(Topic ID: 104077)

DE Simpsons

By Crazypins

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by Astill
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#1 6 years ago

Having trouble with the ball return kicker. Took off the cover and saw this. Any thoughts on why it is on the bottom of the play field? How would you adjust it when the cover is all it returns under. Seems to hang up all the time.

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#2 6 years ago

That's odd...I checked IPDB and nothing comes close to the names credited.

#3 6 years ago

Well the date tells me someone signed and then clearcoated the pf.

#4 6 years ago

The previous owner's hidden signature as a means of identification if the pin was ever stolen and recovered?

#5 6 years ago

Must be just someone who felt they needed to put their mark on it then. It takes 2 or 3 tries to get the ball over the hump. Should I try to raise or lower the cover?

#6 6 years ago

I'm not sure that I am getting what you are saying. Are you saying that the signature interferes with gameplay?

#7 6 years ago

No Just what is an adjusting measure to try to make the ball clear everything the first time.

#8 6 years ago

Cover sits in 2 holes on pf. Ball with cover off shoots right into the shooting trough. So I feel the coil is kicking well enough to send it through the cover. Cover installed takes 3 efforts to get the ball into position needed to continue game. I have tried a few things and so far noting seems to change anything.

#9 6 years ago

Maybe it's the Williams coils under there. j/k

Manual says the coil should be a 23-800, so the coil you have is a little weaker, but I don't think that's your problem. As far as I know you adjust the switch so the ball is as close to the coil as possible when it fires. It will take some experimenting since the ball speed comes into play, but it sounds like yours is firing too early. Also check to make sure the plunger moves freely and there is no binding.

EDIT: Wait...are we talking about the kickback or the outhole?

#10 6 years ago

1st kick after ball drains up to ball trough works great.

#11 6 years ago

Now that you say that the ball has quite some distance between the plunger from the kicker. Firing early until ball comes back to rest square on the plunger may be the problem. It may not be hitting it square enough to send it through there correctly the first few times. I will check that. I will also check the coil.

#12 6 years ago

check the gate in the trough , what is most likely happening is gate is missing its hitting the balls and bouncing back.

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