(Topic ID: 72768)

Getaway lock ramp issue.


By halpain24

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I am new to owning and repairing pinball, but the lock ramp on my getaway machine seems to test fine in test mode. While playing though, when lock is lit the ramp lowers, ticks 3 times and then pops up, then repeats the same while lock is engaged. When the lock is not lit the ramp seems to sit a little low where the ball just drags the bottom of the ramp and can temporarly get stuck while in play until the ramp stops while the machine tries to find it. I don't know if these two problems are related but thought bringing up both might help. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

#2 6 years ago

If there is a switch that lets the game know the ramp is down, I'd start there. Might be broken, broken wire, need adjusting type stuff.

LTG : )

#3 6 years ago

Check the assembly for any broken or bent parts. The switch could be an issue as mentioned above - check that first. It is easier to see and work on if you remove the playfield from the cabinet since it is right at the end of the playfield, but there is a fair amount of work dealing with the wiring harness and all it's connectors (I like how they did the earlier machines like the system 11, much easier to remove the playfield).

On mine the bracket for the coils was broken/bent and made to just work (since replaced), but I could the pin that fits in the slot of the ramp getting bent down and causing issues as well.

#4 6 years ago

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To raise the ramp remove the plate on top of the coil and remove the metal part held on with two screws. Bend this part slightly more than a 90 degree angle and reinstall.

#5 5 years ago

I was able to raise the ramp, and the ramp down switch had broken. I was able to replace it with a quarter switch I had left over for now. I cant find the actual switch used anywhere online.

#6 5 years ago
Quoted from halpain24:

I was able to raise the ramp, and the ramp down switch had broken. I was able to replace it with a quarter switch I had left over for now. I cant find the actual switch used anywhere online.

I just bought a switch, Williams part number 5647-12133-08, from Pinball Life to replace this exact switch in my Getaway. Marco has it, too. I can't remember if it's an exact replacement or not, but the body is the same - I think a little bending/cutting of the metal blade shaft is all it will need worst-case...

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