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WHITEWATER CLUB= Lifejackets not required


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#5151 16 days ago

Bigfoot error update and input needed.

My friend found the leak from the capacitor on the small Bigfoot motor board and repaired it. He also ensured the traces were all repaired and had continuity. He sent it back to me today and when I installed it, the same error keeps happening.

1). I must disable Bigfoot in adjustments to start a game
2). In Bigfoot test mode the head only spins counter clockwise even when I press the opposite direction.
3). Optos work fine and register in test mode.

I’m at a loss. I’ve read the threads on here about the error and don’t know where to turn to next. Thoughts?

#5152 16 days ago
Quoted from Johncare07:

Bigfoot error update and input needed.
My friend found the leak from the capacitor on the small Bigfoot motor board and repaired it. He also ensured the traces were all repaired and had continuity. He sent it back to me today and when I installed it, the same error keeps happening.
1). I must disable Bigfoot in adjustments to start a game
2). In Bigfoot test mode the head only spins counter clockwise even when I press the opposite direction.
3). Optos work fine and register in test mode.
I’m at a loss. I’ve read the threads on here about the error and don’t know where to turn to next. Thoughts?

Are there any ICs on the board? Maybe they went bad. You can try replacing them if there are.
Or consider buying a new board to avoid the headache.

#5153 16 days ago
Quoted from Johncare07:

Bigfoot error update and input needed.
My friend found the leak from the capacitor on the small Bigfoot motor board and repaired it. He also ensured the traces were all repaired and had continuity. He sent it back to me today and when I installed it, the same error keeps happening.
1). I must disable Bigfoot in adjustments to start a game
2). In Bigfoot test mode the head only spins counter clockwise even when I press the opposite direction.
3). Optos work fine and register in test mode.
I’m at a loss. I’ve read the threads on here about the error and don’t know where to turn to next. Thoughts?

If all the optos reg fine, motor looks ok, I would just try swapping in a new board. Marco sells them for 69

#5154 15 days ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

If all the optos reg fine, motor looks ok, I would just try swapping in a new board. Marco sells them for 69

thanks. I ordered a new board today.

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#5155 14 days ago

Back in the raft!!!!

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#5156 11 days ago
Quoted from Johncare07:

Bigfoot error update and input needed.
My friend found the leak from the capacitor on the small Bigfoot motor board and repaired it. He also ensured the traces were all repaired and had continuity. He sent it back to me today and when I installed it, the same error keeps happening.
1). I must disable Bigfoot in adjustments to start a game
2). In Bigfoot test mode the head only spins counter clockwise even when I press the opposite direction.
3). Optos work fine and register in test mode.
I’m at a loss. I’ve read the threads on here about the error and don’t know where to turn to next. Thoughts?

Thrilled to report the replacement board came today and Bigfoot is back in action.

#5157 11 days ago
Quoted from Johncare07:

Thrilled to report the replacement board came today and Bigfoot is back in action.

Nice!! happy that worked out for ya.

#5158 8 days ago

My wh20 has the a wrinkle in to foil topper which seems kinda common, how do ppl address this? I was thinking about a heat gun and going slow?

#5159 8 days ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

My wh20 has the a wrinkle in to foil topper which seems kinda common, how do ppl address this? I was thinking about a heat gun and going slow?

Risk and reward...

#5160 8 days ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

My wh20 has the a wrinkle in to foil topper which seems kinda common, how do ppl address this? I was thinking about a heat gun and going slow?

I think most people just live with it. You could easily make the situation worse, and there are no replacements to be had.

Fortunately, my topper is in really good shape, so I have not needed to do anything to it.

If you go ahead with the heat gun, please let us know your results.

#5161 8 days ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

My wh20 has the a wrinkle in to foil topper which seems kinda common, how do ppl address this? I was thinking about a heat gun and going slow?

Bubble or wrinkle? If it's a wrinkle, I don't think there's much you can do, unless it's minor.

If it's a bubble, take a razor and cut a small slit in the foil going parallel to the grain. Heat with a heat gun/hair dryer and smooth out. Without the slit, the air has nowhere to go.

#5162 8 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Bubble or wrinkle? If it's a wrinkle, I don't think there's much you can do, unless it's minor.
If it's a bubble, take a razor and cut a small slit in the foil going parallel to the grain. Heat with a heat gun/hair dryer and smooth out. Without the slit, the air has nowhere to go.

This is what I'm dealing with

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#5163 7 days ago

Anyone put spotlights in their game? I'm looking at putting some more in and looking for good locations. Right now I just have two on the right sling. I may be able to put two on the left sling if I slightly move the Insanity falls ramp. Feel like I remember seeing some spotlights on the boulders or on the Insanity falls cliff.

#5164 7 days ago

What brightness leds are you using?

#5165 6 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

What brightness leds are you using?

Opmax sunlight from comet. I have them in all of my GI and my two current spotlights.

#5166 6 days ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

Anyone put spotlights in their game? I'm looking at putting some more in and looking for good locations. Right now I just have two on the right sling. I may be able to put two on the left sling if I slightly move the Insanity falls ramp. Feel like I remember seeing some spotlights on the boulders or on the Insanity falls cliff.

I've got a pair on the right sling, and a pair at insanity falls.

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#5167 6 days ago
Quoted from EStroh:

I've got a pair on the right sling, and a pair at insanity falls.
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Exactly what I was looking for, thank you! Time to brighten up the mid-field

#5168 6 days ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

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You could also very carefully try to smooth it down with a credit card, I did this to mine with good success. You will still end up with a crease, but it won't be as bubbly at least.

#5169 6 days ago
Quoted from EStroh:

I've got a pair on the right sling, and a pair at insanity falls

Love the apron cards , can you share?

#5170 6 days ago
Quoted from EStroh:

I've got a pair on the right sling, and a pair at insanity falls.
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Just did the install. Love all this extra light!

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#5171 6 days ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

Just did the install. Love all this extra light![quoted image]

I see you went with the mirror blades as well. I tend to prefer them (slightly) over the art blades. They help add some depth and "dazzle" to the playfiled. In a lineup, they help tie all the machines together IMO.

#5172 6 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Love the apron cards , can you share?

They were one of the few things that came with my pin that I didn't change. I have custom cards on all of my pins, some that I have made, some from other sources like here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/custom-apron-cards-printable-versions-only#post-5153032
or here
http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/instruction/index.htm

#5173 4 days ago

I agree with Bryan_Kelly... I'd take a very sharp razor knife, cut a slot parallel with the grain and gently massage the air bubble flat.

#5174 4 days ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

I agree with Bryan_Kelly... I'd take a very sharp razor knife, cut a slot parallel with the grain and gently massage the air bubble flat.

Yeah I think this is the route I'm going to go, new blade and 45 degree angle to get a little over lap

#5175 3 days ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

Yeah I think this is the route I'm going to go, new blade and 45 degree angle to get a little over lap

I'm in the same boat, let us know how it goes

#5176 3 days ago

I just realized mine was like that too

#5177 2 days ago
Quoted from EStroh:

I've got a pair on the right sling, and a pair at insanity falls.
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Left and right sling. Love the extra light.

#5178 2 days ago
Quoted from Crash:

I removed the two controversial posts in the boulder garden area. Now I see why I was always getting the "right jet arena" switch error as the left post had its own single post rubber and the right one formed a triangle, which were both incorrect. I would like to have that area of the playfield configured in the way Dennis Nordman originally envisioned it. I don't anticipate any issues with right outline drains as I have the right outlane post adjusted all the way inward. Doing this after going through the bumper mechs with the added bonus of bouncy Titan rings should really improve the action in that area. Can't wait to see how that works out.

New Whitewater owner here, so help me out please (referencing previous post-same issue I think). The machine is generally in great shape, but as I was taking it apart to put on new rings I was confused with the area called "jet arena" just off Boulder Garden. The post and ring arrangement doesn't match the owners manual nor the operators manual (which actually don't match each other either). It seems like the ball should be allowed to pass thru from boulder garden to jet arena. I'm guessing they should have post rings rather then a ring stretched across the opening between the 2 pop bumpers. Maybe the previous owners modified this area? Please help. Thanks.

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#5179 2 days ago
Quoted from DocFinlay:

New Whitewater owner here, so help me out please (referencing previous post-same issue I think). The machine is generally in great shape, but as I was taking it apart to put on new rings I was confused with the area called "jet arena" just off Boulder Garden. The post and ring arrangement doesn't match the owners manual nor the operators manual (which actually don't match each other either). It seems like the ball should be allowed to pass thru from boulder garden to jet arena. I'm guessing they should have post rings rather then a ring stretched across the opening between the 2 pop bumpers. Maybe the previous owners modified this area? Please help. Thanks.[quoted image][quoted image]

It can be done either way. The way you show it simply prevents right side drains. I prefer the single post rings.

#5180 2 days ago

Thanks Bryan. A lot more digging and I found this discussion also:

Quoted from Jam_Burglar:

It's common to see variations in this area. I don't like that the manual's setting blocks off that whole area. So I left the star post and put a small post-rubber around it. I either did the right rubber like a triangle, or put another post-rubber around the upper star post.

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I'm definitely changing to single post ring.

#5181 2 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

It can be done either way. The way you show it simply prevents right side drains. I prefer the single post rings.

You can also remove the post right next to the center pop entirely. It allows for much more action in the pops, and in my game it was actually installed so close that the pop was getting stuck against the rubber and wouldn't reset very quickly as a result.

#5182 1 day ago

Hi all!

I was replacing my sling plastics today and I noticed the right side plastic sling I got from Marcos is not the same as what was originally in my WW. It's missing the "rounded" part at the top (circled in red). I thought it got damaged during shipping, but the stickers that I peeled off were cut perfectly. Anyone know where I can buy one that is shaped like the original?

Thx!
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#5183 1 day ago
Quoted from mystman12:

You can also remove the post right next to the center pop entirely. It allows for much more action in the pops, and in my game it was actually installed so close that the pop was getting stuck against the rubber and wouldn't reset very quickly as a result.

I removed the posts when I re-did mine, love it! way more action in the pops and so far I havent noticed much of an increase in right side drains.

#5184 1 day ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Hi all!
I was replacing my sling plastics today and I noticed the right side plastic sling I got from Marcos is not the same as what was originally in my WW. It's missing the "rounded" part at the top (circled in red). I thought it got damaged during shipping, but the stickers that I peeled off were cut perfectly. Anyone know where I can buy one that is shaped like the original?
Thx!
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I think there were variations even in the originals. I want to say the SP playfield had one type and LS had another but don't quote me on that.

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