(Topic ID: 185859)

Flipper bracket broken


By spinal

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    My MM's right flipper was stuck in up position yesterday and stayed up even when shut off so I knew it was mechanical. Lifted playfield today and heard parts falling off - clunk - clunk. Looks like the end of the bracket thing that holds the entire flipper assembly broke off. I'm a newb at repair - is this normal? Easy for me to fix?

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    #2 2 years ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    is this normal?

    No, it must of had a crack in it by the threaded portion.

    Quoted from spinal:Easy for me to fix?

    Piece of cake to fix, you could also look at Vids guide to rebuilding flippers if you get stuck.

    #3 2 years ago

    Dang what did you do??? Its a pinball machine things break.
    Looks like a pretty easy repair you can do it!

    #4 2 years ago

    New bracket, swap parts over. Done

    #5 2 years ago

    You can also just buy an entire new assembly from pinball life if you don't feel like moving it all over

    #6 2 years ago

    Nice.

    You sure don't see that every day.

    #7 2 years ago

    I've never seen a flipper bracket break like that - WOW!

    At least it's a cheap and easy fix.

    #8 2 years ago

    Make sure you order the correct flipper bracket as there is a right side and a left side.

    #9 2 years ago

    I've seen plenty of cases of the coil stop breaking (at the bend), but this is the first I've seen of a bracket snapping in 2 like that.

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