(Topic ID: 320815)

Flipper issue Stern Sam

By rx2006je

3 months ago



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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by rx2006je
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  • 24 Stern, 2009
#1 3 months ago

My 24 started exhibiting a strange issue with the left flipper. The switch registers every time on switch test. The coil is buzzing and sometimes looses power and doesn’t respond and flip. Seems like a coil issue. Any input would be great.

#2 3 months ago

First thing I'd check is the solder joints at the coil lugs. Good joints ? Diode on tight ? This wires from coil windings to coil lugs - dig around them for cracks or breaks.

LTG : )

#3 3 months ago

Issue resolved. The previous owner had but a 15amp fuse on the flipper when a 3amp should have been used.

#4 3 months ago
Quoted from rx2006je:

Issue resolved. The previous owner had but a 15amp fuse on the flipper when a 3amp should have been used.

That didn't resolve it. You weren't blowing the fuse so amperage of fuse didn't matter. Though it's best to have the correct fuse in there to protect the game.

LTG : )

#5 3 months ago

Well wonder then what changed. That is all I did. I checked wires all were good. Has been working flawlessly since changing fuse. Seemed like the coil was over heating and wouldn’t fire with the 15 amp fuse.

#6 3 months ago
Quoted from rx2006je:

Well wonder then what changed. That is all I did. I checked wires all were good.

Most likely when you ‘checked the wires’ you moved them and made a better connection. Something at the coil is bad. Diode, wire connection or a red lead attached to the lug is not secure.

#7 3 months ago

The coils are no diode coils

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