(Topic ID: 223973)

Kings of Steel - Ball won't return

By Misterek

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hi all. New problem on my machine - hoping someone can help me diagnose.

Starting a new game - ball is kicked over to the launcher as usual.

During play when the ball is lost, it falls to the home location as normal. However - the game does not register that the ball is lost - it still thinks the ball is in-play. Assume there is a sensor or a switch in the home location that is mis-adjusted or broken.

Any advice on diagnosis?



#2 1 year ago

This location is known as the "out hole".
There is usually a wire that sticks up here connected to a switch. You'll need to check that switch to see if there are any wires broken off; OR see if when the ball is laying on the switch, the switch is actually closing. It may need adjusted. Sometimes the wire needs re-bent to better close the switch.

#3 1 year ago

Sounds like you’re on the right track. There’s a wire in the trough area that the ball will sit on to close down the leaf switch below. This registers that the ball has drained. Sounds like you just need to adjust either the switch or the wire so that the ball registers.

It should look like this.

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#4 1 year ago

On game startup the kicker will kick if it senses a ball in there or not. you can do a "switch test" with button on inside of coin door

#5 1 year ago

thanks all. the wire part of the switch sure seems touchy... looks like i'll be playing with it off and on to get it properly adjusted. Thanks for the pictures and advice! Chris.

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