(Topic ID: 285725)

Flipper rebuild - return springs


By AAAV8R

5 days ago



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    #1 5 days ago

    Seeking help on flipper rebuild issue. Installing new parts on my KISS pro and ran into an issue with the flippers.

    Ordered parts from Marco. Everything great except flipper return now very weak. Luckily I had not thrown out the old springs. I compared the new ones to the old ones - did a tactile comparison bending and lightly stretching the springs. The old ones were clearly stronger/more rigid.

    I called Marco and the rep said that I did indeed order the right parts (265-5035-00) and that "those were the springs recommend by Stern".

    Short of installing the old springs, I'm not sure what to do, because the new springs are clearly unsat.

    Any suggestions (alternative springs, hacks etc.) are appreciated.

    #2 5 days ago

    If your flippers are not binding up without the spring on then I would get springs from pinball life or just put the old ones on till you order parts again to save shipping.

    #3 5 days ago

    Just use the old springs

    #4 5 days ago

    I used to replace old parts with new but I am finding some new parts inferior to the original parts or old parts that are perfectly fine so now I reuse as often as possible. Springs are rarely compromised. I would put in the old springs and not worry about it.

    Here is a hack. Cut some coils off the new springs and install. That is why I say put the old ones in. Even easier and better than messing with the new ones!

    #5 5 days ago

    How do you know your old springs are correct and not the new ones?

    #6 5 days ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    How do you know your old springs are correct and not the new ones?

    Quoted from AAAV8R:

    flipper return now very weak.

    LTG : )

    #7 5 days ago

    Thanks to all who have responded for the advice. I used the old ones. The flippers now snap back strong.

    I just thought using old parts when doing a rebuild was counterintuitive. In this case, it doesn’t appear to be. I am also a little taken aback that “new” parts are being offered that don’t even work. That’s the first time I have come across that.

    #8 4 days ago

    yep i have not found any new springs that actually work. ive ordered from many places. they also break just as fast as stern or jjp pins. not sure if its all one supplier or what but they break fairly fast.
    wish they would switch to having the LARGE spring on the coil link itself, those work the best and last long.

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