(Topic ID: 241721)

Trouble raising playfield.

By Snoogans138

9 months ago

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#1 9 months ago

Hey all,

I’ve recently bought a CFTBL and I’m trying to raise the playfield but I’m having no luck getting it to lock in to place as I try and slide it toward the front of the machine.

I can do the 1st step fine of lifting it enough to clear the front, but as I try and slide it out it just won’t lock in to place with that telltale click.

I tried to raise the playfield but it would only pivot a few degrees before something stopped the movement, so I lowered it back down, tried sliding the playfield in and out a little before trying again. By doing that I got it to raise higher, maybe to about 80 degrees. but I’d obviously not done the earlier step correctly so it wasn’t locked in to place & it wouldn’t pivot far enough to rest upright. (My wife had to hold it up for a couple of moments while I took these photos.)

Are those metal strips attached to the back end of the playfield meant to be sitting on the wood?

Does anyone have any tips? I’m pretty sure those springs aren’t meant to be like that, however I wasn’t sure if that would cause this?

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#2 9 months ago

On your first picture
You see kind of a bolt sticking out
That’s where your playfield supposed to rest on
If I remember correctly

#3 9 months ago
Quoted from Snoogans138:

Are those metal strips attached to the back end of the playfield meant to be sitting on the wood?

Yes. The playfield slides on the wood on them.

This may help - http://www.videoengine.com/pins/tz/tzpix/pix12.htm

LTG : )

#4 9 months ago

While LTG's pictures look recognizable, I can't see immediately what the OP has to change in order to make it work. Following.

#5 9 months ago

When I slide it forward the piece of metal sits under both pegs instead of on one like in that site. Maybe I’m not lifting the playfield high enough as I pull it forward?

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#6 9 months ago

Your playfield has literally "fallen off the rails". The easiest way to get it back on is to remove the playfield and lower it vertically so the slide mechanism engages with the bolt on the cabinet. However it sounds like you can't lift the playfield up at all. You may have to remove the backbox to get your hand behind the playfield and manually position the playfield slides.

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