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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


By mof

6 years ago



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#3551 19 days ago

Im getting close to finishing my restoration and have been rebuilding my ramp lift mechanism as half of it was missing when I got the game, consequently I don't have any photos to work off.

I bought the Armature plate assembly kit from Marco's and there is a part called the Residual Armature Plate (part circled in yellow in the first photo below). Does anyone have a pic of exactly where this goes? I'm assuming it goes between the coil and metal plate/tab as per the red circle in the same photo. If that's the case I assume it just gets inserted into the two holes (these can be seen in the second photo) by being bent into place.

I also had another question, am I supposed to bend down the piece I have circled in the 4th photo below. I've seen pics of it bent/folded down onto the plate? The manual also seems to imply it should be bent down and the pic on Marco's website has it bent too? However, it looks like a decent piece of metal to have to bend that would probably need a fair amount of force?

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#3552 19 days ago

Regarding you circled photo: yes that pecker needs to bent down to a curve shape. It won’t be exact science as you want it to allow a gap. I don’t have my WW anymore to give an example of how large of a gap it is but I have two threads on swaps that may show it:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-whirlwind-playfield-swap-refresh-cpr-gold-second-run/page/3#post-4958778

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/playfield-swap-from-wind-chapped-to-whirlwind-reset-in-time#post-4552406

It bends easily but make a gentle curve and go slow so not to break it.

#3553 19 days ago

Stabbed my camera in to bottom of PF as best I could, if this helps, cool, if not sorry!

My PF is out of cabinet, so at least I have access

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#3554 18 days ago

Thanks for the pics and links. I’ll bend that piece down but still leave a small gap. Hopefully I can adjust it later if the mech doesnt quite work right.

As for that rectangular armature piece, I guess I just bend it into the slots between the coil and metal plate.

#3555 16 days ago

i just ordered a new playfield from planetary pinball, I was thinking I would get a cpr or micro. but I don't think I have either. i have this sticker on it. Is this a NOS playfield?

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#3556 16 days ago

No. WMS never ever had those stickers. It's likely a CPR.

#3557 16 days ago
Quoted from jgadzia:

i just ordered a new playfield from planetary pinball, I was thinking I would get a cpr or micro. but I don't think I have either. i have this sticker on it. Is this a NOS playfield?
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Just indicates it's a licensed reproduction. If it's CPR, I think it should have a gold / silver / bronze sticker somewhere as well.

#3558 14 days ago

Was playing today and noticed that my alpha-numeric display was completely dark. No segments on at all. I turned off the machine and checked the connectors, everything seems solid. It's not had any issues with the display before.

Any ideas where to start chasing this one down?

#3559 14 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Was playing today and noticed that my alpha-numeric display was completely dark. No segments on at all. I turned off the machine and checked the connectors, everything seems solid. It's not had any issues with the display before.
Any ideas where to start chasing this one down?

If it’s the original plasma display, the high voltage section on the power supply board likely needs rebuilt. Had same issue on my Bad Cats. Look at the board in the top right corner and on that board look at the resistors and components near the bottom left of the board. They are likely crispy.

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#3560 14 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Any ideas where to start chasing this one down?

Check the fuse first, I think it is a 3/4 amp.

#3561 13 days ago

Hey guys the disks are not spinning on my Whirlwind. Cant find references to that motor in the SM.
Any ideas?

#3562 12 days ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

Hey guys the disks are not spinning on my Whirlwind. Cant find references to that motor in the SM.
Any ideas?

Did it suddenly stop working or has it never worked?

#3563 12 days ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

Hey guys the disks are not spinning on my Whirlwind. Cant find references to that motor in the SM.
Any ideas?

If the motor runs but the disks don’t spin, check to see if your set screws have backed out

#3564 12 days ago

I may order this ramp (pictured) from Starship Fantasy where there's duct tape is supporting a break.

When you need a ramp replaced.... do you usually order just to replace the damaged ramp or order all new so they match?

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#3565 12 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I may order this ramp (pictured) from Starship Fantasy where there's duct tape is supporting a break.
When you need a ramp replaced.... do you usually order just to replace the damaged ramp or order all new so they match?[quoted image]

I would clean the ramp, replace the flap, and get a cliffy protector that covers that area with metal

#3566 12 days ago

I have always replaced them all so they match.

#3567 12 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

I would clean the ramp, replace the flap, and get a cliffy protector that covers that area with metal

Agreed. Why spend all that money on something that you can't even see when playing the game?

#3568 11 days ago

Anyone done a WW restore lately and have current WW cab paint codes?

I had a really good example on a Behr can from another pinsider, they say their system has changed and cant even use those codes anymore.

#3569 11 days ago

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#3570 8 days ago

New problem with 2 of the 4 red flasher domes on the clear ramp. Two of them are dimly lit at all times. But they do flash very brightly as they should. Any ideas what might be causing that?

#3571 8 days ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

New problem with 2 of the 4 red flasher domes on the clear ramp. Two of them are dimly lit at all times. But they do flash very brightly as they should. Any ideas what might be causing that?

Did you put led bulbs in? Maybe they are ghosting?

#3572 5 days ago

Can someone tell me who sells the best (with the most grip) spinning disk replacements. TIA

#3573 4 days ago

Out of the club to make some room so my Whirlwind is for sale: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/96934
Truly a great game which I hope to buy again in some years

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#3574 2 days ago

Just joined the WW club and I need help!

I’m having two issues.

1. My ball wont lock! After starting the storm the lock lights, discs spin etc... but when I hit the ramp the ball goes to the lock switches only to get ejected back into play. All three switches come up good in the switch test.

2. When the cellar is lit and the ball goes in it just gets kick back up the other side, no value is attained and no call out happens. Where should I start?

Thanks for you help!

#3575 2 days ago
Quoted from Jkaping:

Just joined the WW club and I need help!
I’m having two issues.
1. My ball wont lock! After starting the storm the lock lights, discs spin etc... but when I hit the ramp the ball goes to the lock switches only to get ejected back into play. All three switches come up good in the switch test.
2. When the cellar is lit and the ball goes in it just gets kick back up the other side, no value is attained and no call out happens. Where should I start?
Thanks for you help!

It’s got to be the switches in the lock and the cellar. I was having the same problem with my lock replaced the switches and all is good again. As for the cellar never had a problem with mine but I’m sure it the switches.

#3576 2 days ago
Quoted from Jkaping:

1. My ball wont lock!

This issue comes up from time to time, and almost invariably, it’s caused by either a flaky/inoperable lock switch, misadjusted switch, a switch that’s not in the correct place (did you or someone else pull the switches out and reinstall them?)

Operate the switches with a ball, not your hand. You may find the problem and be able to sort it out that way.

#3577 2 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

It’s got to be the switches in the lock and the cellar. I was having the same problem with my lock replaced the switches and all is good again. As for the cellar never had a problem with mine but I’m sure it the switches.

Thanks for the reply! I just put a new switch in lock #3 position but I couldn’t find a switch with the right arm so I just bent it to fit best I could. Do you have a good source on the right switch for those thee locks? I’ll replace all 3 and see if that works.

I’ll replace the switch in the cellar to. Hopefully that solves it.

#3578 2 days ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

This issue comes up from time to time, and almost invariably, it’s caused by either a flaky/inoperable lock switch, misadjusted switch, a switch that’s not in the correct place (did you or someone else pull the switches out and reinstall them?)
Operate the switches with a ball, not your hand. You may find the problem and be able to sort it out that way.

I’ll try using the ball instead of my hand. Thanks for the idea!

#3579 2 days ago
Quoted from Jkaping:

Thanks for the reply! I just put a new switch in lock #3 position but I couldn’t find a switch with the right arm so I just bent it to fit best I could. Do you have a good source on the right switch for those thee locks? I’ll replace all 3 and see if that works.
I’ll replace the switch in the cellar to. Hopefully that solves it.

I just bought the mini switches and reused the arms as I couldn’t find the right ones as well.

#3580 2 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

I just bought the mini switches and reused the arms as I couldn’t find the right ones as well.

Problem solved on both. Was able to adjust switches correctly. So simple! Thanks!

#3581 7 hours ago

Getting a huge power loss, flippers barely flip, kickbacks very weak, this is a re-import could that be part, or bad fusing, or something going bad? Any help is appreciated.

#3582 6 hours ago

check the wiring at the transformer and the voltages coming out.

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