(Topic ID: 254186)

New Stern, Weak Flipper

By Mach5Amps

3 months ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Dent00
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#2 3 months ago

Check mechanical issues first. Does it move freely by hand with the power off? Anything binding? Is the coil sleeve good. It should be if it is new, but you never know. Is the flipper attached firmly to the arm that connects to the plunger. There are likely a couple of nuts you tighten with a hex screw. Are they adequately holding the flipper or have they come loose?

#11 3 months ago

I didn't realize there were so many issues with Stern coil stops.

And, now that I see that picture, I am reminded that the flipper is attached with a clamp and a regular nut that tightens it. Sorry, OP, for misleading you about the hex nuts.

I would check to make sure the flipper is firmly clamped in.

#20 3 months ago

Could the plunger be damaged by this? I’m thinking of the fact that the flipper was working for a while and is now not. Wondering if you should get a new plunger as well.

#37 3 months ago
Quoted from Mach5Amps:

And, fixed. Got home from Wisconsin, and first thing after kissing the wife, I installed the coil sleeve, and now the flipper whacks the ball up ramps or wherever without problem.
I didn't see anything that caused me any concern with regard to wear or coil stops.
Back together, and back playing. Thanks, all, for the help (especially Terry)!

Congrats! A nice story all around, except for the part where they forgot the coil sleeve during assembly.

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