Royal Flush, 1976.
Sometimes my ball count doesn’t advance
The ball will drain, the ball-end bonus will award points, and the ball will be kicked out to the shooter lane like it should. But then the drop target bank doesn’t reset (there’s a “wifft” sound - like it tried and missed), the bonus lights from the previous ball on the playfield stay lit, and the ball count hasn’t advanced to the next number. It is like earning an extra ball when that’s not an option.
When this happens I can shot/drain the ball again, or I can open the coin door and activate the ball trough rollover switch from underneath. Either way, the targets reset and the ball advances like it should. I was thinking that the switch might be the culprit, but cleaning it and tightening the gap hasn’t helped much. What’s so frustrating is that this problem is intermittent; this happens about once in every 4 or 5 games.
Can the drop targets affect the ball count advancing?
Any ideas would be appreciated.