(Topic ID: 108436)

How to fix Flintstones ball falling off arch

By Blackbeard

7 years ago


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#1 7 years ago

So many flintstones have the issue that when the ball runs behind the flippers, the ball can sometimes fall off the plastic archway and drain. It'll spot you a free ball, but it's still a drain.

This situation seems to occur after one shops the game. Hmm. Strange. This is the way mine started acting up as well. After I shopped it.

After asking around (props to members Cody_Chunn and t2) and adjusting it myself, it comes down to LOOSENING two screws only: one screw on each inlane, closest to the flippers. Loosening these two screw just a bit will raise up the plastic archway just a bit, so that the ball doesn't roll off. They don't have to be super loose, just not tight.

You see, after a shop, we all tighten screws down good. Here, a simple one minute fix is all it took.

Documenting this for Flintstones owners in the future. Pretty damn fun pin.

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#2 7 years ago

Blackbeard,
Thanks for the tip. I have this problem with my 'stones. Anyway, would you be willing to post a pic of the screws that you're referring to? I think I know which ones, but just wanted to be sure, and maybe make it easier for anyone else having this issue. Great tip! Thanks.

#3 7 years ago

Blackbeard glad to hear that loosening the screws worked. I about fell over when a half turn of the right screw solved 3 months of frustration. Very fun pin!!!

#4 7 years ago

These are the two:image.jpg

#5 7 years ago

This should help, assuming your pin is leveled and pitched normally.

#6 7 years ago

Thanks for the post. Have not shopped mine out yet but it's in the plans.

#7 7 years ago

Simple easy shop.

#8 7 years ago

I had the same problem with my Flintstones. I placed two small plastic washers underneath the two screws. Problem solved.

#9 7 years ago

I made a little plastic mod works great

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#10 7 years ago

pic # 2

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#11 7 years ago
Quoted from Turboderf:

I made a little plastic mod works great

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Unnecessary, but hey if it works...

#12 7 years ago

Awesome. Thanks for the pic. I'll make that adjustment this weekend.

#13 7 years ago

Just shopped mine today and had a few roll off. Great tip, thank you!

5 years later
#14 1 year ago

5 years after this post... Can confirm the described fix still works. Just now fixed my dad's recently shopped Flintstones - nice that it was so easy!

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#15 10 months ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

5 years after this post... Can confirm the described fix still works. Just now fixed my dad's recently shopped Flintstones - nice that it was so easy!

Just shopped mine. Are there supposed to be washers on the underside ? Mine didn't have any... If, yes how thick are they ?

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