Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Piano Tuning
How to Tune Pianos
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
116 registered members (alfredo capurso, Automata, anotherscott, amad23, anamnesis, 30 invisible), 2,005 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2175536 - 11/01/13 07:28 PM Sticky key  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
A friend gave me her old piano. There is one sticky key. Any tips on how to unstick it? We're looking now for trapped items in the keys but haven't found anything yet. The inside looks like it's in really good shape. Other than the one key, it's a very nice piano. There is resistance when you press down. Thank you!


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2175538 - 11/01/13 07:39 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,511
Withindale Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Withindale  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,511
Suffolk, England
Call a technician to sort out that key, tune the piano, and tell you if anything else needs doing.


Ian Russell
Schiedmayer & Soehne, 1925 Model 14, 140cm
Ibach, 1905 F-IV, 235cm
#2175544 - 11/01/13 07:57 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,310
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rickster  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,310
Georgia, USA
Calling a piano technician is a good idea...

Aside from that, you might try wiggling the key from side to side and manually working it up and down. There could be several things that could cause it to stick; some easy to fix and others not so easy.

Congratulations of you new-to-you piano!

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
#2175546 - 11/01/13 08:04 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
I'm planning on doing that, but in the meantime, I play a lot and my old piano is going tomorrow, and many of the songs I play are in the key of D (which is the sticky note) because I accompany my violinist daughters. The sticky D is really throwing me off.


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2175547 - 11/01/13 08:05 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
Rickster I didn't see your response until I responded to Withindale. Thank you. We've been wiggling and jiggling and it seems to have gotten worse. Or maybe I'm more annoyed by it?


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
#2175551 - 11/01/13 08:09 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
OK, I just played it and it's definitely gotten worse. My neighbor has training as a piano technician and maybe he can take a look right away.


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
#2175572 - 11/01/13 09:08 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,158
terminaldegree Offline
4000 Post Club Member
terminaldegree  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,158
Georgia, USA
If it's getting worse and you're playing it a lot, you may risk damaging the piano by not having it fixed right now.


Pianist, teacher, apprentice technician, internet addict.
Piano Review Editor - Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer
#2175582 - 11/01/13 09:35 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,342
Retsacnal Offline

Platinum Supporter until Feb 18  2015
Retsacnal  Offline

Platinum Supporter until Feb 18  2015


Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,342
🎹
Sounds like wiggling it made it loose enough, for a fleeting moment, that something sticky moved in even deeper. I looked at a piano recently, and pulled several pieces of straw from between the keys. The seller said his mother puts a Nativity Scene on it each Christmag season. One was too deep to reach and caused the adjacent key to move with it.


I M A G I N A T I O N is more important than knowledge -Albert Einstein
#2175609 - 11/01/13 10:58 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
I'll call my neighbor and see if he knows, and I'll call a technician to see when they can come out as soon as I can. Thank you.


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
#2175610 - 11/01/13 11:02 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
The previous owner reported that one of the keys sticks, and thought something was stuck in the key. I'm wondering if transportation could have made it worse?


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).
#2175893 - 11/02/13 12:34 PM Re: Sticky key [Re: carolyn227]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member
carolyn227  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 107
Just to update you all, I have a piano technician coming on the 11th. In his price for a tune (which this piano desperately needs) I also get 30 minutes of repairs. I checked the action and there are no problems with that, so something is wrong with the key itself. Hopefully the sticky key doesn't bother me too much in the time being, because old piano is being picked up today.


Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Realtek ASIO. Anyone used it?
by Marcos Daniel. 10/19/17 04:35 PM
Damper lift adjustment
by Beemer. 10/19/17 03:56 PM
Aberrant velocity on one key
by MacMacMac. 10/19/17 03:39 PM
Anyone Play Classical Music on Keylab 88
by StrangeCat0. 10/19/17 01:01 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,378
Posts2,665,710
Members88,990
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0