Quoted from ghostbc:
Thank you all very much. I know about the leg levelers being all the way down in back on this game but during multiball they still get stuck. I just read in another thread that said to try and unwrap the shooter coil 50-60 windings to make it stronger. Hope this works.
It's unlikely to solve the problem (I have the Rev B, long, stainless wireform that places the ball in the upper PF). I put a stronger coil in mine and it works better, but still not a total solution. I've greatly reduced this problem on mine to the point where it rarely effects gameplay. I did the following:
- Implemented Service Bulletin #64 that lowers the wireform by 1" IIRC. Unfortunately, Stern just reorganized their website and this bulletin seems to have be dropped. Use to be @ http://www.sternpinball.com/downloads/sb64.pdf.
- Moved the shooter lane switch closer to where the ball rests. This enables the plunger to strike the ball at the optimum distance. If it fires too soon, the ball won't get a good hit.
- Installed a stronger coil. To be honest, the previous 2 were more effective, but the stronger coil doesn't hurt.
Seems like the software is partly responsible for the inconsistency. Sometimes the ball flies across the wireform, sometimes not. Clearly a half-baked design, since they came out with 3 different wireforms!
Oh well, still a great game…despite it's quirks.