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Bally X's and O's help - Ball not registering at drain

By petrieslastword

76 days ago

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#1 76 days ago

Hi all,

Just came into one of these that is mostly working as it should, but the drain is not registering. Looks like an issue with the below part possibly, but I'm not 100% certain. Does this look to be the culprit?

Thank you!

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#2 76 days ago

Definitely looks like it to me. I don't have that game, but hopefully someone can post a pic of the correct configuration for the wireform that the ball presses to activate the drain/outhole switch. The switch it's supposed to be activating is to the left, cut off a bit in the pic. I can't seem to come up with a pic of the wireform needed (the part that's sort of bent/shoved under the trough)... You can certainly try re-bending the existing wireform into shape--i just don't know exactly what shape you need to make it into

If you find pushing that switch by hand (the one slightly cut off in the pic) causes the game to recognize the ball has drained, you know it's just a matter of fixing/replacing the wireform next to it.

Here's the wireform I'm referring to. See that skinny metal part going up out of view? It's bent way out of shape.


Good luck!

#3 76 days ago

To give an idea of what it's *kinda* supposed to look like, here's a pic of the outhole switch on my Eight Ball Deluxe. It should hopefully give you the gist of what it's purpose is/how it works:

#4 76 days ago

Here's a couple pics from an Xs and Os

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#5 76 days ago

Thank you. Looks like a further issue in that the solenoids for the bumpers as well as the one that loads the ball aren't currently functioning. Seems like something may have been shorted or something. If anyone has any thoughts on what would likely cause that while the flipper solenoids are all still working I appreciate any input. The ball is at least registering now though.

#6 76 days ago

look for a fuse under the playfield, a 1A slo blo, this is to protect the solenoids.

flippers are on a separate circuit and not related.

#7 76 days ago
Quoted from Rikoshay:

look for a fuse under the playfield, a 1A slo blo, this is to protect the solenoids.
flippers are on a separate circuit and not related.

That did do the job. Thank you so much.

We would never have thought to look for a fuse there.

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