What is this switch?

Sam C

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Hi all.

Recently acquired a 1975 Bow & Arrow which is around 95% working. I am just having trouble with this switch that controls the collect bonus kicker. 9/10 times the ball goes in and it doesn't register. I've tried cleaning it with a business card on the contacts, done a bit of bending, re-soldered the connectors on the switch but it is still flaky. I'd like to get a replacement, but I can't find the part number in the manual or even see where to order it from, I'd have thought @pinballmania would have one, or might know what switch this is! Many thanks for any advice.

 

pinballmania

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I don’t have this switch. But it’s a high voltage contact so cleaning it with a business card isn’t going to do anything. You need to remove the oxidation with a contact file or emery paper.
 
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Sam C

Sam C

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I don’t have this switch. But it’s a high voltage contact so cleaning it with a business card isn’t going to do anything. You need to remove the oxidation with a contact file or emery paper.
Thanks for the advice Andy, I'll give that a go!
 

DRD

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Looks like it might need straightening to realign it. I use a dremel to clean hv switches like this