(Topic ID: 209342)

Pinbot - balls not always lockin in visor - Normal?


By Barakawins1

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Just shopped out a pinbot. Seems like when I shoot the ball locks under the visor they pop out frequently rather than locking. Is this normal? any fix for this?

#2 2 years ago

Make sure your game is level. Bend the scoops slightly. You also might have some wear at the front of the locks which could cause the balls to pop out. Make sure the visor plastic is tight, as well.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Spagano314:

Bend the scoops slightly. You also might have some wear at the front of the locks which could cause the balls to pop out. Make sure the visor plastic is tight, as well.

There is a little wear at the front of the locks. Can you build this up somehow?

#4 2 years ago

To be clear, the balls fail to stay put in the eye sockets, not the machine is kicking them out? If it's the prior, and you've bent the scoops/deflector plates back to a workable angle and still have an issue, then you've lost a fair amount of material off the front of the socket. Rebuilding is an option, but it gets hammered in that location so it may be a short lived solution. You can also try shimming the plastic eye socket cups down with one or a couple of #6 or 8 washers.(between bottom of pf and plastic cup) If this works, I would also clear coat(s) the front of the sockets to slow the future erosion.

Great game...., miss mine

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from lpnsocal:

You can also try shimming the plastic eye socket cups down with one or a couple of #6 or 8 washers.(between bottom of pf and plastic cup) If this works, I would also clear coat(s) the front of the sockets to slow the future erosion.

That's a pretty good idea. It will lower enough to let the ball sit down. I ordered some Wood epoxy putty. I heard that this can form very nicely and harden
well. Once I rebuild I'll clear it and should be pretty good for a while.

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