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When I play D sharp just above middle C, this then causes the key of E to activate also.
The key of E can be restored to the non-playing position by some force downwards when D sharp hammer remains in the striking position.If get all keys in playing position, then I can playC,D,E and F with no reaction from D sharp.
I have tried numerous cures from the internet involving foreign objects, bent pins,tight pins due to felt problems, ensuring correct alignment of oval head front pins , keyboard interference from front rail and squirting silicon spray in numerous possible sources of trouble but to no avail.
I should add that I am attempting to get the instrument playing again under my own steam really as a project for my dotage. The innards of the instrument are fascinating and were a complete mystery to me despite years of playing.
- Colin Nicholson
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Oh dear me!! ...... spraying the action with silicon spray?? .... the kiss of death in a few days, see what happens.
I've got some wonderful DIY bodged photos of actions soaked in WD40, and the repairs as a result are quite extensive.
Good luck anyway........
It looks as if I may have got myself into deep trouble but thank you both very much for your expert opinions in adding to my exponential learning curve. I can only hope that, by the grace of God, I have escaped a terminal situation.
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