My sword lock plunger started acting up after a recent light cleaning of my machine. Intermittent on firing to where when there are two balls locked and I hit a ring shot, on return it counts as a third ball lock & starts multiball.
Other symptom is it has tried to release a locked ball, plunger goes down, but comes back up quickly. Game eventually sat with a sword lock malfunction.
Hand-testing the plunger, it seemed to catch some, and I noticed a little sleeve here that appears to be cracked. When I shifted that a bit, operation got smoother and the game was playing better. I assume this should look different? If so what is the original part / what do I replace with? Did a little bit of searching but no dice yet.
(Should note that I don’t see any sign of trouble with the switches in testing with 1/2/3 balls there)