Ghostbusters Pro : Autoshooter


By Prefect

1 week ago


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#1 10 days ago

Could someone help me figure out what is wrong with my ghostbusters pro?

I am not fully understanding how the auto launch mechanism works or should work. The shoot rod was bent to hell and I moved my wpt shooter rod and assembly over to Ghostbusters. I believe it should work. At Macro Specialities, it looks like all modern stern shooter rod and assemblies are the same. The problem I am having is that when you pull back the rod, the ball drops down. Sometimes I think it drops in the autolaunch bucket but it doesn't do whatever it is supposed to do and the coil for the autoshoot just keeps firing. I have autoshooters on my other games but this just seems kind of odd for complicated it is.

#2 10 days ago
Quoted from Prefect:

The problem I am having is that when you pull back the rod, the ball drops down.

Auto launch kicker there ? Bent back ? Busted ?

The auto launch kicker should be right up by the playfield end of the shooter lane to prevent balls dropping off the end of the playfield.

LTG : )

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#3 10 days ago

Thanks. It turns out the screw that holds the catcher in place was missing. I was think it was more complicated than it was because when the ball would drop below the playfield, it would often fall right into the catcher.

#4 10 days ago

Just had the same thing almost happen on our SW-LE!

I was installing a Shaker Motor and noticed that the Kicker Mechanisms #6-32 screw was almost completely backed out + I've seen this on other Stern Pins that use the same mechanism.

I use blue Loctite on that screw & it should never happen again.

I also put some synthetic lube on the 2 places where you have metal to metal contact on the Kicker Mechanisms pivot rod (what the screw goes into).

YMMV

Kim

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