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#809 1 year ago

Initial searches haven't turned up anything, so hopefully someone has seen this before.

On this DH I'm working on, if you choose ramp skill shot, the ball will bounce up into the opto bracket for the right loop, most of the time, it will bounce back down the loop and the magnet won't catch it. You can see it's been doing this a long time.

I took some slow motion video and it seems when it's launched clean through the "jump" entrance into the loop, it's going fast enough that it bounces higher into the bracket and rebounds back. Sometimes, it'll hit the plastic above the entrance, which slows it down enough that the magnet can grab the ball before it rolls back down the loop.

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#811 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

I found a similar issue with my machine. When I took everything apart to replace the magnet optos I found the ball gave a beating to the magnet core as well.

It an also take a chunk out of your playfield if it goes on long enough.
Its not very technical, but secured a slight downward deflecting piece of cardboard at the end of the shooter lane to: 1. Take a bit of velocity out of the ball and 2. direct it slightly downward away from the metal bracket in your picture.
So far (several months) the fancy piece of cardboard has fixed the problem.

Yes, this magnet was seriously mashed and there's a good divot right in front of it. Got any pictures of your fix? It's a good idea. Maybe a thin metal flap could do it.

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Other issue I have is the ball falling out of the gun. Putting a rubber on the end of the rail hasn't helped. It looks like the front side of the "bowl" the ball is supposed to sit in is worn pretty good. Is there a replacement bracket available?

#813 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

I just recently experienced the ball falling out of the gun. The fix for me was loosening the screw to the wireform ramp and pushing the wireform “back” (think easterly position). This made the hole smaller for the ball to drop down into and thus killing the momentum of the ball rolling out of the gun.

That's a good one, I'll give that a try. Thanks.

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#815 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

I just recently experienced the ball falling out of the gun. The fix for me was loosening the screw to the wireform ramp and pushing the wireform “back” (think easterly position). This made the hole smaller for the ball to drop down into and thus killing the momentum of the ball rolling out of the gun.

This worked great, by the way. Thanks again for that!

Quoted from TractorDoc:

I found a similar issue with my machine. When I took everything apart to replace the magnet optos I found the ball gave a beating to the magnet core as well.

It an also take a chunk out of your playfield if it goes on long enough.
Its not very technical, but secured a slight downward deflecting piece of cardboard at the end of the shooter lane to: 1. Take a bit of velocity out of the ball and 2. direct it slightly downward away from the metal bracket in your picture.
So far (several months) the fancy piece of cardboard has fixed the problem.

I've been fiddling with a metal flap for this, but having various amounts of success (from the ball being knocked back down the shooter lane to no effect at all). That's without changing my flap. It's just added more variability to the issue. Anyone else have any ideas? I'm thinking maybe the ramp flap at the start of the shooter lane may be causing it?

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