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Chimes are nine minutes slow

Chimes at 9 min. after the hour 24,39 etc.
Hour hand is aligned properly at top of the hour
Is there any way to adjust this?

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Take the minute hand off and turn hand over. There is a brass bushing that attaches to the aluminum hand. Take a small screw driver and place in the square hole of the brass bushing. Turn either direction and test on the minute post of the clock. Keep adjusting until the clock chimes right on the 1/4 hour position. Make sure to put the hand back on the right 1/4 hour.

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