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Williams Pat Hand - GI Lights Breaking - OUCH!


By SilverBallKid

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Good afternoon EM Lovers,

So my Pat Hand is almost completely fixed. It was a mess when I got it and I have learned a ton by taking it on. I have two issues left and I will post topics for each.

In this case, I am finding that the GI light bulbs that sit inside the lower rubber that runs along the bottom of the pops on the left side are constantly breaking now that the game works correctly. I can't seem to play for more than 20-30 minutes without the ball getting into that area and crushing one of the lights. I really don't want this to continue as the playfield is in really nice shape and I don't want broken glass damaging it.

Is there a way to stop this? Is a part missing? Should I switch to different lamp sockets? I'm all ears.

Cheers!

Tim In Motown

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#2 3 years ago

Don't play until this fixed and ALL the glass is cleaned up. The playfield is very expensive if even available and very difficult to replace.

IIRC there should be plastic tubes over those bulbs.

#3 3 years ago

Put another rubber ring below the one in the groove on the posts. If you can stretch a ring one size smaller onto the posts the face will not protrude too much forward of the main ring and not cause the ball to jump when hit.

#4 3 years ago

Same thing has happened on my pat hand. I'll be adding an extra rubber.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from HowardR:

...IIRC there should be plastic tubes over those bulbs.

My (2P ver. Satin Doll) has 2 light shields below the pops - should there be 2 more to the left of the pops?

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