Quoted from Junglist:
The new bushing is in but I'm still concerned the tip of the flipper seems awfully close to the playfield.
Any tips on getting the bushing to sit more perpendicular to the playfield? I think it has a slight angle which means that at rest the flipper leans down. I'm going to take another look and see if I can snug up the screws or even perhaps back off the ones at the rear of the flipper to "even" it out. I'll also try snugging up the flipper base plate as maybe its not perfectly snug.
Quoted from DNO:
When I run into this, I find just the right size washer, and put it on the top side of the pf on the flipper shaft.
By just the right size, I mean barely enough to go around the flipper shaft, and not enough to hit the plastic bat.
Never had it mess with flipper strength.
I have had this problem, too, with the flipper not being perpendicular to the play field. I and added a brass washer to jack up the flipper to get it away from the play field. But why does it happen? I check the flipper shaft for being square to the flipper bat base and it checks square, but once I place the shaft back into the bushing the flipper swings off-angle and would start working am arc groove into the play field without using a spacer. Why is the flipper sitting off-angle?
Has the flipper base plate somehow distorted and changed the angle of the bushing in relation to the play field surface? If so, then how? The base plate is fairly robust material. I checked the base plate and it checks square.
Has the play field wood swelled and changed how the base plate mounts to the underside of the play field? Or has the play field swelled just a small amount in front of the flipper making it appear that the flipper/bushing/base plate assembly is not square?
I have seen this issue but I don't know why it exists.