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Repairing a Kimball Electramatic Player Piano
By Al Pipkins

I have been asked to "fix" a Kimball Electramatic Consolette player
piano.  I plan to fix only the part that doesn't work -- no taking
everything apart and putting it back together.

The first apparent thing wrong is the motor is dried out and almost
froze up.  It will try to run.  If I could get it apart and clean it
and lube the bearings that may be all that it needs.  It doesn't
look as though anyone has rambled through it and screwed up things.

I had hoped to pull the power unit off with a few screws and fix it
and put it back on without even altering any adjustments.  It is not
apparent if I can do that, so I would like to buy a service manual.
But I read that there are several models and I don't find a model or
serial number anywhere.  How do I find out which model it is?  The only
number I found was 6443 which looked handwritten with black 'Sharpie'
marker pen.

Please give me some guidance as to find out which model I have so
I can order the right service manual.  Thank you for any help you can
give me.

Al Pipkins

(Message sent Wed 14 Apr 2010, 15:30:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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