Mr. Pinball Tip:

If your playfield glass lockdown bar (that's the metal piece that your hands rest on while playing) is loose, it can usually be easily tightened. Open the coin door and you will find a lever to the top or right side. Pull this lever to the left. This releases the bar. You should then be able to lift the bar straight up.
On most Gottlieb's you can just adjust the screws on the underside of the bar. On Williams the adjustment screws are brass, mounted on top of the strip of metal through which the bar fins pass. Clockwise tightens, counter-clockwise loosens. On Bally's I believe you can tighten them from underneath, but I've never found a loose Bally lockdown bar, so I'm not sure.
On all machines, when you tighten the bar, you will find that the lever is more difficult to move. Some small amount of lubrication on the sliding parts will help this.
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