(Topic ID: 245484)

Twilight zone lost in the zone only 3 balls none from the gumball?

By mjruser

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by mjruser
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#1 1 year ago


According to the information I see online, it's supposed to empty the gumball machine during the lost in the zone. My son finally got lost in the zone last night, but it only gave him 3 balls and didn't give him any of the ones in the gumball machine.

Rules: "Lost In The Zone. This is a slow timed round (total duration is 45 seconds) during which almost every playfield feature is active and all six balls are kept in play by the automatic plunger (the Gumball Machine is emptied at the beginning of the round)."

Any ideas on why it only used 3 balls? I certainly don't see anything in the features settings.

Thank you!

#2 1 year ago

I'd run a gumball test and see if it's working.

LTG : )

#3 1 year ago

Hi there,

I ran the test, but I'm not quite sure how to interpret it? What am I looking for?

Thanks again LTG!

Warm Regards,

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from mjruser:

I ran the test, but I'm not quite sure how to interpret it? What am I looking for?

Do the dispense all balls, then see if the machine reloads what it needs.

LTG : )

#5 1 year ago

You could do a factory reset, to change things back they way they should be. In case any adjustments were made that is causing this.

LTG : )

#6 1 year ago

Hi there again,

I'll give the factory reset a shot, but yes gumball machine is loading/unloading great!


#7 1 year ago

If the Gumball Machine works in test mode, but it's not being utilized in game, then likely the setting "Disable Gumball" (A.2 24) is set to "YES". Factory rest will reset this, so you should be good.

#8 1 year ago

After fixing switch 51 (wire was interfering with it) and doing a factory reset. The gumball trough error still persisted. But after 10 games...I guess it decided that things were working and the error went away. Lost in the zone...6 balls is working!

Thanks for the posts all


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