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Sluggish G# key. Easy fix?

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My Conn 6M pictured in my avatar is starting to have an issue with the responce of the G# key. Actually the keytouch works fine. It's the keycup that is slow to lift off the the tone hole. It's not sticking. Just slow to move or only lifts halfway. I assume it needs a spring replacement, but the mechanics in the area is very tight and I can't tell what's going on (or not) there.

Is this an easy DIY fix or is tech visit in my future?

Please help :help:
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tjontheroad said:
Is this an easy DIY fix or is tech visit in my future?
Maybe and maybe. Depends on the cause of the sluggishness.
If you are comfortable with it, disassemble it (the G# key), clean the rod, apply a light application of appropriate lube (not WD40) and reassemble. Probably wouldn't hurt anything, but I've seen people do amazing things unintentionally.
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