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Lobster 401

The most common failures on this machine are either the détente or the compression flap.

MACHINE SEEMS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY BUT THE BALLS WON’T SHOOT OUT.

Symptom : The machine turns on, the air compression motor comes on and the carousel turns dropping balls into the canister. The compression flap snaps shut with a bang but no ball fires out.

The metal sleeve that the barrel attaches to needs to be replaced. It is called the detent. Inside that sleeve is a rubber diaphragm that wears out over time. Once it has a hole or a rip in it there will never be enough air pressure built up to actually throw the ball out. Email for replacement instructions.

Symptom: The machine turns on, the air compression motor comes on and the carousel turns dropping balls into the canister. After that nothing happens. The flap doesn’t shut and no balls shoot out.

The compression flap is stuck open. With the ball machine turned off try and pry the flap up a little bit with a small flathead screwdriver or your finger. If the flap is loose and can be manipulated freely than the problem should be resolved.

Most other problems will need some form of parts replacement and service. Email with specific problems.