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jaimzness, Engineer
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
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Experience:  DAW and MIDI techniques. Keyboard and synthesizer programming. Electronic repair.
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The motor drive is not working. The motor engages but will

Customer Question

JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: The motor drive is not working. The motor engages but will not drive the shaft.
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Serial no. 143827. belonged to my mother probally baught around 1955.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It has been played very little over the years and has been out for five years. Certanially not over used.
JA: Anything else you want the instrument expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: At the end of the motor shaft there is a small cord that is not attached to anything?
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Russell H. replied 19 days ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

What sort of instrument is it that is having this problem? it sound vaguely as if it might be a Baldwin or old Hammond or Leslie with a spinning tone generator, but I am not at all sure at this point.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
It is a hammond M-3 probably a 1955 owned by my Mother.
Very little use.
Yes it has the rotating tone generator.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 19 days ago.

OK. Are you into old / classic organ repair?

If not, it would be advisable to get advice, or help in person, from a professional organ repairer or restorer, in your region. What is your region please? by zip code, or by town/city and state.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok, got to go but have your name Russell H.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 19 days ago.


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