A worn flipper link may indirectly burn out your flipper coil. The flipper
link is the plastic piece that connects the flipper solenoid plunger with
the flipper pawl (the piece that rotates). Enlarged holes worn in the link
will eventually cause the flipper pawl to not travel as far as it should.
If the pawl does not travel far enough it will not fully activate the
end-of-stroke switch. This will cause the power winding of the flipper coil
to stay on when the flipper is held on, which will quickly burn out the
Always check the flipper link for wear, and check the gap on the
end-of-stroke switch when replacing a burned-out flipper coil, or you may
just end up replacing the coil again.