Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Suzuki Digital Piano Repair

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I found you through another person asking the same question in 2009.  We own a Suzuki digital piano that has keys sticking and keys that won't play.  Do you repair this type of piano?  It is getting increasingly worse - to the point that I can no longer play it.

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Hello Joellyn,  One of the most common causes of sticking keys is when sugared pop is spilled on them.  As the liquid evaporates the sugar thickens causing sluggish key action.  The fix for this is to disassemble the keyboard and clean the keyboard bearings.  Other causes can occur such as when the keys are struck hard enough to bend the key guides.  Keys usually do not start sticking on their own, so if you even suspect what might have happened, a technician would need to know.

The problem could be some foreign material that has lodged beneath the keys. Do the affected keys depress farther down than the others?  Are the sticking keys as level as the other keys?  When you gently depress the keys does the travel feel different than other keys?  Do the keys make slight noise when they are depressed?  The answers to these questions would be helpful, but in any case the keyboard would need to be disassembled and visually checked for problems.  I suggest you contact http://mitatechs.org/service-locator to obtain a Technics service person in your area.  Make certain before engaging anyone's services you determine whether they are trained to work on Technic's equipment!  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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