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ACDC Prem mini flipper sticking? Solved- magnetized coil stop.


6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

So, my right side lower playfield flipper is holding longer then it should. It works fine mechanically and the flipper switch gaps seem to be fine (just like the other side) Manually moving the flipper mech with my hand, it seems to be free and return on its own with the spring. It does not appear to have the problem on a quick flip, only after holding the flipper.


disclaimer- I'v owned tons of games and normally have no problem fixing this type of issue.

#2 6 years ago

Sort it out. When it's stuck up and you turn the game off. Does it drop ? Then it's electrical. No it doesn't drop, then it's mechanical.

And mechanical can include magnetized parts, and the coil pulls it in different than your finger.

Also if mechanical, pull the plunger out of the game and see if it wiggles freely, and the coil stop and front bracket holding the coil, be sure they are lined up straight and you don't have a deformed one leaning in or out.

LTG : )

#3 6 years ago

Thanks LTG. Will try shortly. Good call on turning the game off during the stuck hold.

#4 6 years ago

Ok....So the flipper held without falling in the test menu. Then stayed up after turning the game off. I reached inside and a light touch brought it back to rest. I will have to inspect the mech further. The game only has a few hundred plays on it. I would be surprised to have much deformation of the coil stop or plunger. We shall see.

#5 6 years ago

Probably the coil stop, that's my guess

#6 6 years ago

Yep, Replaced the coil stop. All is well now. There is definitely a bit of magnetizam on the coil stop. I have never had this problem on another game, that I am aware of. I assume this will happen again. Any thoughts?


#7 6 years ago

I had the same problem (
A piece of electrical tape on the coil stop solved it.

#8 6 years ago

Moved to Technical Help: Dot Matrix Game sub forum. Good luck.

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from oga83:

I had the same problem (
A piece of electrical tape on the coil stop solved it.

Thanks oga83. I had a spare coil stop on hand for my magnetizam issue. Here is a link on directions to demagnetize a magnet.

Keep up your good work with the pinball browser. Thank you

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