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  • a2 not setting pins randomly and blacking out

    I have a lane that about 3 days ago started blacking out when it would lower to set pins the deck wont shift and it causes the the lane to blackout. It does it completely randomly and is hard to catch while watching. Thanks for any help

  • #2
    check the deck for a broken spotting finger bold or a bind in the deck if you try and shift it at 270
    If its still broken, guess it wasnt in the parts budget.



    • #3
      Definitely check the bolts for the deck chutes and spotting fingers. Also watch the deck to see if it jumps forward when the clutch engages. If the clutch is out of adjustment, the deck will jump forward, if pins are in the deck they can stick in the chutes causing a blackout.
      let me be myself


      • #4
        You say it is blacking out. Is the deck jam switch actually opening like the deck has a jam? Look under the 4:1.
        My lane 7 used to turn off randomly while spotting pins. I discovered a short to ground caused by bad wiring to the frame counter in the front end control box.


        • #5
          Is it possibly double-dumping pins, i.e. dropping ten pins from the turret when the deck chutes already have pins in them? If so, check the moving deck-scissor selector on the left side of the detector. There is a small spirol pin that secures part of that selector to the detector D shaft. If that pin has broken, it'll allow the part of the selector to move a little on the shaft and can cause the moving deck to not shift when it's supposed to.
          It is wiser to find out than suppose.--Mark Twain


          • #6
            Yes the deck jam switch is activated and no not double dumping pins. I have a person looking now for bolts that are out of place or binding up the deck. Thanks for the replies I will update when found.


            • #7
              A bolt on 1 chute may have come loose and is blocking moving deck.
              Always remember rule #3,(Don't forget rule #1).Rule #1,see rule #3......


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