(Topic ID: 256808)

Stern Spike Flipper Triggering Randomly

By Torre

5 months ago

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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by BC_Gambit
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    #1 5 months ago

    I’m having an issue with the left flipper coil in my 4 mos. old Stern Iron Maiden.
    As you can see in the video, the flipper is triggering randomly and all by itself. You’ll notice the upper/left flipper is not affected by whatever is going on. I have zero experience with these Spike machines. Any ideas? And is this covered under their warranty? It’s a 4 mos. old HUO machine.


    #3 5 months ago

    Yes. A light but on the other side and connected to a GI light.

    #5 5 months ago

    I'll see what happens and report back.

    #6 5 months ago

    It made no difference.
    I read a tech sheet that said it could be a diode failure?

    #15 5 months ago

    Thanks to everyone for replying.
    So this is embarrassing but it turns out is was in fact the leaf switch gap. This is the most obvious culprit and the first thing I checked. I checked it but never adjusted it. In my mind, it couldn’t have been this because I have played the machine off and on since I bought it in August with no issues until now.
    Any, I adjusted them and now it seems to be working fine.
    Let me also say the gap tolerance window is very small with this switch design. It will either not make contact at all or make contact by itself if it’s not exactly right.
    Anyway, thanks again to all who responded.

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