I own one pinball machine, Gottlieb's Stargate, which has an upper right flipper that I'm trying to fix. Don't have a lot of experience with pins but am trying to fix it myself.
1. Flipper stopped working. Was consistently blowing a fuse.
-- It worked for a while ( 7-8 games) before blowing fuse again. Eventually stopped altogether.
2. Removed coil and found that coil sleeve was melted.
3. Purchased new flipper rebuild kit (included new switch) and a new coil.
4. Bought a learned the basics of a digital multimeter (I think).
5. Got flipper working but found that flipper was slipping. Part of flipper bat was damaged.
6. Replaced flipper bat assembly.
7. Put it back together but it is not working. Probably wired it wrong.
8. Hoping that sending a few pictures to some of you that know more about pinball machines (probably all of you) will help me see the error of my ways.
- flipper is receiving 46v of power coming in to one of the 3 terminals on the coil. 0 volts on other 2 terminals.
- the lower, working flippers have 46v on all 3 terminals of those coils.
- have continuity between the two wires attached to the switch leafs.
- have less than 1 volt coming out of each of the two wires coming from the switch.
- I replaced the wire on the switches with wire I purchased from local electronic store.
Attached is a picture of the replacement coil and the replacement wire for switch (in case this is part of my problem). I've looked at videos on line where the person replacing the flipper knows which terminal should get the wire with the incoming power, which one gets the outgoing power (sorry I don't know my electrical terminology), and which ones get attached too which switch leaf. I'm trying to follow the picture I took of the flipper assembly before I took it apart but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Appreciate any advice you could provide that would keep me from having to pay someone to come look at my machine.