Had my heart drop out last night. I split buying a Dead Pool LE with my pinball mom, just recently. Last night, pulling playfield out to raise it, playfield f'ing dropped INTO THE damn cabinet... Holy mother of F...
What broke, lets find out last...
Pinball mom owned machines when she was young. JJP Wizard of Oz got us into Pinball home ownership. I know now, JJP has some safety features that made me over confident and a dangerous person around our new Stern LE.
Things WoZ set me up for failure on Dead Pool:
- You can leave balls in machine when lifting playfield as it has a gravity driven blocker on ball ejection hole
- When pulling playfield forward before lifting, a stopper prevents me from pulling playfield too far and is indication when to start lifting
-- On DP, this is what did me in. I was expecting lock to tell me I've pulled far enough. The playfield jumped the track into the cab
- The power is cut off to the playfield when coin door open on WoZ
-- DP caught me off guard in my over confidence thinking I could touch and clean at will with coin door open
- One person can super safe lift and lock WoZ head unit
-- Sure one person could do DP but not as swiftly. (EDITED) DP needs two bolts in back with 5/8 socket
-- WoZ just has a rotating clamp in back and its same tool I use to manual crank sink disposal
Coming from having a JJP machine into a Stern, I'm learning to stop, slow down, and reestablish my known knowns. Learning all the time. What's been your experience and what thoughts have you to share? Maybe you have a tip that may save me from my next accident?
SO ... Would you flippin' believe that NOTHING broke. I've inspected fairly close and tested manually with ball in hand, all the mechs. Need to still run computer driven tests. Sucker seems just fine, the subwoofer broke the playfields fall. Sorry to next DP owner you had to learn about this here, lol.