(Topic ID: 303699)

How should this flipper linkage be adjusted?

By Anony

69 days ago



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    #1 69 days ago

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    This is my first table and I was checking the flippers and noticed this one is able to move quite a bit without actuating the flipper arm. I tightened it up a bit to try and match the others but I'm not really sure if they were right either.

    I assume it needs to be tight enough to move but not so loose that it can move without the arm actuating? I'd appreciate if anyone has advice getting these adjusted correctly. Also they were super dirty, is the rubber bushing something people change as a maintenance type item? Or just clean it?

    #2 69 days ago

    There should be almost no play in that part. It may be the case that the plastic link is really worn, or that the small metal bushing inside the link (that the screw goes through) is missing.

    The bushing are usually replaced as part of a flipper rebuild.

    #3 69 days ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    There should be almost no play in that part. It may be the case that the plastic link is really worn, or that the small metal bushing inside the link (that the screw goes through) is missing.
    The bushing are usually replaced as part of a flipper rebuild.

    Thanks, I'll take it apart and see if it looks worn or not.

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