I could use some help on this problem as I have spent considerable time trying to figure this out to no avail over the past 2 weekends
I have had the above bowler for over 5 years and this past year a problem has crept in:
Randomly, or so it would seem, the machine will skip a frame forward to next player.
The machine functions perfectly well otherwise
It normally tallies strikes and spares appropriately
the offending behavior occurs in single player or multiplayer modes
it seems to occur only after the first ball is thrown for a player
For instance if it occurred on the second player of a 4 player game, the second player would bowl, pins would go up and then then it would jump to the third players turn. the pins would not reset and the third player would get one ball to play before it would change to the 4th player up and score whatever was the combination of the second players throw and the third players throw
If in the above instance the second player had a spare the prior frame, after the first bowl it would start scoring in the second persons position immediately after the roll but often finish scoring pins on the third players bowl inappropriately after it skipped
If one is bowling in a one player game, it would just skip a frame forward.
My return switches all seem to be functional and not sticky. Everything else seems to be working well
I do not have the schematic unfortunately but do have the manual which I have tried to use to no avail
does anyone have any ideas on what to look at. since the behavior seem to be random, I have not ideas at present.