(Topic ID: 220826)

Best way to juice spinners?


By mrossman5

9 months ago



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  • Latest reply 9 months ago by northerndude
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    #1 9 months ago

    What’s the best way/product to juice sticky spinners?

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    #2 9 months ago

    First make sure that the arms are square and the spinner sits at rest right.

    Then add this.

    La-Co 4 ounce Zoom spout oiler 79704G amazon.com link »

    Tiny bit on both arms at where they pass through the bracket and a bit on where the arm that goes through the playfield attaches. Dab with a cloth afterwards.

    Now you’ll be rippin! Also this stuff lasts FOREVER. seriously thousands of plays later and they still rip.

    #3 9 months ago

    I sand the arms so they're nice and clean, make everything square, and then put some teflon gel lube on them. Even just the lube got the spinner on one of my games from 5 spins to 30

    #4 9 months ago

    Silicone dry lube would work good

    #5 9 months ago

    Polish the spinner arms with Flitz. After alignment and proper balance at rest, one drop of Super Lube on each bracket pivot point.

    #6 9 months ago

    Thanks guys!

    #7 9 months ago

    is there a proper height from the playfield that the bottom of the spinner should sit? I have one on my high speed that tends to stop the ball dead 50% of the time so I know its not level or is not the proper height.

    Thanks
    Blake

    #8 9 months ago
    Quoted from Blake:

    is there a proper height from the playfield that the bottom of the spinner should sit? I have one on my high speed that tends to stop the ball dead 50% of the time so I know its not level or is not the proper height.
    Thanks
    Blake

    You want the face of the spinner straight up and down or at worse slightly tilted forward. If tilted back, that can cause hang ups. If the bottom of the spinner is tilted forward more than the top, that’s bad news bears.

    #9 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    La-Co 4 ounce Zoom spout oiler 79704G

    I bought some of this product recently and WOW.... makes those spinners fly.

    #10 9 months ago

    Saw another Pinsider recommend this one in a different thread, I tried it and YEP, my spinners are greased lighting now!

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    #11 9 months ago

    Jack Lalanne Power Juicer?

    #12 9 months ago

    ....Ride the Snake....

    #13 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    You want the face of the spinner straight up and down or at worse slightly tilted forward. If tilted back, that can cause hang ups. If the bottom of the spinner is tilted forward more than the top, that’s bad news bears.

    this worked great!!
    thanks
    Blake

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    You want the face of the spinner straight up and down or at worse slightly tilted forward. If tilted back, that can cause hang ups. If the bottom of the spinner is tilted forward more than the top, that’s bad news bears.

    Is this relative to the playfield or the ground? In other words would the spinner be perpendicular to the playfield or the ground?

    #16 9 months ago
    Quoted from BriPin:

    Is this relative to the playfield or the ground? In other words would the spinner be perpendicular to the playfield or the ground?

    Either wouldn’t hurt, but better if it’s with the ground. You just don’t want the bottom of the spinner pointing forward at rest. That gets the rejects and dead shots.

    #17 9 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Either wouldn’t hurt, but better if it’s with the ground.

    Got it! Thanks for the info!

    #18 9 months ago
    Quoted from BriPin:

    Is this relative to the playfield or the ground? In other words would the spinner be perpendicular to the playfield or the ground?

    I think it has to be to the playfield. If it was to the ground then the bottom would be pointed forward. I have mine now with the bottom slightly tilted back and it made a world of difference.

    Thanks
    Blake

    #19 9 months ago

    can someone explain how to adjust the lean/angle? I took a look at mine but don't understand what to bend or flex. Also how do you actually remove the spinner? I don't want to mess anything up!

    Here's a pic of mine, I think it may need to lean more forward "/" can anyone advise if it's good as it is?

    Thanks

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    #20 9 months ago
    Quoted from Junglist:

    can someone explain how to adjust the lean/angle? I took a look at mine but don't understand what to bend or flex. Also how do you actually remove the spinner? I don't want to mess anything up!
    Here's a pic of mine, I think it may need to lean more forward "/" can anyone advise if it's good as it is?
    Thanks

    funny because for a couple minutes last night I struggled with this too. in order to make the bottom lean back bend the spinner slightly but evenly forward. a little bend goes a long way. if you bend it to far, push it backwards some. to remove the spinner just push in on the shortest set arm of the spinner. but I can tell you after removing mine and adjusting the next two there is no need (unless not squared) to remove them.

    thanks
    Blake

    #21 9 months ago

    just to understand better, when you say push it forward do you mean flex the arms forward? Doesn't changing the angle of the arms make it more likely to not spin freely? Where exactly do you bend? Where the arms exit the holes on the frame? Sorry to be so dumb

    #22 9 months ago
    Quoted from Junglist:

    just to understand better, when you say push it forward do you mean flex the arms forward? Doesn't changing the angle of the arms make it more likely to not spin freely? Where exactly do you bend? Where the arms exit the holes on the frame? Sorry to be so dumb

    no need to be sorry. I pushed from the middle of the spinner with even pressure. Which is really bending the arms back a bit. Its physics as you have gravity pressing down on the spinner being held up by the arms. As you change the pivot point of the spinner in conjunction with the point its being held at (the arms) it has no choice but to react accordingly.
    Thanks
    Blake

    #23 9 months ago

    ok got it, push on the spinner itself, in the middle, forward towards the player... thanks! I'll give it a go.

    #24 9 months ago
    Quoted from Junglist:

    ok got it, push on the spinner itself, in the middle, forward towards the player... thanks! I'll give it a go.

    you got it. and if you know the housing or arms are all bent up you can take it out and get it back square before making your adjustments. Also cleaning up the arms with a paper towel before you put a dab of whatever lubricant your using is a good idea as well.
    mine went from spinning for a second as the ball passed to continuing to spin as I was hitting the ball for a second time after a full loop around the playfield.

    thanks
    Blake

    #25 9 months ago
    Quoted from Blake:

    no need to be sorry.
    Blake

    Its a Canadian thing, it's built in......lol

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