(Topic ID: 202840)

Space Station Issue with docking and station not rotating


By kechlesurf

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by EdisonArcade
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#1 1 year ago

I purchased a Space Station pinball about 4 months ago or so and it is my first machine and has been working great till recently. A few weeks ago, whenever I dock the ball on the left dock, it will randomly shoot out (could be 5 seconds after docking or longer) and the other day, the station stopped rotating.

I am going to put it test and check motor functions when I have some time this weekend but wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions. I am still new to pinball maintenance and can fix easy/small issues (replacing bulbs and fixing connection issues) but have little experience outside of that though I am wanting to learn. I'm going to go through the manual as I have yet to put it in "test" and see how to check motor functions. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me tackle this issue before having to call in a professional?

#2 1 year ago

Check the connections to the motor and optos under the station

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from kechlesurf:

I purchased a Space Station pinball about 4 months ago or so and it is my first machine and has been working great till recently. A few weeks ago, whenever I dock the ball on the left dock, it will randomly shoot out (could be 5 seconds after docking or longer) and the other day, the station stopped rotating.
I am going to put it test and check motor functions when I have some time this weekend but wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions. I am still new to pinball maintenance and can fix easy/small issues (replacing bulbs and fixing connection issues) but have little experience outside of that though I am wanting to learn. I'm going to go through the manual as I have yet to put it in "test" and see how to check motor functions. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me tackle this issue before having to call in a professional?

First thing you should do is join the Pinside Space Station club:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/space-station-club-members-only

There are several guys there that really know their stuff, especially Space Station. Pinsider Grumpy has helped fix many problems.
Pose your questions there and I'll bet you get some help soon.

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