hey there!this is actually my first time in posting here in the piano forums since piano is not really my main instrument and i'm not very good at it...anyway, i have question..well, here it is...
last week, i was playing the piano and i was using the piano pedal then suddenly, i heard a crah-like sound from the insine of the piano...next thing i know is that the soft pedal wouldn't go back to its real place anymore...what am i gonna do?can it still be fixed..
Re: broken piano pedal 03:23 on Wednesday, September 03, 2008
You might be able to do this yourself.
First you need to take the bottom cover out to look underneath. *Usually a friction clamp. push it up out of the way and tip the top of the cover towards you and then up.
You will see where the pedal connects to a wooden lever. Follow the lever and you should see a wooden dowel. The wooden dowel will have a pin in the bottom and at the top. Often times the wood or the pin will stick or hang-up, and then fall out. All you have to do is put the pin back in both the top and bottom. It will be easy once you see it.
Of course there are small variants of this system, but it is pretty basic.
The other thing you might see is that the wooden lever has cracked. If that is the case call your local piano technician. If you don't know of one, call piano tuners - they are either a piano technician themselves or will be able to refer you to someone who is.