RADIUM - It did not do anything when the ball was removed from the kickout hole. The sound effect for that hole kept looping and playing but it wasn't the complete sound, it was sort of cut off halfway through the music then starting from the beginning. I basically had to shut the game off for it to stop, and when the game is turned back on it stays in a locked mode with just a few lights activated and no other activity such as flippers or booting up when letting it off to settle then firing back up. The backglass lights are doing their normal routine, but the PF lights won't move.
Funny thing is, there was a rubber piece wrapped from pole to pole where it shouldn't be, blocking access into that hole. I cut it off and put the ball down there to assess the situation. I'm guessing the previous operator/owner couldn't figure out what to do with the problem there and just avoided it altogether. Thats not how I want my game to run, I want to fix it all and hit any and every hole available.
My next steps are to fire in a solenoid test and test the coil resistance. I'll report back on what I find.
gearheaddropping - Thats exactly what I'm going to do, disassemble everything one by one and clean from there. I'm about to place an order with PBR, but would love to know what you or others think about which cleaner and wax should I buy for a game this old and dirty. I guess I'll want a cleaner for the PF's, plastics, metals and finally a wax for the PF. If its any of the Novus brands or PBR has I'll just include in my initial parts order.