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  • Sweep riding over pins

    Hi all and just wondering if anyone has found a good way to cut down on instances of the sweep riding over the pins and kicking them out onto the lane when returning to the home position.We dont have it happening all the time but enough to be a pain in the butt.

  • #2
    A poorly adjusted sweep can have this issue. check your sweep adjustments per the service manual. My guess is its too high
    Giving bowlers less to complain about, one lane at a time


    • #3
      Check to make sure the urethane boots are mounted on the sweeps. No boots and the sweep will just go up and over the pins.


      • #4
        Also make sure the flat gutters are not broken off on the sides. This can cause two pins to get wedged in there and one get kicked out by the sweep.

        I like to set my sweeps as low as possible at guard without touching the gutters, this can vary slightly from lane to lane but with ours lower is better. Then using the cup gauge laying flat I set the middle of the deck height which would be 5/16", this gives me clearance from the pindeck and a little room for when things wear a little on the links. Been setting them this way for years and it works just fine. The only issues I have with deadwood really are the machines that still have the fast sweeps, get 3 or 4 pins in the gutter and one can get tossed out front.


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