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#2601 10 days ago
Quoted from bballfan:

Which wiring harness do you need?

I need all from xformer to board interconnects.

#2602 10 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I am replacing the flashers with LEDs.
Are the flashers with the red caps different than the ones that are in the rear of the playfield? Thanks
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The LED flashers in the red domes and a couple underneath playfield will flash when you hit the flippers. It has something to do with how the system 11 power is routed to those. The fix is to put diodes in.

I had red LEDs in my dome flashers. Instead of installing the diodes for now, I took them out and put regular bulbs in. Make sure to go into settings and set flashers to brightest setting if you go incandescent.

The LEDs in the back panel do not behave in same manner and I have LEDs back there with no issue. Put a couple of purple in that piece you are holding ... middle and one of the ends. Really good color to compliment the game sounds when they go off!

#2603 10 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The LED flashers in the red domes and a couple underneath playfield will flash when you hit the flippers. It has something to do with how the system 11 power is routed to those. The fix is to put diodes in.
I had red LEDs in my dome flashers. Instead of installing the diodes for now, I took them out and put regular bulbs in. Make sure to go into settings and set flashers to brightest setting if you go incandescent.
The LEDs in the back panel do not behave in same manner and I have LEDs back there with no issue. Put a couple of purple in that piece you are holding ... middle and one of the ends. Really good color to compliment the game sounds when they go off!

Hey.. thanks for your post. Would you know which type of led/incandescent would go under those red caps & behind that plastic back panel?

#2604 10 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Hey.. thanks for your post. Would you know which type of led/incandescent would go under those red caps & behind that plastic back panel?

I ordered everything from Comet. I followed someone else’s recipe somewhere in this thread, I believe. Here was my order:

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#2605 10 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The LED flashers in the red domes and a couple underneath playfield will flash when you hit the flippers. It has something to do with how the system 11 power is routed to those. The fix is to put diodes in.
I had red LEDs in my dome flashers. Instead of installing the diodes for now, I took them out and put regular bulbs in. Make sure to go into settings and set flashers to brightest setting if you go incandescent.
The LEDs in the back panel do not behave in same manner and I have LEDs back there with no issue. Put a couple of purple in that piece you are holding ... middle and one of the ends. Really good color to compliment the game sounds when they go off!

My LEDs do not do this. I don't think anyone has added any diodes. Could it be the brand/type of led?

#2606 10 days ago

I’m still wondering which type... of flasher goes behind the plastic & underneath the red caps. Thanks

#2607 10 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I’m still wondering which type... of flasher goes behind the plastic & underneath the red caps. Thanks

Quoted from GRUMPY:

Those are 906 flasher bulbs.

#2608 10 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

My LEDs do not do this. I don't think anyone has added any diodes. Could it be the brand/type of led?

I used Comet LED. There are posts somewhere here on pinside that describes the issue. What brand did you use?

#2609 10 days ago

They were put in by the previous owner. They are comet and look like little towers. All the LEDs are comet and look to be more expensive versions than what my cheap ass buys

#2610 9 days ago
Quoted from zene10:

Oh it will be, as soon as the steel ball hits the field.
But yes, it is drilled and dimpled.

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#2611 9 days ago

About those dimples...I learned to view them as a guide. Most of the time they are in the correct spot. On High Speed, there are three sets of 3 targets. They are not in a "bank" but individually attached to the bottom of the playfield. One would think the dimples would be in a nice straight line and properly centered in the cut-out in the playfield....not so. When I asked CPR why they would not make them right they replied, because that was the way they were on the playfield they used to map them. In another case, don't recall the game, the left flipper mechanism was way too close to a light socket...I mean right up against it. I rotated that flipper mechanism to a much safer orientation....

Just food for thought.

#2612 9 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

About those dimples...I learned to view them as a guide. Most of the time they are in the correct spot. On High Speed, there are three sets of 3 targets. They are not in a "bank" but individually attached to the bottom of the playfield. One would think the dimples would be in a nice straight line and properly centered in the cut-out in the playfield....not so. When I asked CPR why they would not make them right they replied, because that was the way they were on the playfield they used to map them. In another case, don't recall the game, the left flipper mechanism was way too close to a light socket...I mean right up against it. I rotated that flipper mechanism to a much safer orientation....
Just food for thought.

Thanks for the warning. I'm aware the dimples are usually "guides".

However, my original playfield was used as the CAD template for dimpling, drilling and routing the Mirco playfields so I'm hoping (fingers crossed) everything should line up correctly.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-club-members-only/page/52#post-4821441

#2613 8 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Here are the best pics I could get with glass on. Same material as the two big squares of blue rubber at bottom of right ramp. A guy could also cut one of those sizes in half.
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I finally got around to installing the rubber.
It works great! thanks a lot for your help.

#2614 5 days ago

Hey guys, just joined the club this weekend. Loving WW. I have a few questions/issues as a newbie owner:

- Mine has no topper. Is there a guide or wiki available for installing a topper from scratch? Where to order, how to install, etc?

- No manual. I might wait until the Allentown show to pick one up if I can find the relevant info somewhere online.

- One of my test menu buttons is missing. I have the black button that initiates the menu, the red one next to it, but it is missing a third button. I have been able to change settings using the black button and the start button. Will missing this third test button affect my ability to change settings?

Any other common issues or things to look out for as a new owner?

#2615 5 days ago

Single Drop Target Problem please help

So even though my drop target works through test the switch from the opto does not register. I’ve removed the target, throughly cleaned and replaced but still no luck. On a previous thread someone mentioned the connector but everything seems fine and I’m now thinking the opto needs replacing.

Is this the right opto bearing in mind I’m in the UK

https://pinparts.co.uk/products/tcst1103-4-legged-slotted-opto-replaces-5490-10159-00

#2616 5 days ago
Quoted from speederice:

Hey guys, just joined the club this weekend. Loving WW. I have a few questions/issues as a newbie owner:
- Mine has no topper. Is there a guide or wiki available for installing a topper from scratch? Where to order, how to install, etc?
- No manual. I might wait until the Allentown show to pick one up if I can find the relevant info somewhere online.
- One of my test menu buttons is missing. I have the black button that initiates the menu, the red one next to it, but it is missing a third button. I have been able to change settings using the black button and the start button. Will missing this third test button affect my ability to change settings?
Any other common issues or things to look out for as a new owner?

For the topper, read the crap out for this thread, there is good info.

For the manual. IPDB will have it, I printed mine and put it in a binder

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