Quoted from liftmagnet:
Yeah, you defenetely should check the welds on the scoop seems to be a very common issue. Another thing to check is with the scoop is see if it is centered in the hole. On mine they mounted the scoop assembly so far to the left that sometimes the ejected ball would hit the left side of the hole an then get deflected sdtm. I had to elongate the holes in the scoop assembly to shift it over to the right to center it, I have never had a sdtm from the scoop since.
I noticed that on mine it is fairly to the left as well. I wasn't sure if anyone else had repositioned it, but I'm glad to hear that you have, and that it worked well for you. So you didn't adjust the screw placement in the wood, but more so elongated the screw holes in the metal tabs on the scoop? Mine seems to be ejecting nicely, but this may be my next step if it starts going sdtm again. Thanks for sharing.
Oh and I did check the welds, and all still look solid.