(Topic ID: 280226)

Bally Evel Knievel - Ball getting stuck at upper left gate

By PinNickleby

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

Has anyone else experienced the ball getting stuck at these two places in the upper left corner of EK? Any ideas on what would fix it?

I've added extra rubber rings to the post and also tried bending the gate a little to no avail.

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#3 3 years ago

The side of the gate circled in red. Is it bent down a little ?

LTG : )

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#4 3 years ago

The floppy Moving plate/gate is bent Down too far. Look at mine. I think you Just need to bend the stop underneath to hold the plate/gate higher. Also, your arch rod isn't captured at the white post in your picture, but I don't think that is contributing to your problem.

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#5 3 years ago

Thanks guys for the quick responses. I bent the gate latch out further like Jethro's and I checked the playfield level and sure enough, it's off. The back left leg castor needs to be raised a bit. Must have got off kilter moving the machine back and forth while working on the machines next to it. Garage floor may dip a tiny bit where the game is sitting now vs where it was previously.

#6 3 years ago

Double Bonus awarded to Jethro. The ball arch guide not being snapped into the post was causing the perfect angle for the ball to drop onto the gate latch where it could get stuck. So I really had three things contributing to the balls getting hung up, all have been remediated now.

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