I've had my new WOZ for a few weeks now. Everything seemed fine until just recently - now when I lock 3 balls to start Emerald City Multiball, about half the time the arm won't raise. The lock arm doesn't seem to be rubbing against anything and it raises OK in the test menu.
I keep trying to diagnose it further but the problem has a mind of its own. I could be in the middle of a game, ECM won't start, the machine goes into search mode and the arm still won't raise, so I release the lockbar to get ready to remove the glass and inspect further. Then all three balls get released and I'm trying to play multiball while using my gut to keep the glass from sliding out. (Maybe it's a special game mode.)
Or I restart a game and the lock arm still won't raise so the game can't start. So I remove the lockbar and glass to try inspect further, and as soon as I begin to pull out the playfield the freaking arm raises as if to say "Oh no you don't! You're not going to see what's going on in here!"
My best guess is that the coil is overheating, but I'm not sure so I don't know if replacing it is the right solution. I tried lowering the time interval the arm raises from 250 to 235 milliseconds, but it didn't make a bit of difference. It's also using the newest software version (6.61).