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(Topic ID: 231678)

Metallica Premium balls stuck in coffin lock


By Hawks

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Has anyone else had this issue?
    I lock 3 balls into the coffin lock, multiball starts up, first ball makes its way from coffin to scoop then out, cool
    Then balls 2 and 3 seem to be stuck together and won’t pry loose without me shaking the machine till tilt warning fires up
    Do the balls need replacing? Maybe pitch adjustment to the playfield?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks dudes!

    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hawks:

    Has anyone else had this issue?
    I lock 3 balls into the coffin lock, multiball starts up, first ball makes its way from coffin to scoop then out, cool
    Then balls 2 and 3 seem to be stuck together and won’t pry loose without me shaking the machine till tilt warning fires up
    Do the balls need replacing? Maybe pitch adjustment to the playfield?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks dudes!

    Check to see if they're magnetized, even slightly. Are they the stock balls, or did you replace them?

    #3 1 year ago

    No they are stock balls, I had this machine in storage for about a year or so
    Very few plays overall, if the balls need replacing which ones would you recommend?
    Thanks VL

    #4 1 year ago

    I don't have any specific replacement ball brand suggestion, but just see if they're slightly magnetized. That would cause the behavior you are seeing. Is playfield pitch in the area of 6.5 degrees?

    #5 1 year ago

    Cool, I have the bubble centred on the shooter lane leveller (is that around the 6.5 mark?)
    BTW, how do I test if the balls are magnetised?

    #6 1 year ago

    Ive had good luck with the balls from Pinball life.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hawks:

    Cool, I have the bubble centred on the shooter lane leveller (is that around the 6.5 mark?)
    BTW, how do I test if the balls are magnetised?

    Stick something metal like a small paperclip to it and see if it sticks, even weakly (kinda sticks then falls away), or is repelled on a surface when the ball is brought close. Try that with each ball.

    #8 1 year ago

    Ok thanks, I’ve done the test and I am getting a bit of stick on contact between each ball and the metal paper clip
    So I guess it’s time to replace those balls then

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hawks:

    Ok thanks, I’ve done the test and I am getting a bit of stick on contact between each ball and the metal paper clip
    So I guess it’s time to replace those balls then

    Some balls magnetize more easily than others. People have reported good results with the pinball life ultra shiny ones...

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