(Topic ID: 125700)

Thing Picking Ball Up Catching Lane Guide

By yyyyyikes

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Hi All Pinsters

On my Addams Family, when Thing picks the ball up and takes it
into his box - the ball catches the Lane Guide under the box lid.
After a short stutter he does take it into the box and everything
works as it should, but it would seem better if he was lifting just
1/3 inch higher to stop this happening.

Also, he catches the guide when he puts the ball back too.

I've taken Thing out and can't see any easy way to make him higher.
The coil is (i think) as far down his sleeve as possible - the magnet tip
is screwed in as far as possible, and by the way he sits on the motor
mechanism there is no way to pack in washers to raise him that way
as he screws into the underside meaning packing would lower him.

Any suggestions? I'm guessing this is quite a common problem.

Thanks in advance

#2 4 years ago

Check the wires powering the coil right at the point where they would bend the most. Mine was dangling somewhat as I imagine some of the strands of wire were broken inside the insulation, cutting down the power to the coil. Once they finally all broke, Thing wouldn't pick up the ball at all.


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