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Broken Valley Coin Op Pool Table

Broken Valley Coin Op Pool Table

I bought a used Valley coin operated pool table and I am having a problem.

All of the balls return to where the cue ball is supposed to return rather than going back behind the plexiglass awaiting some more quarters to be inserted.

The guy gave me an old set of balls with it, probably not the ones originally with the table but I did notice that the cue ball is slightly larger.

What could the problem be? I am a complete novice and this is my first pool table Thanks very Much!

Broken Valley Coin Op Pool Table

Replies & Comments

  1. jaywhyMitch Alsup on 12/19/2012 9:37:38 PM

    The valley tables use a weight device to determine which end of the table the blls return to. That weight device is problably all gummed up. So, get in there and clean it (and the ball return rails).

    Some table use a magnet to cue the direction of the ball return.

    In any event, its time to crawl up inside and debug the return mechanism.

  2. jaywhyjaywhy on 12/19/2012 9:44:31 PM

    How do I get to it? I assume your going to tell me I have to take the whole top off lol

  3. jaywhyZeke on 12/20/2012 8:15:25 AM

    Not at all. Once you open the return ball "door," much of the mechanics are revealed. Given it's a Valley (one of the largest coin operated makers on the planet) an exploded view of the mechanism should be on some website?

    You might even find a detailed explanation of how to service the unit.

    These things get "serviced" on a regular basis and pulling the rails would not be a requirement IMO to repair the coin register or the mechanism that makes it work...

  4. jaywhyjaywhy on 12/20/2012 3:44:00 PM

    now i need a key to get in there lol

  5. jaywhyZeke on 12/20/2012 4:23:02 PM

    If you bought it without the key, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that may of interest ;-)

  6. jaywhyjaywhy on 12/20/2012 6:18:15 PM

    Got through the locks and there was a dented ping pong ball in there blocking everything. Hold onto that bridge brother, maybe someday when property values go back up you can sell it to someone else!

  7. jaywhyZeke on 12/21/2012 7:53:27 AM

    Good detective work. Ping pong balls are devious little suckers aren't they ;-)

  8. jaywhyjaywhy on 12/21/2012 10:51:50 PM

    My 3 year old decided to throw it back in 5 min after I got it out lol. Luckily it wasn't difficult to get it back out this time.

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Broken Valley Coin Op Pool Table

  • Title: Broken Valley Coin Op Pool Table
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  • Published: 12/19/2012 6:39:21 PM