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#2026779 - 02/04/13 09:17 AM Can a soft close fallboard be fixed?
concertina Offline
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Registered: 07/11/11
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Loc: Canada
I looked at a piano that the seller claimed had a soft close fallboard (Kawai) but it just came right down. I don't believe him that it's supposed to work that way. Assuming it's broken, is that something that can be repaired?

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#2026786 - 02/04/13 09:31 AM Re: Can a soft close fallboard be fixed? [Re: concertina]
Carey Offline
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Registered: 05/13/05
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What do you mean by it just came right down? Did it simply slam shut with a bang - or did it go down slowly with some resistance ?? It's either slow close or it isn't - or perhaps the owner doesn't have a clue.
And yes, if it's broken, it can be repaired - but it probably isn't worth the effort to do so. Slow close is nice - but it isn't essential.
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#2026800 - 02/04/13 09:45 AM Re: Can a soft close fallboard be fixed? [Re: concertina]
concertina Offline
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Sorry if I wasn't clear - it didn't come down slowly, but it didn't close with a bang either. It felt like it came down at the regular pace but weighed less, if that makes sense, which is why I am guessing that it does have the feature but it isn't working. And I doubt the owner knew much about it, the piano also hadn't been tuned in 5 years.

It might be worth it to me to fix it for our kids' sake - are you saying that it would be very expensive to do so?

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#2026818 - 02/04/13 10:19 AM Re: Can a soft close fallboard be fixed? [Re: concertina]
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Slow close fallboards work a variety of ways. It is possible it is working, but simply closes faster than another system you have seen.

Good news - the slow close mechanisms are pretty much in stock for most manufacturers because they do fail, especially when a child (or adult) tries to force them to close quicker than they are designed to. This breaks the seal on the cylinder that operates it and makes replacement a neccesity.

Good Luck,
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