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Gottlieb system 3, how to get under the apron/ball return spring?

By Anony

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

I've got a Tee'd Off and I'm trying to get under the apron to service the ball return mechanism. I see a small spring is not connected anymore.

I have two issues though. One I'm not sure how to get under the apron. I took off the plastic part but it's all metal underneath and looks like it has bolts I can't get to while it's on.

The other issue is the manual for Tee'd Off doesn't seem to show the ball return assembly at all. I am not sure what the part number for this spring is, or if it's part of the plunger link maybe? Marco has a ball return assembly that shows it but the spring doesn't seem to be referenced at all.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 6 months ago
Quoted from Anony:

I have two issues though. One I'm not sure how to get under the apron. I took off the plastic part but it's all metal underneath and looks like it has bolts I can't get to while it's on.

Remove the two screws:

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Lift the back end of the apron up and over the brackets where it was screwed in.

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Then, push the whole apron forward. The front of the apron is held on by 4 small hooks.

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Then to put the apron back on, just do everything in reverse order--hook the apron on those 4 playfield hooks pull it back, drop it down over the two small brackets, and screw in those two screws.

#3 6 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Remove the two screws:
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Lift the back end of the apron up and over the brackets where it was screwed in.
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Then, push the whole apron forward. The front of the apron is held on by 4 small hooks.
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Then to put the apron back on, just do everything in reverse order--hook the apron on those 4 playfield hooks pull it back, drop it down over the two small brackets, and screw in those two screws.

Very useful with the pictures, thanks! I was thinking those other brackets were part of the apron but looks like they're just there to keep it snug.

#4 6 months ago
Quoted from Anony:

The other issue is the manual for Tee'd Off doesn't seem to show the ball return assembly at all. I am not sure what the part number for this spring is, or if it's part of the plunger link maybe? Marco has a ball return assembly that shows it but the spring doesn't seem to be referenced at all.

This should be in the parts catalog.

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