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Squeaky Sustain pedal (Read 2372 times)

Offline superdrew

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Squeaky Sustain pedal
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:17:56 PM »
I have a Kohler and Campbell baby grand piano and it recently started squeaking very loudly when I would use the sustain pedal. I was able to figure out that the noise was not coming from the pedal itself by moving just the action and not the pedal. I think it may be from the wooden dowel that connects to the inside of the piano. I tried moving it around but it still squeaks. Is there anything that I can do so I don't have to pay for a piano tuner to fix it?

Offline iansinclair

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Re: Squeaky Sustain pedal
«Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 02:09:08 AM »
Can you get some talcum powder in there?  That should do it, if you can.  But don't use any form of liquid lube or spray or silicone -- your technician would never speak to you again!
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Offline silverwoodpianos

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Re: Squeaky Sustain pedal
«Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »

 The pitman post cannot be reached without dismantle of the lyre and the action will have to come out.
Is there anything that I can do so I don't have to pay for a piano tuner to fix it?

Sure take it apart yourself and fix it. But you run the risk of causing more fees to be paid to a professional to correct any mistakes made.
Dan Silverwood
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If you think it's is expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.