I'm trying to dial in my LOTR flippers and had a couple questions which are probably pretty basic. I find after the lots of playing it does seem they get weaker but I also wonder if they are not as strong as they could be right off the bat.
1) In the switch tests I see there is an "ded switch" test which flashes both the left and right EOS when I'm in it. If i move the flipper with my hand it doesn't seem to change the behavior during this test - does that mean my flippers are not properly opening the EOS switches? Would that result in my weaker flippers, esp after playing lots?
2) I feel like my right flipper is awfully close to the playfield - it doesn't seem to be scratching. I've tried placing a credit card between the busing and the flipper but then I feel like it have to much "slop" and I get loud buzzing and it feels like it's not plunging as smooth as when I have a nice tight fit by pushing down on the flipper and up on the link. Any tips on keeping the mechanism tight but making sure its not going to scratch the playfield?