I just got my first JLF, and it’s used, but I was wondering if this is normal;
When I move the joystick to any direction, it goes all the way until about, 4-5mm from the edge, and there is resistance, when you continue to press it “clicks” over a bump/some sort of resistance and then gets to the edge.
At first I thought it was the pivot cylinder, or possibly not enough grease. But after greasing it and using an ultra-fine sand paper to polish the pivot cylinder, and then using toothpaste and a toothbrush to polish it even further so it’s just as smooth as before, it still has this “resistance.”
I’ve noticed it doesn’t do it in a full 360, there are 1 or 2 spots that it doesn’t have it on, but they’re only about 2mm so it’s almost 360 degrees of this resistance.
I’m wondering if I’m missing a part. I have assembled it in this order:
Spring Cover (I placed it with the small part down)
And finally the E-clip, and of course a square gate.
I ordered a new pivot cylinder (among other things), so maybe that will fix it. I’ve greased it thoroughly and it’s NOT just the resistance of the microswitch, I’m not that dumb -_-