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WOZ RR Locating Balls In Single Castle Door

By Fia316

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago

Good Morning All

I am new to the forums and i am a proud owner of a WOZ Ruby Red Pinball! just recently i am finding a ball is getting stuck in the single door castle playfield i believe after dorothy gets captured so when trying to start a game it says locating balls, i have to slide down the glass to remove the ball, the single castle door is flipping back and forth slightly but not enough to release it, its not happening all the time and does work in game.

is there anything i should check or do on this, picture attached

thanks All

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#2 3 months ago

There are small screws that hold the door on...there is a small amount of adjustment there, so make sure the screws are both there and tight. Also look to see if you are binding up on the wire rail just outside that door....sometimes the hinge side of the door hits that rail and you end up having to put a very slight outward bend in that rail to keep that from happening.

I am basing this on you saying that it works during game play...which would indicate the switches are fine. One other thing to look at...make sure one of your balls is not magnetized and sticking to the door post. This happens a lot with some brand of balls, especially in games full of magnets like WOZ.

#3 3 months ago

I don't own a Woz but I'd venture to say there's a optic switch behind that door that may not be seeing the ball so it keeps saying it is trying to locate ball. That may need to be cleaned or cleaned and adjusted.

#4 3 months ago

Welcome and congratulations on owning a fantastic game. There are two tests I would suggest you run (if you don't know how to get into the test menu see page B-2 of the owner's manual), first with the ball behind the door go into switch tests and make sure that switch (it's a mechanical switch, not an opto) is registering when the ball is locked. If it's not then you'll probably need to bend the arm a little and make sure it's not mis-aligned or binding on the playfield. If that's working properly go into the coil test and run the test on 57 which is the single door motor. If it's loose on the post or it's binding on something you'll probably have to remove the castle mini playfield to adjust / tighten it, this looks daunting but it's not that bad if you follow the process in the manual.

#5 3 months ago

Most likely the ball is not activating the switch behind the door. The machine does not realize there is a ball there. Like mentioned before, you need to go into your switch tests and see if the switch is being activated when a ball is behind the door. It is a simple adjustment to the switch. I will also note that I had to install some foam on mine in order to ensure the ball always sits in the correct spot (i.e. activating the switch).

#6 3 months ago

Thank you all for your responses i am so greatful, i will give it a go and let you know how i get on.

#7 3 months ago

Good Morning All

so i performed a coil switch 57 test and it showed the door opening and closing without issues, ive had 5 games on it since without issues so i will keep an eye on it to see if it happens again!

i will report back if it happens again this week but want to thank everyone for there help.


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