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The piano is a complex instrument. There are many parts that must work together in order for it to make a sound. From the key of the piano to the hammer is called the ‘action’. From point to point there are, roughly, 59 parts that all work together. When you add all 88 keys, these parts add up.
There comes a time when parts wear out and need to be repaired or simply replaced. Periodic adjustments can reduce repair and replacement of your piano's parts especially if you have a technician tune and inspect your piano every 6 months. Most repairs can be spotted just by noticing if the feel of the key action is uneven, sticking or squeaking. Other things to listen for are clicks, rattles or buzzing sounds.
Solutions are not just limited to the action for these problems. A trained piano technician knows what to look and listen for. Most often the solution can be adjusted in the ‘action’ and on occasion in the ‘trap’ (pedal mechanisms) of the piano. Feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with your technician. Do not attempt to do any 'home repairs'. One single mistake can be costly. A trained piano technician has the tools, parts and experience to do the job right the first time.