Locating and Fixing a Problem With Your Piano

  • The Panels Removed
    Arrows show where the action brackets fit into the back of the key frame and the bolts securing the top of the action to the piano. Arrows at the bottom of the piano show the pedal trapwork and where the attached pedal rods (hidden) go up the left h
  • The Action
    Side view showing components as they would appear in most upright piano actions. In smaller uprights, the key capstan screw (46) contacts directly with the underside ot the wippen (39), eliminating the sticker (42). From "Piano Tuning, Servicing an
  • String Mute and Pedals
    A: Temporary felt mute blocking strings (coloured red for clarity). B: Pedal rods. Left hand rod activated by soft pedal extending up inside piano making contact with action at the top. Right hand rod activated by sustain pedal extending up maki
  • Removing the Action
    A: Removing a Yamaha action. Arrow indicates soft pedal rod disengaged from hammer rail. B: Sustain pedal rod attached to damper lift rod (24). Note how pin projects through rubber grommet. This has to be refitted as the action is replaced in t
  • The Keys
    A: Worn cloth covering screw capstains in older type piano. B: Sticking keys caused by mouse droppings. Arrows show pin and coin jammed between the keys. C: Underside of key showing bushing that can bind on oval front rail pin (arrowed). Arrow

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