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Wrong time on Emerson Smart Set clock

I have 2 clocks. One is 5 minutes off and the other is 10 minutes off. I know I can manually change the time, but don't think I should have to do this. Unplugging and replugging no help. Why is this happening? And how can I fix it ??

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  • davekath Nov 20, 2008

    my clock is running 5 min slow and i don't know how to fix it unplugging it and repluggind does not help

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have two radios and both of mine are two minutes slow

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This is a problem with the clocks tuning crystal. Digital clocks have a crystal that is tuned to run at a certain frequency to keep the clock working correctly. These clocks have a problem with that crystal keeping the frequency locked at the correct working frequency. This problem will sometimes cause the clocks to run fast due to a running frequency higher than the regulated frequency and sometime slow due to a running frequency running lower than the regulated frequency. The only way to fix this problem is to either adjust the crystals frequency to the correct frequency and lock it. Or change the crystal. Both these types of service require tools and test equipment to fix the problem. This is usually best handled by a service center. The Emerson customer support telephone number is 1-800-898-9020. Give them the make and model number of your clock radio and ask them for assistance. I hope this information helps you with your problem.

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Some people like to set their clocks 5 to 10 minutes fast to make sure that they will alwaysbeontime.EventhoughtheSmartSet® setsthetimebyitself,youstillhave the option of adjusting the time manually if you wish.
To manually adjust the time display depress and hold the TIME button, and press either the SET (Up) or SET (Down) buttons to adjust the time display ahead or back as desired.
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