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Electric clock time runs fast

My clock worked fine until recently and suddenly starting gaining several hours in 24 hrs it is alarm clock only and says model 22651 on botrtom i could replace it with a new one for a few dollars but i have this overwhelming desire to make it work

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  • Michael N Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with 2 different LCD electric clocks. Both just started running fast, but not all the time. They can work fine for a day or so and the next thing I know one or the other is hours fast. I have tried them in different outlets and it doesn't make a difference. Someone told me it could be that the electric service isn't producing a constant 60 cycles. This can make some older clocks run fast- but they worked fine for years. Maybe I'll try calling me electric company to see if they have any idea what the problem could be.

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