(Topic ID: 205343)

WOZ issue - ball gets lost when monkey captures Dorothy


By RJL

1 year ago



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  • 8 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by konghusker
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#1 1 year ago

Friends,

I have a strange situation with my WOZ that occurs when the monkey captures Dorothy and moves the ball behind the castle doors. Another ball should eject so I can attempt to release her. Instead the machine sits idle and then goes thru a ball hunt until the captured ball is released.

I ran a switch test and all the balls show green indicators where they should, i.e., the ball captured by the monkey, any locked balls and any in the trough show green in the switch test. I also ran a manual test where I put a ball in various positions to make sure the switch turned on and off properly. I have 5 balls installed and all appear to be accounted for during the game so I am not sure why it's getting confused. There are no other switch issues being reported. Everything else seems to be working. I noticed the problem when I installed software v6.5 (full install) and with 6.6 which I installed today.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thx,

Rich

#2 1 year ago

I had several issues with same thing. Two things to adjust. First, make sure monkey is going ALL the way up to activate the drop switch. A ball search will drop ball, but it should drop once Monkey hits switch. Second thing, make sure balls aren't magnetized. Mine were, and wouldn't drop from monkey no matter what until machine was nudged.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I had several issues with same thing. Two things to adjust. First, make sure monkey is going ALL the way up to activate the drop switch. A ball search will drop ball, but it should drop once Monkey hits switch. Second thing, make sure balls aren't magnetized. Mine were, and wouldn't drop from monkey no matter what until machine was nudged.

Thanks for the advice. I changed the balls with new ones and verified the monkey is dropping the ball. Still no change. The machine acts like the ball is lost when the monkey picks it up.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from RJL:

Thanks for the advice. I changed the balls with new ones and verified the monkey is dropping the ball. Still no change. The machine acts like the ball is lost when the monkey picks it up.

Then it has to be the switch not compressing fully when ball sits on it after dropping. Try adjusting that switch.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from konghusker:

Then it has to be the switch not compressing fully when ball sits on it after dropping. Try adjusting that switch.

+1, I had a similar issue and a simple switch adjustment for the single castle door switch fixed the issue.

Gord

#6 1 year ago

Good call on the switch. A small tweak and it was working fine. What thru me off was it looked like it was registering green in the switch test. It was an intermittent problem.

Thx!

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from RJL:

Good call on the switch. A small tweak and it was working fine. What thru me off was it looked like it was registering green in the switch test. It was an intermittent problem.
Thx!

I am guessing that you tested it with your finger in Switch Test. That doesn't accurately simulate where the ball rests when sitting behind the door.

Glad you got it working well!
--Ted

#8 1 year ago

Glad you got it figured out. Enjoy.

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