(Topic ID: 236627)

Fireball II flipper flutter


By ODENONMYSIDE513

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Hey my fellow pinsiders wanted to reach out to you all for some help. I am fairly new to Pinball so I hope you all can help. I own a Fireball II and the issue I have is the upper flipper "flutters" when you activate it, then it doesn't fully retract when disengaged. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

#2 8 months ago

New EOS switches for all flippers and rebuild kit. Needs to be done.

#3 8 months ago
Quoted from ODENONMYSIDE513:

Fireball II and the issue I have is the upper flipper "flutters" when you activate it

This is usually indicative of the hold winding on the flipper coil being open circuit. The flipper coil has two windings; a short thicker wire (for high power) used for thrusting the flipper, and a long thin wire (low power) for holding the flipper in the up position.

When you press the flipper button and the flipper thrusts, once it reaches the end of travel and opens the end of stroke switch it relies on the hold winding to hold the flipper up. If the hold winding has a break the flipper falls back until the end of stroke switch closes causing it to thrust again. This results in the fluttering.
On the coil itself, check each of the thin winding wires that runs to two lugs on the coil to see if one is has a break.

#4 8 months ago
Quoted from ODENONMYSIDE513:

...then it doesn't fully retract when disengaged. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Ditto with what Quench mentioned regarding the EOS and coil. The 'not fully retracting' part sounds like the spring is weak, or something is binding - that will be some flipper rebuild parts.

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