CFTBL - intermittent dead right flipper

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CFTBL - intermittent dead right flipper


By cloudburst

5 days ago



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#1 5 days ago

Hi there,

Occasionally since yesterday my CFTBL right flipper is unresponsive. First thing I did today was to clean the optos. However, when it happened again I went straight to the flipper coil tests.

L HOLD works fine
L POWER works fine
R HOLD works fine
R POWER doesn’t work

However, when I exited the tests, it works again for a while!

So I went back into the tests and set it to repeat the R POWER test. Wasn’t working. Then I went back to R HOLD test and repeated that. That then seemed to free up the R POWER test and it worked - but every so often missed firing the flipper and then stopped flipping. Then I was able to get it working again by the exact same method of performing a repeated R HOLD test.

I love my CFTBL - so would really value some help on where I should check next. Many thanks!

CB

#2 5 days ago

Sounds like a loose wire on your solenoid. Check and make sure it's really well soldered to the lug.

#3 5 days ago

Or the diode is broken off the coil, or one of the coil wires broke off of the solder lugs.

#4 22 hours ago
Quoted from CadillacMusic:

Sounds like a loose wire on your solenoid. Check and make sure it's really well soldered to the lug.

Thanks @cadillacmusic - that’s exactly what it was! Now sorted.

CB

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