One of the hammers inside my piano isn't falling back into place after I let go of the key. How can I fix it?

After I let go of the E flat key, the hammer doesn't fall back into place, so I can't play that key more than once at a time without stopping to jiggle the hammer free. Is this something I can fix on my own, and if so, how?

Asked By: Adam - 6/19/2010
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I am assuming this is an upright piano based on the description of the problem. It is always risky for a novice to start poking around inside the action as you can easily cause damage by improperly handling parts. But if you want to try you can begin by removing the front panel so you can see the action... More
Answered By: David - 6/19/2010
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YES YOU CAN FIX IT EASILY! Buy a soft leaded graphite pencil and cut away the wooden part ,then shave the lead core into powders then use these powders to lubricate the piano hammer with. Whatever you do, do not oil the working parts of any keyboard instrument! The possibility does exist that you can find pure... More
Answered By: eight ball - 6/19/2010
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