Shooter rod seems angled wrong


By Gate-keeper

3 days ago


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#1 3 days ago

I’ve noticed the ball shot getting worse and worse. Sometimes firing out of the shooter lane completely? Shooter Rod is not bent but is not hitting the ball in the centre... the harder you plunge the worse the ball fires. Any ideas?

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#2 3 days ago

You should be able to adjust the entire shooter rod housing. I'm not as familiar with new games as I am with older ones but on older games you can adjust the entire shooter rod housing so that it will strike the ball in the center. There should be nuts holding the entire shooter housing in place on the inside of the cabinet. Just loosen those nuts, move the housing to where you want it, and then tighten it back into place. You should have a little bit of up-down, left-right adjustment available.

Dave

#3 3 days ago

You should also remove the rod and check to see if it is straight and see what condition the sleeve is in. If not straight get a new one, may as well get new shooter and barrel springs and sleeve while you're at it. Make note of where all the washers are located on the rod or take a picture. It matters.

#4 3 days ago

it could be a one of a few things or a combination of a few:
- shooter rod could be bent - but if you turned it while the ball is sitting the tip would move around
- the shooter housing has loosened and moved over and therefore mis-aligning
- the playfield may have moved over a little if lifted up and dropped back down with the locators over move to one side than the other and the gap comparison may be obvious as well - at a guess looks like the playfield is over to the rhs

#5 51 minutes ago

Some things I’ve tryed...
Pushing the playfeild to the left.
There was not room to play with :(.
Testing to rod to see if was bent... it’s not.
Unscrewed everything and tightened back down... it didn’t help.
Next step is to replace everything.

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