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T3000 Coin Op too hard for kids to push

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T3000 Coin Op too hard for kids to push
« on: June 05, 2021, 03:02:23 PM »
A few years ago I bought a brand new T3000 that hasn't seen much play because the Coin Op is too hard for my kids to push so they often only play once and then leave once the balls are locked up.  Even for me it's somewhat difficult.

I bought a free-play kit from foosball.com and that works fine for the kids but reaching in to grab the balls off the rails is just not as cool as using the Coin Op.  Does anyone have any advice about how to adjust the Coin Op mechanism to make it operate smoother?  I've searched around and this doesn't seem to be an issue for most people so I wonder if maybe I just got a defective Coin Op mechanism.

Re: T3000 Coin Op too hard for kids to push
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 08:44:47 PM »
Grease the channel that pushes the ball trap, all your friction should be in that channel.

Re: T3000 Coin Op too hard for kids to push
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 02:47:27 PM »
I would first try carefully spraying different areas of the mechanism with some silicon spray. That might give you a clue as to whether the problem is the coin slot, the control arm or the bar that lifts to release the balls.