(Topic ID: 235736)

What causes play in a flipper?


By in2kiss

8 months ago



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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by heni1977
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    #1 8 months ago

    I have a problem with my Whitewater. When the flipper is held in the up position and the ball hits towards the end, the flipper drops slightly and flips the ball again. I can replicate the behavior by poking the flipper manually with my hand as well.
    I've tightened the flipper bat shaft to the crank and checked the plunger link for excess play to no avail.

    Any advice?

    #2 8 months ago

    Try gapping the EOS closer

    #3 8 months ago

    If zacaj's post doesn't work :

    Flipper cracked ? Nylon bushing cracked ? Clean flipper button optos.

    LTG : )

    #4 8 months ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-flipper-issue-fluttering#post-4117370

    New Coil Stops fixed this issue in a Fathom that I had. Different style of flipper mech, but you never know.

    1 week later
    #5 8 months ago

    Well after changing every conceivable flipper part and swapping the left and right opto boards, it turned out to be the one thing that it usually isn't, the coil.

    #6 8 months ago

    Prob needed it anyway!
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