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Pivot pin fallen out

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I just got launched into a favourite tune when the L/H 10 started sounding. On investigation the pivot pin had fallen out of the base board and the whole lever (pad and all) came off hence the constantly sounding reeds.

I pushed the pin back in but it didn’t feel very secure.

Would a drop of glue in the hole be a good idea?


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Better not to use glue of any sort as it may make future repairs more difficult.  The pin is retained by friction, so a better method is to cut a sliver of soft wood the same width as the pin and place this between the pin and the edge of the hole, the press the pin fulling in.  If it's still not tight then try again with a thicker sliver


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