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I'd do it every year but don't over oil it. One thing to watch out for is over oiling the scanner. Filling its oil cup all the way up when actually only the wick in the cup should be saturated. The scanner oil cup is located between the run motor and the scanner at the far left end of the tone generator. For a 21H remember it's an older Leslie so parts maybe need to replaced. The motors will have to be oiled in some cases rebuilt? How is the condition of it otherwise?

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I'd do it every year but don't over oil it. One thing to watch out for is over oiling the scanner. Filling its oil cup all the way up when actually only the wick in the cup should be saturated. The scanner oil cup is located between the run motor and the scanner at the far left end of the tone generator. For a 21H remember it's an older Leslie so parts maybe need to replaced. The motors will have to be oiled in some cases rebuilt? How is the condition of it otherwise?

 

The 21H appears to be in great shape. Deeper bass notes have an unwanted "vvvvv" sound. I plan to have my tech take a look at the speaker. Mechanically it seems fine. Where does the oil go for the Leslie? Should I use my Hammond Oil on the Leslie also?

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I oil a lot less than others do. Maybe every few years. I've found that in these old Hammonds the felt pads on the generator get saturated. I just worked on a friend's organ that started motor boating due to excess oil getting into the vibrato scanner, and I advised him to oil less.

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