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Raising the Manuals

Warning: To protect the organ case from scratches, you should get some heavy paper, or light cardboard, and insert it between the ends of the manuals and the organ case. Do this before you even think about moving the drawbar base or the manuals. (Trek makes dedicated scratch protectors for this purpose --- if you plan on doing this sort of thing more than once, they are highly recommended. See http://www.trekii.com/CSP1.html.)

Upper Manual

  1. Remove the (wooden) music desk base. Generally there are four screws holding this on. (On an A-100, the whole top of the case comes off --- there are two additional screws under the back edge which need to be removed.)
  2. From the top, remove two big bolts (slotted, oval head). These bolts hold the drawbar base to the upper and lower manuals.
  3. There are four big hex-head bolts (entering from the bottom) which hold the manuals down into the case. To lift the upper manual you need to remove the back two. (In some A-100's you may have to remove the reverb springs to be able to get at and remove the right, rear bolt.)
  4. Pull the drawbars out (to 8).
  5. Make sure you've got something between the manuals and the case to protect the case from scratches (see above warning).
  6. Now, from the front you should be able to lift front side of the upper manual. Have some small wood blocks handy to prop the manual up with.

Lower Manual

  1. Remove music desk base.
  2. Remove all four of the big hex-head bolts.
  3. Remove two screws which connect the front of the lower manual to the middle of the front rail of the case. (Some A-1xx's (A-102's ?) have additional little clippys which secure the lower manual to the front rail --- for these just loosen the screws enough so that you can swivel the clips out of the way.)
  4. Pull the drawbars out (to 8).
  5. Make sure you've got something between the manuals and the case to protect the case from scratches (see above warning).
  6. Now you should be able to lift the manuals from the front.

Also see HowToRemoveTheManuals.

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