(Topic ID: 122410)

Ball eject starts a second player on Firepower

By DnDPins

4 years ago

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  • 9 posts
  • 5 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by neurokinetik
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


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#1 4 years ago

I have an intermittent problem on my Firepower where when I press the start button once, player one is started and then when the ball is ejected into the shooter lane, player two starts.

Any ideas?


#2 4 years ago

Morning bump in hopes of some help.

#3 4 years ago

Check the drain switch/shooter switch and see if they are functing properly.It could be a faulty switch or needs replacing.Try cleaning the switch could alsobe gunked up

#4 4 years ago

Thanks for that pinmike.

My troubleshooting has been more around the start switch since it is starting a new game however the gapping looks such that I cannot imagine how it could be set off from vibration of the ball eject. I will also check the outhole and ball eject switches. Also interesting is that if it were set off by vibration form ball eject, you would think that the ball serve for player 2 would start a player 3 and it NEVER does.

#5 4 years ago

Switches can do that thinking ball 1 is over and goes to ball 2 another thoery would be too many balls in the game

#6 4 years ago

Also look at the diodes on the switches.
At the start switch and the ball trough and ball drain and the shooter lane.
A broken diode or broken diode lead can confuse the switch matrix.

#7 4 years ago

You could do worse than running the switch test - they put diagnostic modes in for reason

#8 4 years ago

Have you tried adjusting the shooter lane switch?

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