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    Everynow and then we have a ball return that doesn't respond to the pinsetter and does not go on. This is the ball return up front.
    We are thinking about installing a switch that would cause the ball return to operate regardless of the status of the pinsetter. That way when one does not respond to the pinsetter, we can just go flip the switch on.
    Where would such a switch be wired in on the ball return? The ball returns we have say Brunswick 2000 on them. Thanks for reading.

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    Re: ball return "forced" run

    Howard. You have 2 relays in your control box up front. One for each pinsetter. Is 1 pinsetter coming on correctly? If 1 is ok and the other one isn't then check this relay, and also check to make sure its getting 24 volts from the pinsetter. There is on cable at the bottom of the electrical box that looks like lamp cord, thats your 24 volts to the ball lift up front. Is it plugged in?


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      Re: ball return "forced" run

      To install a maintenance switch you will have to remove the double pole singe throw on/off switch and replace it with a double pole double throw switch....the power lines will go to the middle legs of switch and the wires to the relays go to one side.The other side you will have to add wires and they will go to(splice in)the relay output wires.

      E-mail me if this doesn't make sence.You will still need to fix the problem...the switches are nice to have we have them on all our lanes,but they should only be used for maintenance and emergency situations



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        Re: ball return "forced" run

        Sounds to me like you've got a bad wire somewhere. Locate it and replace it.


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