I have an old Taylor remote recording thermograph with a clock drive mechanism that is no longer working. On the underside of the unit is written "HAYDEN General Time Corp, Torrington CT, pats 2300785, 2334040, 2353305." I assume that your company manufactured the clock drive and I was wondering if you would be able to repair or replace it. The thermograph itself is working just fine but Taylor Weather Instruments no longer supports nor manufactures this instrument. Thank you for your attention.
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If your cuckoo runs too fast or slow, the best way to correct this problem is to set your cuckoo to an accurate watch or clock. After 24 hours, record how many minutes your cuckoo is running too fast or slow. Then adjust the bob up or down the pendulum stick to change the pendulms effective length. You'll need to take an educated guess as to the distance. Reset the cuckoo minute hand time to your watch or clock again. Repeat this process every 24 hours, recording the results, and readjusting the bob until you are within 3 minutes of the correct time. Then, switch from recording every day to recording every week. Use the same process described, recording the time difference, adjusting the bob up or down every week, until the cuckoo is accurate within approximately 3 minutes per week. Remember, mechanical cuckoo clocks are not as accurate as quartz or electric clocks! A three minute error per week is not bad. Maybe you can do better. What you are attempting to do is to obtain is the best timekeeping possible from your cuckoo clock. Afterwards, you will still need to sychronize the cuckoo (coo coo) clock minute hand to an accurate clock or watch, each week or as desired.
Mechanical clocks need periodic servicing. After so many years, even a well treated clock will have internal oil congeal and cause the clock to not run. I suspect your clock needs to be cleaned and rejoined to run properly.
I operate a clock service and repair shop.
Do you mean the RDR-VX560 DVD recorder/VCR combo? With the original remote for the recorder, you need to press System Menu (which is the left button on the row of large buttons above the arrow key circle). Then use the arrow keys to select Setup, press Enter and then select Clock Set. (Press Stop before attempting to access the System Menu. Then make sure that the remote is in the same mode as the recorder. The Command Mode for the recorder is set from the system menu as well. The remote can be reset by pressing and holding Enter, then press and hold 1, 2, or 3. Hold both the enter and the digit listed for 3+ seconds.)
To provide more help, I need more information about your Digital Stream remote. I'm not sure if there is a button that will match the System Menu and the Command Mode on your remote.
I have an old Nak TM-1 with the same problem....I have isolated ot to the MPC cable connecting the two units; specifically, just outside of the back of the main box. Seems like an intermittent 'short,' even though there is no actual motion of this cable over the years. It mpc's-into the remote unit, but is hard-wired to the base unit. Anyone know if I can order/locate a replacement cable?
1) Does the remote have batteries? See other posts that describe how to do this (4 screws in back need to be removed). Temperature should be displayed in small window of the sending unit if it's working. 2) Hold Channel button for 3 seconds until it beeps - the unit then searches for a signal.
I take it that the clock displayed with this problem if not a 22717 model. The one I have sighted is a digital clock. Generally, you need to hold down the "time" button and also press the "hours" and "mins" buttons at the same time to set the time. If this is not how your clock appears, please give me the button names and I can write a method of changing the time for you.