Just reassembling a WhiteWater is a headache in itself...
Top three mech headaches:
1. Shadow Mini PF, and ramp diverters
2. STTNG Canons, optos and diverters
3. BBH Buck: major pain to adjust, and always needs it
I don't find the TZ clock or the levitating ball im PM problematic at all.
My top general headache:
The ball guide on IMDN has taken more time from me than anything in pinball. It is permanently fixed now, but what a f'n headache.
Quoted from jmountjoy111:
I’ll be honest I knew it was going to be a PITA when I got it. I traded a cosmic carnival for it straight up with that being the only issue with the kiss le machine. I’ll get it lined out
If you managed to unload a Cosmic Carnival for a KISS LE you made a fantastic trade. KISS Prem/LE is a really fun game (once the head works right).
UPDATE: This type of Gottlieb Interlock Relay, if previously manhandled, is one of the worst assemblies to repair and adjust for proper operation.
I'd rather replace all the drop targets on a Jack in the Box or Hot Shot instead of accessing and working on one of these on, say a Jungle Queen.
EM stepper units... painful in many ways... for EMs that have been sitting around NOT being played for years, more often than not the steppers are all gummed up and must be taken apart, cleaned and reassembled... lots of moving parts, and usually in a place on the machine that's tough to access. I'm currently doing this to a Gottlieb EM where both steppers have been re-done. Same for WMS/Bally, etc... always a PITA.
Agreed some em steppers and relays can be very sensitive and time consuming to get it right. Another part I struggled with is the coin return portion on coin doors in later Williams/Bally but now have a good system to get screws in.
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