(Topic ID: 105221)

FT kicking out 2 balls

By bigehrl

7 years ago

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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by bigehrl
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#1 7 years ago

hey all- my FT recently started kicking out 2 balls at launch. all switches test fine, including all truth switches, and the opto soon the reel. anyone have a clue where to look next?

thanks much!


#2 7 years ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

switches test fine, including all truth switches

How about the lie switches?
My guess is a flakey trough switch.
I have had a similar experience where switch tested good in diagnostics.

#3 7 years ago

Borderline trough switch, divots in trough or magnetized pinballs (can't remember if fish tales has any magnets or not). Take the apron off and see what's happening during switch test. Also check the shooter lane switch.

#4 7 years ago

thanks for the replies.

I've tested the trough switches several times using pinballs, and they register flawlessly. is it possible anything else could be causing it?

#5 7 years ago

If you haven't already, double-check your T1 against the switch diagram in the manual to make sure you don't have an errant switch closure or open opto at start up.

EDIT PS--if nothing shows, put the game in T1 test mode for an hour within ear-shot and listen for any flaky switches registering intermittently; last switch opening or closing will of course reveal the culprit on the display.


Post edited by NM: Edit with additional suggestion.

#6 7 years ago

will try that. thanks!

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