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Kimball Electramatic Spinet Player Drive Motor
By Larry Norman

Hi Arthur and all,  The subject of the Kimball Electramatic Spinet
Player has come up before.  Refer to the MMD Archives article at
"Plastic Gear for Kimball Roll Motor."  I believe this is the same
problem that Arthur is seeing.  The plastic gear in the gear box
fails after a few years and needs replacement.

I have worked on two of these players here in Virginia and I simply
remove the gear and send it to Ferdinand Pointer in Florida.  His
web site is  and you will find a
section on his web site for the Electramatic Kimball gear box.  He
tells you how to remove it and has pictures how to do it.  You can
either buy the gear from him and do the rebuild yourself or ship it
to him and he will rebuild it for you.

One recommendation is that you take accurate measurements of the
pieces on the shaft as it is a pain trying to adjust everything after
you put it back to get the tracking aligned properly.

To contact Ferdinand Pointer here is his information:

  Ferdinand Pointer, RPT
  The Piano Company
  1169 N Hercules Ave
  Clearwater, FL 33765
  Phone No. 727-443-2293
  Fax No. 727-467-0843
  Web site:
  E-mail: Ferdinand Pointer <>

Good luck with the restoration of this player piano.

Larry Norman, from the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Smith
Mountain Lake, Virginia, where going out in the boat is a pleasure
as the holiday people are not here yet.

(Message sent Wed 14 May 2008, 11:19:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Drive, Electramatic, Kimball, Motor, Player, Spinet

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