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TECH: Ball not flowing smoothly from inlane to flipper ...

By gweempose

8 years ago


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#22 2 years ago

I'm giving advice as to what work for me please be careful when doing this because you don't want to crack any of your Plastics.

At first I thought about putting plastic in Lanes in the oven for about 15 minutes at 275 to soften them up and bend them back into shape but then I thought what if I used the same method I used when I fixed my Hocus Pocus machine when I noticed one of the posts were loose. Why not use a shim? In this project I remove all four screws from the the end Lane and switched left with right so that new plastic Square on either side then in the first hole closest to the flipper I put a flat toothpick at 6 position perfectly vertical with approximately one-quarter in poking up from the hole as a shim when I inserted the screw at the 12 position so that the shim would keep the screw forward. As I was screwing the screws down to the in Lane I kept forward pressure on. I used firm pressure but careful not to break anything. I tightened all screws down and ran the ball down and finally it has been repaired!! Now I can get my loops flowing as it should!. I hope this helps anyone else who had the same problem because without a smoothinlane/flipper transition the game sucks. Good luck to you all here are some photographs I took along the way

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