(Topic ID: 341556)

godzilla ball stuck wireform intersection

By zenmaster

11 months ago

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#1 11 months ago

Ball gets stuck as it goes under top wireform at intersection. Happens when ball is slow?
I have put two washers to raise the top wireform. No help.
Tried a third. The height now bends and torques the bridge assembly so not a solution.

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#2 11 months ago

Bend that thing. Move upper out the way

#3 11 months ago

I’ve never seen that issue but it looks like at least one of your ramps got tweaked somewhere along the way.

My lower ramp, where the ball is hitting on your machine, is 1 9/16” off the playfield. That’s the bottom edge of the wire form, closest to the playfield.
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The bottom of the upper ramp, measured where it crossed the lower ramp on the uphill side, is 2 3/4” off the playfield. There is something like 3/16” between the top of the ball and the bottom edge of the upper ramp when the ball rolls beneath it.
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It seems like the ball has enough speed through there to yank on the wire forms a little and get them higher or lower to allow ball clearance. I wouldn’t be afraid to push and pull on them a bit!

#4 11 months ago

Thanks fenix501 for going the extra mile with measurements and pics!
This will fix it for sure.

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