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    I have 2 machines in my center which give me an identical problem...turret dumps....#3 pin somehow misses chute...ends up in the halo ring causing a 180 stop or in the moving deck for a blackout. We've been chasing this problem for a solid year and have tried virtually every known adjustment. Somebody please tell me this is an easy fix...ANY help is severely appreciated.
    "cursing at a pinsetter near you..."

  • #2
    Re: turret woes

    Hey there Toolz:
    See if your turret wires that hold the 3-pin is centered correctly. Also look for a loose or damaged spoon. Keep your turrets clean. Any dirty parts cause your pinsetter to act funny. Clean the wires, belts, 5-pin chute, etc...! I'm only a pinchaser so I hope this helps you! =)

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    • #3
      Re: turret woes

      If you use the multi chutes, it's possible to put it on "a little" wrong ... check the lip angle to be sure the chute's on right, although that usually causes pins on the deck, not jams.

      Another possibility is that the turret wires on the 3 pin are too tight, making it hesitate when it drops, making the pin neck jam in the halo, ass-u-ming the halo itself is adjusted right.

      Kevin

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      • #4
        Re: turret woes

        I agree with all of the above and would also suggest that you change both inner and outer turret wire .I've seen worn ,slightly bent inner wires cause the pin to miss the mouth of the bucket and land on the lip and get jammed in the turret.Also make sure your turret is level while your at it.Good luck.

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        • #5
          Re: turret woes

          Ive had the exact same problem and ive sat and watched it.I was using a hot shot bucket from Quality the rippled ones,and the pin was actually sticking to the chute and staying in the bucket when deck set up pins.Until I actually change the bucket to a smooth type the Only way i can get it to stop is to baby Powder the chute up good and it dont stick any more.But this is temporary fix.I already changed both wires and spoon is centered ect and it drops right to deck.Good luck..what kind of chute are you using there?

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          • #6
            Re: turret woes

            I'm using the black universal mount urethane deck chutes from Quality...The chute is brand new(thats the first thing I did) but that isn't what is causing the problem. When the spoons snap around, the pin is hesitating before its freefall and hitting the outer front rim of the chute. No amount of pin wire replacement or adjustment has helped. Turret height/level adjustment has no effect in either direction...guess I'll just take a little C-4 explosive AND...............(don't I wish sometimes)
            "cursing at a pinsetter near you..."

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            • #7
              Re: turret woes

              Check your spoon to see if it somehow got bent.Check to see that the turret ring for spider rotates FREELY no binds.Check the turret stop itself,the bolt that mounts the stop may be out slightly(its attached to the ring).,and just in case...check the cam follower bearing that mounts to the ring.,under the 5 pin release lever.Have seen any of these cause strange problems at my place.

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              • #8
                Re: turret woes

                Dead on David nailed this one.
                Change the wires.
                Assuming you are using a good chute, they only spell, with a V or a M.
                rfm

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