(Topic ID: 124332)

Intermittent right flippers on Flash Gordon

By DnDPins

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

I have an intermittent right flipper problem which I need to get resolved this week as I am having a tournament on 4/25.
Most of the time when I press the right cabinet flipper button, neither right flipper is actuated. Once in a while, both will fire.
During coil testing if I have the left cabinet flipper button depressed, both will fire all the time. If I do not have the left in, the right will not fire. I have tried the right flippers during game play leaving the left one depressed and still they do not fire.?????

What I have done:
1) Replaced cabinet switch with new one
2) Checked for proper voltage at switches and coil - passed
3) Installed new lower right coil - still same issue
4) Installed new working rottendog solenoid driver board which works in other machine - still same issue

What else should I try??? Please help!


#2 4 years ago

Check end of stroke switch on lower right flipper. If it's badly burned and pitted you will have no power to fire the high power coil on the flipper. The upper flipper won't work unless the lower one works.

1 week later
#3 4 years ago

Thanks dothedo that was exactly the problem! I tried everything first...but this was it.

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