(Topic ID: 288263)

Flipper Creep

By robey99

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    My left flipper on my CFTBL keeps moving up every time I play which makes the game unplayable. I have the nut so tight that I am about to break off the head. InactualltbThe flipper mechanism is brand new. Should I wrap the metal with some tape and try that. Any ideas? Should I replace the mechanism. Thanks.

    #2 1 year ago

    Crank harder - I've only ever broken one bolt. Or new pawl - yours might not close enough over the shaft.

    LTG : )

    #3 1 year ago

    Sorry, this image is the first thing I though of when I read flipper creep...

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    #4 1 year ago

    Could be a broken flipper bat. I had a similar problem a few years back on my MB. The plastic to metal was slipping so that the pressure of hitting the ball caused the bat to rotate.

    #5 1 year ago

    This is what I thought of when I read flipper creeping up the playfield.

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    #6 1 year ago

    Is the flipper bat new, so that the shaft is round? A worn flat spot on the shaft will want to rotate to that point.

    Also, isn't a flipper creep that one really weird dude always hanging around pinball shows wearing a trench coat?

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from robey99:

    My left flipper on my CFTBL keeps moving up every time I play which makes the game unplayable. I have the nut so tight that I am about to break off the head. InactualltbThe flipper mechanism is brand new. Should I wrap the metal with some tape and try that. Any ideas? Should I replace the mechanism. Thanks.

    Replace the flipper pawl (the piece that grips the flipper shaft.) with a new one.

    #8 1 year ago

    You can also align it correctly and tighten it down enough to leave a mark from the screw then take it back apart and use a file to make a flat spot where the screw grips then put it back together.

    #9 1 year ago

    If none of the tips above work or you didn’t want to try, switch flippers...move right to left and left to right.

    #10 1 year ago

    Someone mentioned to me once to scratch up with emory cloth the flipper shaft, obviously just where it meets with the clamp part not the whole shaft.

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