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Our church has the Baldwin organ Model C-630T with a 32-note AGO pedalboard and one of the pedals has dropped down and "plays" all the time.  We do not have a schematic to know how to disconnect the pedalboard in order to reconnect (if possible) this one pedal.  The spring action seems to have come loose, which makes the pedal come back up. Thank you for your response.

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Hello Betsy!  The pedal board should simply lift up and pull away from the console.  A plug and socket is usually found on the right side that needs to be disconnected.  The pedal board is then accessible by placing it upright, upside down or whatever position you need.  Move the pedal board clear of the console so there is no chance the pedal board can fall against the console.  Springs can be found in two locations, either underneath the pedals or at the back of the pedal board.  There is a concave cover that fits over the rear side of the pedal board (the end the bench sits over).  If this is the type of pedal board that uses springs in the end, removing this cover to expose the springs.

If the spring has broken, a quick fix would be to swap the broken spring with the top spring, which is rarely used, until you can obtain a replacement.  

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