now registering closed.

Good to read its fixed

You are aware that their is a service faq which also describes this issue?

See https://www.dutchpinball.com/the_big_lebowski_pinball_support.php

#1468 3 days ago

Greetings Guys.
Just wanted to circle back on the Jesus shot and the bounce outs I was getting. As posted above, simply lift the upper PF and remove the metal bracket (two screws) by the VUK. I had planned to add drop dead foam in the area, but simply removed the metal bracket at that seems to do the trick. I could be wrong, but I believe newer games do not have this bracket.

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#1469 3 days ago
Quoted from CyberNinja24:

Greetings Guys.
Just wanted to circle back on the Jesus shot and the bounce outs I was getting. As posted above, simply lift the upper PF and remove the metal bracket (two screws) by the VUK. I had planned to add drop dead foam in the area, but simply removed the metal bracket at that seems to do the trick. I could be wrong, but I believe newer games do not have this bracket. [quoted image]

You are not wrong

#1470 3 days ago
Quoted from CyberNinja24:

Greetings Guys.
Just wanted to circle back on the Jesus shot and the bounce outs I was getting. As posted above, simply lift the upper PF and remove the metal bracket (two screws) by the VUK. I had planned to add drop dead foam in the area, but simply removed the metal bracket at that seems to do the trick. I could be wrong, but I believe newer games do not have this bracket.

Well god damn, I been having this problem more than I like to admit but live with it cause Jesus shot would still register even though it rejected. Good to know there is a a potentially easy solution, I never wanted to get into messing with it.

#1471 3 days ago

This is not new

It’s even marked as a keypost.

See https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-lotta-ins-a-lotta-outs-tbl-maintenance-thread/page/29#post-7099597

Guess I will add this info to to my service faq

#1472 2 days ago
Quoted from CyberNinja24:

Greetings Guys.
Just wanted to circle back on the Jesus shot and the bounce outs I was getting. As posted above, simply lift the upper PF and remove the metal bracket (two screws) by the VUK. I had planned to add drop dead foam in the area, but simply removed the metal bracket at that seems to do the trick. I could be wrong, but I believe newer games do not have this bracket.

CyberNinja24, What serial # is your TBL machine? I have TBL # 620 and I do get some bounce-outs from my Jesus shots. Thanks, mk

#1473 1 day ago

I have number 602.
I’d highly recommend removing the bracket.

#1474 1 day ago
Quoted from CyberNinja24:

I have number 602.
I’d highly recommend removing the bracket.

I’m assuming the upper playfield needs removed to take off the bracket, is that correct?

#1475 1 day ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

I’m assuming the upper playfield needs removed to take off the bracket, is that correct?

Yes.

#1476 1 day ago

Yep. I followed the instructions and it was pretty easy. Remove the upper PF. I had work to do on the upper flipper, so I had that off, which allowed for easy access to remove the upper PF. Simply remove the metal bracket by the VUK. I found it a good exercise to remove the upper PF. Not difficult at all.

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