Like the title said, I’m not sure how to solve a problem.
**If you wanna skip all this, just please read the last two paragraphs. Thanks
When I got my DM in the mail way back when. It had the adjustable gap. It was great; I was always adjusting it whenever something goes wrong.
Then I got my thin lube in the mail a few weeks later. I was excited and immediately applied some to my DM’s bearings. After I screwed the halves together, I noticed something went drastically wrong. The adjustable gap wasn’t working. It kept unscrewing unless I tightened the gap all the way.
So, being that I wanted a wider gap, I ordered some Red shims. I got them in the mail a few days ago along with my Synergy Caps. I put on the shims, and the DM played like a dream. It became more unresponsive and spun longer.
Then came today. I woke up and started playing with my DM, like always. I got a knot on the axle, so I went ahead and tried to remove it with my paperclip. That didn’t seem to work, so I unscrewed it, and removed the knot. But here’s where the problem began. When I screwed the halves together, a shim fell off the bearing seat and was crushed in between the axle and the bearings. The shim was bent and stuck on the bearings. I quickly unscrewed the DM and took off the shim. I placed it back on the bearing seat and screwed the halves together. But when I did, the adjustable gaps worked again!
So here’s my conundrum: Should I be worried that all this happened to my DM? Ever since this incident, I feel that the yo-yo doesn’t seem to be spinning as long as I would want it. It also seems to wobble a tiny bit more than it used to before. Thanks for any advice.