Many light sockets in the playfield can be replaced without too much hassle
and is definitely recommened over this method, but the ones in the backglass
or somewhere that is difficult to get tools in to, can be nearly
Here is a last resort solution; Access the back side of the socket and
locate the small brown 'bakelite' washer. Put 2 drops of gun oil on the
washer, within a few hours (possibly overnight) this washer will expand and
the socket should work again. If you cannot reach the backside of the
socket, just put 4 drops down the bulb socket. Allow plenty of time for
this washer to soak up the oil before condemning a bad socket. I hope this
tip works as well for you as it did for me.
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