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  • Correct Leslie 145 Motors?

    <font style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial,sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Hi
    There, I recently acquired a well used Leslie 145 - the owner told me
    that the two motors in it were "wrong" and right now it only runs on
    fast, there is no slow speed. I was wondering if someone could tell me what
    the "correct" motors are (or which would work) on a 145. Just for
    reference I looked on eBay and I see all kinds of motors but I
    simply don't know what works - Thanks! </font>

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    BC-</P>


    TheLeslie slow motor is very similar to those used on phonographs and is mounted to the bottom of the fast motor. I swiped a couple of photos off ebayto illustrate:</P>
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    Leslie two-speed motor stack (photo shows motors upside down from operating position). Notice between the fast and slow motors the rubber tire against which the slow motor must be snuggled:</P>


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    Leslie Slow Motor:</P>


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    George B. has written the best article I've seen on servicing Leslie motors. Check out www.bentonelectronics.com and click on "Service Info." Another excellent article that may be of interest to you is "Unearthing the Mysteries of the Leslie Cabinet" (http://theatreorgans.com/hammond/faq...y/mystery.html). Provided your Leslie hasn't been seriously violated, it sounds as if you may just need to adjust the slow motor to make better contact with the rubber tire on the fast motor. When engaged, the slow motor acts as a drag against the motion of the fast motor, effectively reducing the speed of the fast motor.</P>

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      O.K., so do I need 2 two speed motors?</p>

      I'm sorry, this is probably painfully obvious but I'm just not sure.
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        BC,</P>


        If you can post a pic of the cabinet with the covers removed showing the amp and the upper and lower motors we can help you out. This may be a Leslie 45 in which case it is a fast/stop only cabinet.</P>


        The motor stack pic above would be correctly oriented (standing up) if mounted in a 145/147/122 as the lower motor. The upper motor stack hangs down in a wooden box that seals with the rear middle cover.</P>


        If the Leslie has only single motors that hang down in both locations it is a 45. Fast/stop only.</P>


        H101</P>

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