Hey all you cool Funhouse owners and fans out there, I've got a question. First I'll give you a little backstory/bio.
I've loved pinball since I was a kid, but I never learned the ins and outs of machines, and I'm the least mechanically inclined person out there, like I'm dangerous to myself with a screwdriver bad. Not a good combo for a pinball owner, I know. My only other game was a brand new Stern because I figured it would be the best solution for someone like me. But, a few months ago I took the plunge I'd always wanted to and bought my childhood (well teenage) favorite, Funhouse. A scary proposition for someone like myself to buy a 30 year old machine. I figured if something goes wrong I'll have a baptism by fire, or worst case pay someone to help me. So far so good though as I have a bunch of plays on this machine and haven't had any issues.
So when giving me advice (which I hope at least one of you will do), please feel free to provide instructions as if you are talking to a child or someone who you just feel sorry for. And please forgive me that I don't know most of the nomenclature either.
Issue that did pop up tonight seems relatively minor, but it does affect gameplay. When the Steps are open, I shoot the ball up the ramp and rather than going towards the Steps left plunger area, it just goes down the regular old ramp towards the left flipper. Seems that metal blade that directs the ball down either side is only moving about halfway, not far enough to direct the ball towards the Steps. How do I fix this?
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.