I'm looking for some advice on diagnosing a Zip-A-Doo pin I just got last week. The machine seems to be in good shape but had been sitting long enough for the rubber to crumble off and turn to dust. I've cleaned the play field, fixed the rubber, replaced about half the bulbs and made a number of switch adjustments... most things are working pretty good.
I now have two problems... For some reason, it will not allow a two player game. Hitting the start button twice just resets it twice and then it plays the first player game. I've checked the ball index switch which seem to work ok. I can also see that manually holding the player solenoid in the back cabinet will light the second player and then while holding it, scoring will occur for the second player. I think it mostly works... I just don't understand what mechanism should be tripping the player solenoid.
Another problem that may be related, is that occasionally it doesn't advance to the next ball after the ball exits. It just replays the same ball over.
Thanks in advance for any insight into how EMs switch players!