Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Leslie 122 - turns on - turns off - turns on

  1. #1
    ppp Pianississmo Gorantovic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016

    Leslie 122 - turns on - turns off - turns on

    Hi guys,

    sorry for confusing topic title

    When I turn on 122, it starts spinning, after several seconds it stops, and after several seconds it starts again by itself. Do you know maybe, is something ready for changing in the amp?

    Thanks! All the best!


  2. #2
    fff Fortississimo David Anderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    If you're just talking about the motors and not the amp, some 122s do this. It's normal for a 122 to go to Fast as soon as it's turned on. Does it stop or go to slow speed?

    As long as it works properly once everything is warmed up, I doubt you have a problem.
    I'm David. 'Dave' is someone else's name.

  3. #3
    ppp Pianississmo Gorantovic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016

    Thank you David! I didn't try to put sound through it because it was strange for me, but the situation was with motors. It turns on properly, after 7-8 seconds motor stops (like there is no power) and after 5-6 seconds there is a quiet "click" and motors turn on in previous state. From than, everything runs perfectly.

    Thanks again!

  4. #4
    mp Mezzo-Piano Jyvoipabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    South Groland


    On the 122 there are only 2 states possible : Slow or Fast. The Stop does not exist.

    If the motors stop, i think there is something wrong in the power circuit of the motors. Not in the control circuit.
    If you are in 230V, it is possible that the motors are in 110 Volts. Take care of this while checking this circuit.


  5. #5
    ff Fortissimo muckelroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Austin, TX

    Is this a 122, or a 122a ? If a 122a, 122a motors might behave like this, depending on the age of the 122a control board.

    The only other thing I can think of that would do this is a solid state relay installed that also includes a brake function. That's the only conceivable way I would think that a 2 speed motor stack would do this, barring some type of mechanical problem in the motors itself (such as, slow motor spindle being stuck engaged on the O-ring.)

Similar Threads

  1. Hammond L-122A - V7 lights, then turns off
    By muckelroy in forum Hammond Organs
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-07-2013, 06:03 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-15-2013, 06:01 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-12-2012, 03:26 AM
  4. Amp pop noise when motors turns on
    By drew571 in forum Leslies, Tone Cabinets, Speakers, & Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 10:03 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-16-2009, 02:36 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts