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  • Spider snafu

    OK guys, here's another puzzler:

    Spider decides not to lock about once every 4 games. The times I've seen it, it seems that the spider stayed ahead of the turret (9 pin wires in receiving position, spoon ahead of the wires, so the 9 drops into the 8 bucket, and presto, deck jam)

    Here's what I've looked at and dismissed so far:

    Stuffed the 5 pin in the chute 7 ways to sunday, can't make the pin hold the pin release lever back (skirt on chute is trimmed off).

    All spider bolts are clearing anything that could interfere.

    Spider pivots smoothly, no binds that I can find.

    Sppons clear the bottoms of all turret wires.

    Flat spot on the 5 pin deck pad is in the right place (I've seen a backwards deck pad hang the 5 up and cause the spider to not lock)

    It's gotta be something stupid ... I've looked at everything else:


  • #2
    Re: Spider snafu

    i'm sure you've thought of this already but i'll throw it at you anyways. have you checked the "cam" surface on the pin release lever? i have found on numerous levers a groove worn into it caused by the follower bearing on the turret ring. you've checked everything else i would have. if that doesn't do it...pull it.

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    • #3
      Re: Spider snafu

      After the turret goes to index and the blocking finger starts to come down,does it contact the interlock probe casusing the spider to not lock up?
      I have had it happen on me.
      Just a thought.
      I watch my turrets index from the side of the machines,(10 pin side)view it between the machines,this way i can see the torsion trip arm clearances better,if a finger is too close to the interlock probe after delivering 10 pins,too much slop in the clutch plate etc.I get a better view while they run.
      Like i said....just thoughts.
      Use what you have to,to get it through the shift then fix it right.Do it right and live through the night...Safety first!


      • #4
        Re: Spider snafu

        Did you shorten the deck lowering link on this paticular mch, after installing the overlays? Check the "at rest" height of the deck, and repost.


        • #5
          Re: Spider snafu


          Thanx ... when adjusting that set of 4, had a chaser measuring below (my B helped on the other 12), while I worked on link from up top. Rest position 1/4" high, and sure enough, deck 1/4" too high setting pins at 270.

          After the weekend's over, I'll re-post as to whether she's back on her good behavior or not:

          Ran a whole league tonight w/o f/u ... that's a moral victory at least [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]



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