If your air hockey pucks won’t float, but your fan is working, it may not be the table. Before you start repairs, here’s the first thing you should try:
Buy a new puck.
It turns out old banged up pucks don’t float. Sometimes the pucks that come with an air hockey table will stop working after a short period of time. They’re kind of like the starter ink in a printer – they’re not meant for long term use.
Check out the video above. Old vs. New.
TipBusters discovered this after Googling the problem and trying all the recommended solutions, such as:
1. Vacuuming the table
2. Poking a needle in each hole
3. Taking the table apart and examining the basic fan and motor (yup it’s a fan, and yup, it’s blowing)
4. Oiling/polishing the table
5. Sanding the edges of the pucks
6. Cursing the table, and giving it away at a garage sale with a sign on it: Free (doesn’t work)
Okay, we didn’t do #6. We happened to stroll past pucks in the store one day, and thought, why not. Then we tested it on a couple air hockey tables that were written off. Problem solved.
Let us know if it worked for you!