Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > July 2007 > 2007.07.07 > 05Prev  Next

Kimball P795 Player Piano Won't Rewind
By Ferdinand Pointer

Hi all.  The Kimball player could have a bad relay.  When the play
button is pressed, it energizes three relays.  It's not likely that
all three are stuck on.

I would first suspect a short between the wires to the "Start" button.
This would make the play cycle start when the switch is turned on and
also keep the re-roll from taking place at the end of the roll.  As
the Start button is located at the front right of the control area, its
small thin wires can easily get pinched between the metal frame which
is rotated for tuning.

Check around the pivot area for trapped wires.  Tuners do not always
realize how tight some of these wires pull and fail to check for
clearance when closing up after the tuning.

Ferdinand Pointer
The Piano Company
Clearwater, Florida

(Message sent Sat 7 Jul 2007, 13:29:52 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Kimball, P795, Piano, Player, Rewind, Won't

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .