(Topic ID: 138354)

Left flippers issue

By V_piscopo

4 years ago

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  • 12 posts
  • 5 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Chrisbee
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#1 4 years ago

So I don't know a ton about pins but I recently bought a 1980 gottlieb the amazing Spider-Man. I did all the easy stuff I know how to do. The game was playing great! Tonight I moved the game a foot and adjusted the legs to make gameplay more even and challenging. Now all of the sudden both my flippers on the left side are staying energised without touching the flipper button. Both flipper leafs are closed and open normally when I push the plunger then the flipper arms stay stuck in the up position like there magnitised. There is a bigger spark than normal on the bottom flipper Then lights go on and off on the play field and the game shuts down. I'm sure it's something easy and dumb that I'm missing here but any advice will be appreciated.

#2 4 years ago

The flipper leafs on the flipper button ? They should be open.

And look to see if they or the moving flipper parts are shorting to metal.

LTG : )™

#3 4 years ago

The flipper leafs are open on flipper button. I'm talking about normally closed to open on flipper plungers when they swing. I'll check for shorts tonight. But it Dosent feel like a short it's not glitchy it's consistent. I can feel the electricity running through both relays when I move their plungers feels like more current up top. It was fine before I adjusted the game.

#4 4 years ago

And usually I believe those relays don't have enough current running through them that you could feel it until flipper button is pressed. When I pull back contacts (without moving flipper arms) the current stops

#5 4 years ago

Sorry. Thought you ment in the wires. I'll check tonight maybe the spring popped off and is touching something

#6 4 years ago

Def not that. As soon as I turn on the machine I can hear them buzz. I can move them by hand one at a time till bat is in up position then that just lock magnetically into place. If I actually press the flipper button they both go up but short out the machine. When there both up and I kill power to the machine they fall. Is there any thing on the board that could cause this?

#7 4 years ago

Pick one of your threads and have the other two closed.

Check in the backbox, where the boards are. Make sure all the connectors are firmly seated on the edges of the boards.

#8 4 years ago

Why are there 3 threads on this?

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from Crash:

Why are there 3 threads on this?

There is now only one thread, this one.

#11 4 years ago

Sorry I thought I drained topics. Sorry I'm new to pinside to or posting anyway. Thanks for all your help and input. I'm a idiot and when changing a light left a socket touching flipper housing causing the short. Thanks again guys.

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from V_piscopo:

Sorry I thought I drained topics

All good.

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