(Topic ID: 252126)

Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club

By RobertWinter

2 years ago

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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 286 votes
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 28 votes
  • Also own Scared Stiff 90 votes
  • I own all three now! 46 votes

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Post #1848 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (1 year ago)

Post #1849 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (1 year ago)

Post #2292 game dates and guide rails. Posted by SKWilson (1 year ago)

Post #2375 Fix for balls coming out of the house during mode start Posted by Wildbill327 (1 year ago)

Post #2423 All premiums have skill shot update Posted by BillyPilgrim (1 year ago)

Post #2518 VUK fix Posted by Pozzest01 (1 year ago)

Post #3427 Dialing in Elvira problem areas video Posted by jandrea95 (1 year ago)

Post #4077 VUK Updated location with measurements. Posted by DeathHimself (1 year ago)

Post #4107 update VUK location Posted by HurryUpPinball (1 year ago)

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#296 2 years ago

I have LE #135.
Received today and can't stop playing

2 weeks later
#640 2 years ago

After leveling it correctly, the tilt wire is now very close to the bracket. It tilts very easily, even without nudging. Anyone has this issue or know the best way to fix it? (sorry it's difficult to show with pictures, the wire is almost touching the lower right part of the bracket)

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#642 2 years ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

That looks very wrong. New Sterns are almost flat footed when you have them at the proper level (unlike Bally and Williams). The bubble level is ok. Are you between the lines?

She's a little at 6.8.
I think the bracket has not been mounted correctly, I'm a little afraid to bend it to correct the issue

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#643 2 years ago

More pics of the bracket

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#658 2 years ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Mine were bent somewhere between the factory and initial setup on two of my pins. I just bent the ring back level and with the tilt bob hanging back in the center.

I had to bent both the ring and the wire hanger but now we're good, thanks.
Did someone find an easy solution to close a bit more the crypt door?

9 months later
#4529 1 year ago

One EHOH for sale here says it has "back door shot kit from Stern"
Anyone knows about it?
feel free to make saucy jokes, but i'd really like to know how to fix it, bc mine is just impossible

#4532 1 year ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

The shot is imposible if the game's upper left playfield is low. I took the house off to prove this in the early days. The ball would simply roll past the back door hole regardless of speed. If you can't hit the shot raise the rear left leg leveler until it is possible. Stern was taking a lot of heat for this so the redesigned a guide to make it easier. The part was added to builds starting in Nov 2019. If your build date is Dec 2019 or greater you already have the part installed. It really isn't needed once you get the side to side level sorted out.

Thank you
I own a le, got it in October 2019 so i doubt it has it. Did someone ask stern to send them the guide?

7 months later
#7720 8 months ago

Gold dust and weak flippers issue...
I have an order waiting at pinball life, so i would appreciate if someone can point me to the right things to order.

#7724 8 months ago

Thank you

Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

All you need is new coil stops. The rest of the assembly should be fine. That being said, get some coil sleeves just to be safe.

Quoted from jfh:

You are probably still using Stern coil stops. They are crap. Replace with ones from pinball life. That’s probably all you need.


1 month later
#8224 6 months ago

Hey there
When i shoot the house to start a mode, every other ball is not locking.
Any tip?

#8227 6 months ago
Quoted from sirlonzelot:

Do you mean that I reject from the house and not start a Mode ?

The mode starts, but the ball does not stay in the house during the mode start video, it comes back from the front door.

#8258 6 months ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Texted my distributor and received this reply. Happy day!! Finally!! Topper, side armor, and medisinyl mods ready. Now need to buy art blades and shaker. Is shaker worth it for the game?
[quoted image]

Yes, not a hard-core fan of shakers, but it's a must for this one. The slight shaking during the thunder is awesome.

3 months later
#9609 74 days ago

I noticed the same thing. At some point, it became almost implayable.
I replaced the flippers coil stops and now it's fine again.

#9610 73 days ago

The garage is not locking the balls or registering the shots anymore. The ball just go back to the left out lane.
Any clue?

#9615 73 days ago
Quoted from drgary:

In my case the garage coil got stuck (open). First i thought the spring was too weak to reset the coil. But then i noticed that the ball lock post (the plastic part) didn't move through the playfield hole without touching it. The solution was to bend the coil mount just a bit, so that the lock post doesn't touch anything when moving.

Thank you, I'm going to check

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