Sorry for such a long delay in my response. I need to replace the hard washers that are cracked and leaking. I found a few rubber washers that are not a tight fit that work but I would like something more solid or without so much play. I may have to make them if I can not find anything off the shelf. Any suggestions
If the melodica gets very dirty, you can remove the case to clean it separately. (Follow the instructions on “How to tune a melodica”). Don’t clean the reed plates – you can instead gently ‘ping’ (flick) each reed tongue a couple of times to remove any encrustations of saliva. Do this also if you have a note which isn’t sounding.