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Grandfather Clock My grandfather clock runs and keeps time perfectly. Problem: it will not chime, quarter hour, half hour, three quarter or on the hour. I have tried every possible combination of the three weights, with no luck. The clock chimed quite recently which leads me to believe something is stuck. Any suggestions

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  • braeneuk93 May 11, 2010

    I too have the same problem as jjccamis and would like to know how to correct it without asking a repair to help me.

    However I do not have any chimes or hour strikes happening at all but the clock will keep perfect time.

    The weights are wound too tight - how do you release them so that they will work again.

    Thanks for your help

    Heather

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I'm not positive about this, but I seem to recall that these type of clocks have two "silence levers" on the movement. These levers are located at the upper left and upper right corners of the movement as you face the movement from the back. The movement back panel has to be removed if it has one.

If the levers are pushed toward the chime rods, they will silence the hour or musical chime, depending on which one it is. I believe the silence levers are supposed to be moved away from the chime rods so the rods can retract and then strike the chime bars.

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I have one too. Someone has probably chaged the clock by turning the hands - BAD IDEA! THe clock should only be advanced by turing the center stem that the hands are attached to. Turn the stem until you get a chime on the hour, say thrre o'clock. Now move only the hands to match the chimed time and it should correct the problem for all hour and half-hour chimes.

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Thanks for contacting FixYa.
I wish I had an aswer for you but I dont. Here is a link for a repair man that has an 800 # toll free to call for estimate.
http://clock-repair.net/site-map/seth-thomas-clock-repair/

Best regards. Jewel

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Hi pbardua,
I suggest that you need to remove the the first Left weight and see if the clock will run normal again since you mentioned it was not connected before you took possession of it.
Remove the Left Weight and see first if thing will run fine on the clock, must be a reason why the first owner never connected the Left Weight.
Won't hurt to try.

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