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AFM-R: New Owner - Playfield and UFO Drop Target Question

By Say10Sun

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I bought an AFM-R SE a little over a month ago. Quarantine made me do it.

This is my first machine so I apologize if I do not use the exact correct terms.

Firstly, I want to say this is not like a complainer type post. Everything works 100% and I play it almost every day. But I do a few questions about the fitment of my machine.

My playfield does not sit flush inside the cabinet. It's just kind of annoying to level the game because I have to remove the glass, re-install the lock bar, then place a level on the playfield. Otherwise the ball has a tendency to head towards the left out lane.

The center UFO drop target bank rubs on the right side bracket underneath the playfield. It sits slightly crooked, and when the drop target retracts occasionally it will sit just barely above the playfield. Which can cause the ball to hang up here if I make a bad or weak shot; but a tiny nudge to the cabinet and it'll return.

I come from a mechanical engineering background and work predominantly with machined parts. I know Pinball is NOT machined parts. But my brain can't help to noodle on these two things.

So, my question is, am I being overly critical??

Is this just part of buying a brand new Pinball, or are there some adjustments I should do?

Thanks in advance for any input.

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#2 1 year ago

Have you ever lifted the playfield up? It looks like it just might have slid in a bit crooked the last time it was put in. You should totally be able to loosen and realign the stand up target as well, it also looks just slightly off.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from donjagra:

Have you ever lifted the playfield up? It looks like it just might have slid in a bit crooked the last time it was put in. You should totally be able to loosen and realign the stand up target as well, it also looks just slightly off.

Yeah I've lifted the play field a few times. I put Powerblazes in it. It always seems to go back like shown in the pic.

I know this is like a super n00b question; but I just want to be sure before I start taking things apart bc it works now.

I haven't tried to adjust the drop target yet. I guess I have a quick project for the weekend.

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