I have a question that might not only concern my JD. I noticed that the plastic ramp that feeds in the left inlane was broken off entirely of the metal bracket it was attached to. See the attachment for reference picture. This was before the break, I do not have a better one at the moment.
What concerns me is that this not only causes the ball to sometimes bounce off in weird ways and even drain in the right outlane, it also seems like a weak point. The ball smashes usually with high speed in the metal bracket, pulling on the plastic ramp. Before the break I did try placing several brands of drop-dead foam on these points before, but those made the balls bump back and fall off so I took them off.
What could I do best to solve this? A new ramp would be costly, and frankly, it could break again in the same way. Are there people who fixed this with a nice metal protector extending further on the ramp?