Update: Firepower flipper replacement
I will include pictures when I get home, for the visual. But wanted to get some initial ideas until then....
So I ordered all of the parts recommended, and was able to replace my RIGHT flipper. It is REALLY TIGHT installation, and I had to relocate some of the wires, because I turned around the coils as recommended. The flipper has all new parts, including the base. I wired it up being absolutely sure it matched the existing one. I discarded the original springs and now use the "external" one only.
Installed it yesterday along with a new driver board (the old one fried, and I didn't have the time to try an fix it..... )
Turned on the machine, and BAM, I played a number of games. New flipper has more juice for a trip up to the top. HOWEVER.....
Now that same "fixed" flipper is staying "up", about every three times I press the flipper button. The only way it comes back down is by hitting the left flipper button. So it is almost like current is "hanging around". The coil is NOT getting hot, so I am pretty sure it is wired correctly. I wish I didn't have to change as many things that I did, however there was no driver board available, I had to use my new one.
Any initial ideas on what to check for on the "stuck up" flipper? Again I will post pics when I get home.
As an aside, one of the pop bumpers burnt out, so am looking at "the other guide" to fix that. Excellent resources.