I just bought my first pinball two week ago, a Space Station (Williams, System 11), and encountered my first malfunction. Because I'm a totally unexperienced, I hope you can help me.
A few days ago I noticed that the left flipper sometimes got stuck in it's activated position. An inspection under the table showed that the EOS switch gave of big sparks when the flipper was activated. On closer inspection I saw that the capacitor leg was broken off and that the EOS switch was covered in a white deposition (see photo's). The flipper plunger can be moved easily in the coil manually and the flipper action is still strong when controlled electrically.
My question: do I only need to change the capacitor, or does the EOS switch also need to be changed or are we looking at a total flipper revision? Can I measure something to help answer this question (for instance whether the coil/plunger has been damaged)? Because I don't have any experience, I hope to limit the repairs needed for now...
Thank you for any advise.
Luiz "the pinball n00b"