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  • 1.  Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello.  I'm working on a piano that has a Slow Fall key lid hinge that doesn't work anymore.  Can it be repaired or do I need to replace it?  If replacing, does anyone know where they come from?  Thanks very much.
    Robert

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    Robert Callaghan
    Reno NV
    775-287-2140
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  • 2.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 9 days ago

    That serial number has a Samick-y kind of look. Ask their technical support?

    Brand name?






  • 3.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Member
    Posted 5 days ago
    If you succeed in getting a source order two one for left side and other for the right. Good luck considering the supply chain issues

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    (843) 325-4357
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  • 4.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Posted 4 days ago
    Kohler & Campbell (Chinese made now?).

    Good luck!

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    Barb Bernhardt
    Montrose, Colorado
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  • 5.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago
    These devices have now been around long enough to begin failing (obviously), so it is wise for us all to start learning how to either repair or replace them. I will be interested in how you fair with this Robert.

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    (603) 686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 6.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Posted 3 days ago
    I recently replaced them on a 2003 Kawai RX-3. Easy enough to do. Don
    Manino told me that the fall board should not be forced to close as it
    will wear out the slow-fall units more quickly - good to know and to
    share with clients whose pianos have them, as they are a bit on the
    expensive side, especially with shipping costing what it does these
    days.