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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
123 registered (Albunea, Almaviva, alwatson, AlexRod, 33 invisible), 2139 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
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?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#656023 - 04/05/05 05:59 AM can you help
kolbtwin Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 1
Loc: Pennsylvania
I have just come back from a call on a player piano and was unable to locate the problem. Here is the problem: before moving the piano everything was fine. After moving the piano all mechanisms are working but the keyboard is not being activated. In other words, the roll is moving but the keys are not moving. I checked all connections and they are good and air is moving but the keys are not being activated. Any suggestions will help!

#656024 - 04/05/05 06:19 AM Re: can you help
Piano World Online   blank

Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 6026
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...

Have you checked to see how much pressure (suction) you have at the tracker bar?

I've seen cases where the valve that controls the pressure between the re-roll and play functions gets hung up halfway in between.
If this happens, it isn't re-rolling but it isn't playing either.

Sometimes grabbing the rod connected to the re-roll lever and moving it manually uncovers this problem.

I'm not a player expert, so maybe someone else has some other ideas.

You might visit the experts at:
(Mechanical Music Digest)

John Tuttle's web site at:
- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
Find Us On:
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!

#656025 - 04/09/05 07:15 AM Re: can you help
Larry Buck Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2455
Loc: Lowell MA
Old Players have 2 main hoses to run the show.

One large hose, usually on the left coming up from underneath, that operates the keys

A second, slightly smaller hose coming up from underneath that runs the roll mechanism.

I am willing to bet the main trunk on the L has fallen off during the move.

Remove the kick board, look up from underneath on the left.
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
Mark Twain

E. J. Buck & Sons
Lowell MA 01852
978 458 8688


What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
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, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
My talented 7-year-old daughter playing jazz - suggestions?
by pianopap
10/24/16 11:44 AM
What's the point?
by pianoplayingpig
10/24/16 11:00 AM
Audio setup for VST
by UpalS
10/24/16 08:15 AM
How to improve aurals?
by mylynn
10/24/16 06:23 AM
X chords
by fatar760
10/24/16 04:09 AM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,339 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,938 Topics
2,565,400 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission