Piano Hammers

Piano hammers are often one of the most common repairs you will ever have to make on your piano. A piano's keys extend into the piano and connect to this hammer, and the hammer hits the string. Many times the piano hammers will become loose, out of place, or broken resulting in a broken key.

  • Step 1: Open the piano and remove dust and debris from the inside.
  • Step 2: Look for piano hammers that are not in line with the others. Use a screw driver to loosen the piano hammers and screw them back into place.
  • Step 3: Repair broken piano hammers by super gluing them back into place. To speed up the process purchase a can of accelerator and spray the crack lightly after you've glued the piece back on.

What's Broken?

There are many reasons a key will not play. When the string is broken you will hear an ear cracking snap, but broken piano hammers will generally not make as much noise. Do not bother trying to repair a string by yourself unless you are a professional. Sometimes there will be debris suck between the keys, preventing them from being pressed down.