I have searched and searched and cannot figure out what is up.
So Back Story: I was asked to play my flute in church on Sunday (asked months ago. suppose to play this following Sunday). And to prepare for this, I figured I'd get my flute cleaned and any maintenance done (it's been a good 10+ years so it was time). Check. Done. Then life happened and I forgot to pull my flute out and check it for a good month and a half. Finally, I pull it out and notice a note being weird. I think "oh. it's just sticky. easy fix." Then more of life happens and the next thing I know, I'm playing in a week. So I pull it out and play through my song (forgot about the weird note... it's been an interesting past month. death and sickness in the family). I do my sticky note fix... realize it's not a sticky note issue...
I have just spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out what is wrong and how to fix it. I've undone springs and screws and I cannot for the life of me figure it out! My G note will not spring up correctly and I don't know why!!! I'm not in the mood to pull it all apart and put it back together. I can take it back to the repair shop but (1) I will most likely have to pay AGAIN because it's been long enough and I honestly have no idea where my receipt is. (2) it's very likely I wouldn't get my flute back before Sunday.
So the main issue... When I go from playing F to G. The G Key will not pop up correctly, therefore, making it not sound right. If I press the F key, the G key pops up just fine. But not when I click the F# key. I've dealt with different issues before but this one is completely baffling me. I plan on calling the repair place tomorrow but I'd love if I didn't have to drive an hour and pay money if it's something I can fix. Any thoughts?