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Gottlieb Volcano pinball pop bumper problem

PinballDude369

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The lower left side playfield pop bumper on my Gottlieb Volcano keeps acting up on me. For a while it will do like it's supposed to and then later on it doesn't do anything when the ball hits it. I've cleaned the contacts underneath it, but the problem keeps coming back. Any idea what is wrong with it? Thanks!

Rob
 

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Intermittent Pop Bumper

Sometimes as the pop bumpers age the plastic rod that pushes the switch starts to become flexible. This makes adjusting the contacts even harder. The softer rod can't move the the switch blades as far as it did when it was new. If your pop bumper fires every time you depress the switch or jumper it... try adjusting the blades for a shorter travel.
 

PinballDude369

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Thank you!

Sometimes as the pop bumpers age the plastic rod that pushes the switch starts to become flexible. This makes adjusting the contacts even harder. The softer rod can't move the the switch blades as far as it did when it was new. If your pop bumper fires every time you depress the switch or jumper it... try adjusting the blades for a shorter travel.
I will try this! let's hope that's all that is wrong with it. I'll let you know if this fixes the problem.
 

PinballDude369

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I think it's fixed!

I tried your suggestion to shorten the travel between the blades of the switch and that seems to have fixed it. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll let you know if this fails later.


Sometimes as the pop bumpers age the plastic rod that pushes the switch starts to become flexible. This makes adjusting the contacts even harder. The softer rod can't move the the switch blades as far as it did when it was new. If your pop bumper fires every time you depress the switch or jumper it... try adjusting the blades for a shorter travel.
 
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