Hi All, I'm a proud new pinball owner. Just picked up 2 machines a week ago.
My Getaway machine was working pretty well to start, but I'm having an issue with the 3rd/upper flipper.
Here's the issue... When I push the right flipper button, the upper flipper extends and then gets stuck. It stays there until something else draws power (If I hit the left flipper once or twice, or if the ball ejector gets power, the upper flipper usually returns to the normal position. When the flipper is stuck and I power the machine off, it stays stuck extended.
Some more info that may help. After being on and played for several hours the other day, the upper flipper was no longer extending. It was stuck in normal position. After cooling, the next day it worked (a little weak), but again was sticking in the extended position and then going back to normal when the left flipper was used once or twice.
I opened the cabinet to see if the switch was sticking. When I pressed the switch, the 3rd flipper stuck extended, but the switch did not appear to be making contact.
It's kind of odd that it appears to be a mechanical issue because it doesn't clear when the machine is powered down, but hitting the opposite flipper button seems to clear it.
I'm new to all of this, so any help is appreciated.