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Discussion in 'Pinball Tech Support' started by Golden Graham, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Golden Graham

    Golden Graham Active Member

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    Hey guys.
    Just wondered if there was a solution to a minor issue I have with my AFMrLE.
    After 10 games or so, my SOL coil will no longer eject the ball to my left flipper, instead it will shoot SDTM or “trickle” to the right flipper. It does this at least have the time but only after continual play.
    As far as I know, I have never had an issue with any pins before, nor have I overloaded the outlet the machine is on.
    It happens when it is the only game turned on in the house.

    What might a solution be?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. atariaction

    atariaction Well-Known Member

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    Maybe check the screws on the mech and that they have not come loose and changed the proper alignment.
     
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  3. Golden Graham

    Golden Graham Active Member

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    Screws are fine (installed my Cliffy).
    Like I say, game works fine until 10 games in. Then begins the shitty ejects. If I leave and play another game, wait a while, it goes back to normal. It’s almost like it gets tired or something??
     
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  4. atariaction

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    It almost sounds like your coil is heating up with use and expanding a little and causing the plunger to not run smoothly through the coil sleeve which would be odd on a newer machine. You could remove the coil and see if the coil sleeve is still moving in and out of the coil nice and easily without resistance. If there is a lot of resistance or you have a hard time removing the coil sleeve than your coil is starting to go bad.
     
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  5. DRANO

    DRANO Well-Known Member

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    reminds me of 'softening' flipper coil issues that used to exist on games like LOTR.

    You can always try swapping a coil to test
     
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