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Wurlitzer organ, highest key plays note one octave too low.

I have a Wurlitzer Console organ that I got second hand. yesterday I took it apart to clean some of the keys that were sticking and to adjust the spring tension on all of the keys so that they ''feel'' the same. When I put it back together, the highest key on the top keyboard plays a note that is exactly one octave too low. I can't swear that it played the correct note before the cleaning, because we never really played the thing because of all the stuck keys. Any advise on fixing it?

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If this is the kind of organ with the wire sticking out of the key that makes contact with the bus bar to create the note you will have to make sure that key is operating the same as adjacent keys. The busbars have to be clean and the contact wires have to be clean. Sometimes when cleaning the wires they will spring out of place and not make contact with the appropriate bus bars. Check that key against the rest and see what you find. Hope this helps.

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