(Topic ID: 222905)

Stern Spinner will not stay straight

By Arcade

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

I have an issue with my AC/DC spinner where the bottom of the spinner, when at rest, will be leaning out towards the flippers. This will cause the ball to sometimes come to a complete stop when making the spinner shot, or slowing it down so much that you can only get one or two spins on it.
My friends Game of Thrones had the same issue.
I have looked at the wire it is on and it seems to be perfectly straight, but even if I try to set the spinner perfectly up and down with my hand, the bottom side will always pull itself back out towards the flippers.
I searched the site to see if there is a universal fix for this but came up with nothing.
Since I am sure I am not the only one this is happening to, I thought I would start a new thread to get some answers and maybe help someone else.
Not sure if I should just order a replacement spinner or if someone knows the exact direction to bend something to make it straight again.

#2 2 years ago

My LOTR spinner did that because the bottom of the spinner was widened from ball hits. File it flat or get a new spinner if that is your problem.

LTG : )

#4 2 years ago

With the spinner in the game, pitch the spinner with your fingers and push it away from the player gently. Give it a couple pushes and see if it changes it. No change? Give it a bit more force.

Pushing away from the player will bring the bottom of the spinner down. Pulling towards the player will bring the bottom of the spinner up.

Also double check the bracket is snug and the spinner arms are not getting caught on any screws.

#5 2 years ago

What I do is disconnect the spinner from the switch below the play field and try to tweak it for a balanced spin. A couple of times I have had to adjust the spinner switch blade: Too much tension on the switch blade pulls on the spinner and slows it down. Too little tension and the blade will push the bottom of the spinner fore or aft.

In one case, I had to relocate the spinner switch on the bottom of the play field to get the proper rest position.

#6 2 years ago

Great ideas everyone.

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