(Topic ID: 199312)

GETAWAY High Speed II Balls sticking

By popol67

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago


Recently acquired a Getaway High Speed II.

When you have all three balls locked (green, yellow and red) they will not release. The plunger opens to let them through but they remain static and do not roll. All the three switches appear to work, and the plunger drops but nothing moves.

If you put a single ball in and the plunger drops it release, but when you have three they seem to stick together and not want to roll.

Brand new balls, everything else seems to work fine. Disassembled all the switches, tried quite a few things but just cannot get it to drop the balls.

Any ideas?



#2 3 years ago

Sounds like the switches are holding them in place. There is a switch for each ball in the lock. Try bending the switches back some and see if that helps.

#3 3 years ago

No, even if we remove the switches they still won't roll...

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from popol67:

No, even if we remove the switches they still won't roll...

Interesting. Is the playfield set to an appropriate pitch?

The only things that get in the way of the balls are the switch actuators and the up/down post. If it's not those, then have a look at the wireform itself. Is it bent or damaged in this area?

#5 3 years ago

Check your trough for Divots worn in it where the balls sit. If they are shallow enough you can gently use a dremel tool or sand paper to smooth them out.

#6 3 years ago

Are the balls magnetized? When they are, they can stick together and do things like that. Try new balls.

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