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Can You Believe This - Williams Stratoflite


By MikeO

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Did a service call today on a Williams Stratoflite.

Can you believe this?

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#2 1 year ago

On the right is that a jar lid?

Nice drill through on the alum bar

#3 1 year ago

High tap?

#4 1 year ago

Yes, there is a jar and lid in the coin box area.

#5 1 year ago

Wait, the coil plunger has been striking it so much it punched through???

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Nice drill through on the alum bar

Quoted from trueno92:

Wait, the coil plunger has been striking it so much it punched through???

Bingo! The nylon tip was gone and the plunger was sitting below the chime box, having punched its way through. Little aluminum chips everywhere.

#7 1 year ago

Never seen this before.

#8 1 year ago

Didn’t look.

#9 1 year ago

The pinball equivalent of how many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop.

How. How long did that take?

#10 1 year ago

When I first started out repairing machines in homes in the mid '70's; I worked for a guy whose dad had a route in Cleveland. The EM's were pulled for home sales. Some of them had the same "holy" chime bars. Simply replace the solenoid plunger with the missing nylon tip and rotate the chime bar 180°.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

The pinball equivalent of how many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop.
How. How long did that take?

No idea how long that took. I assume that it broke through since the last time I serviced it, which was probably 6-7 years ago, because I didn't notice it then.

Quoted from MrBally:

Simply replace the solenoid plunger with the missing nylon tip and rotate the chime bar 180°.

That was the solution today.

#12 1 year ago

So about that hole... I can tell you from personal experience that if the tip falls off the plunger it does not take all that long to drill a hole. Home use for a little while but not long, I could hear a difference and investigated eventually but not right away, I have a chime bar that’s about 1/5 drilled through on one side. I admit if this was done with a tip on the plunger that is kinda almost unbelievable.

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