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Cuckoo Clock Time is correct But cukoo's 5 Minutes early

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Stop the pendulum, On the front of the cuckoo clock hands is a nut, undo the nut and gently take off the minute hand only. At the back of the minute hand is a brass insert, very gently try and turn this insert very gently, then replace the hand and fasten. Take the minute hand, turn to the half past and let it cuckoo, then take it to the hour and see how close you are. Very small movements at a time!!!! ALWAYS MOVE THE MINUTE HAND CLOCKWISE ONLY!!!!!!! For more information you can email me Yvonne yvonne.finch@gmail.com

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Try to remove minute hand and replace back on shaft at a position 5 minutes earlier than what you removed it at

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My clock will only run with added weight on the clock chain. I added the cuckoo bird weight to the clock weight chain and it keeps good time. If I remove the added weight it will stop.


I think your clock needs to be lubricated. A special light weight oil in a syringe will do the job. Just a little bit will Do.

Jun 23, 2016 | Watches

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Cuckoo Clock Repair


CUCKOO CLOCK
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REGULATION AND REPAIR TIPS

REF: 30 hour and 8 day clock
[From my shop notes:]
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{FACT}
-1/8 inch movement of the pendulum bob is equal to about 3 min per 24 hours running.
-To increase the time of the clock, move pendulum up.
-To slow down the time move, pendulum down.

Regulation notes:
These novel clocks are at best only a "fair" time-keeper. You can expect 100 to 120 sec per 30-hour winding period. I recommend that if it is within a few minutes per winding, simply RE-set the time.

-The regulation obstacles are obvious:
1. Open pendulum, this allows even the slightest breeze from a fan, ceiling fan or even cross-winds inside your house to affect both time qualities and/or its running ability.
2. The Pendulum material is wooden, and sensitive to climatic condition, during times of high humidity the clock will slow down.




REPAIR TIPS:

1. Recommend regular servicing every 2 to 3 years for these unique clocks, mostly due to the fact that the movement is open to the elements (dust and dirt is easily deposited on the movement).
2. Sometimes the clock is "over weighted", meaning that the actual weight is to heavy for the clock. I have seen some very new clocks with the wrong weights added. Instead of the clock simply stopping after the lubrication qualities are gone it continues to run and ruined the bushings.
-To find the correct weight of a newly serviced clock, you can use a small scale. Anchor it to the floor, connect chain to the top end, wind it until it is more than double the weight of the existing weights, and then start the clock to running after the clock stops running, X's the weight figure on the scale by multiplying 1.25 or 1.35 X's the weight figure on the scale by 25 to 35 % maximum = the amount needed. [Example scale indicator is on 1 lb x 25% = 1.25 lb




BELLOW REPAIR:


-Unfortunately many repair persons have opted to simply replace the bellow, this is unfortunate because it can so easily be repaired.

-I use a "RE-COVERING BELLOWS" kit.

-This kit comes with bellow replacement material, glue, one wooden handling tool and great instructions.
DO NOT attempt to simply patch work this, it is not fair to the customer and it will not work long.

THE CHAIN:

If needed, don't be afraid to replace the chain as they are easily ordered and replaced. Most cost about $3 to $4 a piece.

The problems are:

-If there is a child, pet, or adult in the house, the chain can be stretched. If the chain becomes damaged, it will get hung up inside the clock. "Even one damaged link can stop the clock."
-Wrong size chain {the differences between 72 links per foot and 67 links per foot are easily confused). Recommend actually laying the chain on the chain drive gear and seeing if it fits.


MUSIC BOX GOVERNORS:image008.jpg


Clean and oil only. Check the pivots if worn. Don't waste your time to try and repair, just replace the Governor. Only the actual music drum can be sleeved with a new bushing. Cost for a new governor is about $25. Well worth having a few assorted governors in stock.
-If a complete replacement is necessary, the cost is about $40 to $50.

Hope this tip helps.
R/ David

http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/CUCKOO.htm


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I need instructions for Acctim FELDBURG Cuckoo Wall Clock


Hi, not much info on this clock specifically. This might help though :)


Instructions Quartz Cuckoo Clocks

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I just got a radford exchange purr-fect moments kitten cuckoo clock and the clock movement doesn't work. I need to get a new clock movement with the wire that connects it to the bird sounds unit of th


There are several companies that sell that movement , just google clock movements and they have a chart with spec to match yours. I have replaced several in my time, its pretty easy

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I have a cuckoo clock . Time is 11 and the cuckoo chimes 8 times . What do I do? It's a non mechanical clock


If the clock is chiming like this it means that the hour hand is out. GENTLY loosen the hands, place the hour hand on the hour that the clock has chimed then fasten the hands in place. Gently move the minute hand clockwise Only, and check each hour that it strikes right. If the cuckoo has a button at the back use that instead. For more information email me at yvonne.finch@gmail.com

Mar 08, 2013 | Watches

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Timing is off bad on the cuckoo part of the clock. It won't stop and runs till the weight hits the ground.


We had the problem with ours when I was a kid. What we did on ours was to turn the hands until the clock cuckoos. Then we removed the hands from the stem and placed them back at the correct time. Hopefully, you can remove the hands from the stem without a problem. Don't force it however. Good luck.

Feb 01, 2013 | Watches

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Elgin Anniversary clock chimes early


take the big hand off and move it back one square on the shaft

Nov 11, 2012 | Watches

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How to sync. an old Black Forest cuckoo clock.


Suppose the cuckoo is calling three and the time is showing eleven, then to synchronize, simply stop the clock till the time is the same as the bird (three) and restart the clock at that time.


If the error persisys, then pull off the hour hand, and replace it at the synchonized time.

Jul 13, 2012 | Watches

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Kaiser clock model kc-2. The cuckoo doesn't go off on the hour and I want to know how to set it so the cuckoo will go off on the hour.


remove the batheries and then advance the mintue hand slowly until you hear a clicking noice then remove both the hour and minute hand and place both at 12 oclock high postion advance the minute hand again to confirm you hear the click noise when the minute hand is at 12 and the hour hand is at 1. then replace batteries and the clock should cuckoo properly on each hour,,,,,best regards

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