Can't put valve back in after oiling

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hhsTrumpet, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Did it work properly before you pulled it out to oil?? Did you drop it on the floor? You could snake the horn to make sure it is free of obstructions (one poster years ago found a golf pencil in his bell bow!!!). If its free and clear and your spring is seated properly along with the valve guide, and still won't go in, TAKE IT TO A TECH!! If you insist on doing it yourself, get a good sized hammer and nail'r back in!! :roll: Pssssst, that was sarcasm! :shock:
     
  2. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    This OP is the one who recently had valve problems and a torpedo bag in Europe.
     
  3. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Only thing I can suggest, is rotate 180 degress... maybe it is the wrong way,

    Also put a pull through, through the valve case to be sure it is clean - a not lint cloth will do.
    Then check the lugs are located in the correct position for the spring..

    Check, then take to a Tech if it will not go in.
     
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    This. Unless you want to ruin the valve, my suggestion is that you do what you can to find a tech who can properly address the problem with the correct tools and equipment. If you keep futzing with it yourself, you could damage it permanently.
     
  5. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    To put this into context, are there any of us old codgers out there who've had this problem?

    Not in close on 50 years for me. Which tends to suggest there's some significant mechanical damage involved with this one. Not just the odd bit of crud.
     
  6. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    Good eye. I didn't catch that. I wouldn't worry about this then, it'll probably just fix itself.
     
  7. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    And another trombone player scurries into the fray.....:-)
     
  8. salebow

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    I wouldn't even try to force it down into there. Take it to a repair shop and let them take a look at it.
     
  9. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    Any recomendations for a tech in the Bay Area?
     
  10. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    Dave Monette recommends removing valves completely.
     

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