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1, Wind the clock. If the pendulum still does not swing, check the hands of the clock. If the hands are touching each other, push the hour hand gently toward the clock face. If the hands still touch, gently bend the minute hand away from the clock face.

2. Examine the swing of the pendulum. If it moves, and then stops, or if it swings erratically, the clock is probably off-balance. Gently tilt the clock to one side and restart the pendulum.
Watch the swing of the pendulum. If it stops again or continues to swing erratically, try tilting the clock in the opposite direction. Tilt the clock at various angles, on each side, and front and back, until the pendulum runs smoothly and regularly.

Note the clock position in which the pendulum swings freely. Place a wedge underneath the clock in the place needed to maintain this angle. If a wedge alone will not hold the Seth Thomas grandfather clock in the proper position, try lifting the clock slightly up against the wall.

Use a screwdriver to attach a bracket to the wall at the appropriate position. Additional brackets may be needed depending on the angle required. It may also be necessary to employ a combination of wedges and brackets.




Posted on May 28, 2011

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Hi pbardua,
I suggest that you need to remove the the first Left weight and see if the clock will run normal again since you mentioned it was not connected before you took possession of it.
Remove the Left Weight and see first if thing will run fine on the clock, must be a reason why the first owner never connected the Left Weight.
Won't hurt to try.

Posted on Jul 17, 2011

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I have a Dakota Daniels grandfather clock. The chimes work, the pendulum works, but the clock hands don't move.


Change the batteries. The weight makes the pendulum and chimes work, but the clock in this thing is battery operated :>)

Accurate hourly Westminster chime movement tolls the hour - Automatic night shut off
  • Cathedral pediment, blue moon metal dial with raised roman numerals
  • Cathedral pediment, blue moon metal dial with raised roman numerals
  • Pendulum, weights and chains are made out of metal - Real tempered glass
  • Sturdy construction - Made of MDF & solid wood - Batteries (3-AA & 2-C) not included


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    Dec 12, 2016 | Dakota 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


    on Jan 22, 2010 | Watches

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    I purchased a Howard Miller grandfather clock and the clock is keeping time but pendulum is barely moving. What's the problem?


    Hi Pam,
    I have a Howard Miller Grandfather clock and the pendulum swings very slowly and from far left to far right travels only about three inches at best. It doesn't need to move any more than that to make the "Verge" move the "Escape Wheel" to rotate the gears to keep the hands moving at the correct tick.
    Howard Miller Grandfather Clock

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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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    Not sure if first attempt went through so i will try again. We were moving a sligh grandfather clock and the brass weights fell and the weights inside came out which weights go in which brass?


    with most old clocks the weights were a means of moving the gears in the clock instead of using a spring
    If I am right , to wind up the clock you pulled one lot of weights down and the weights then slowly changed positions from one up to one down
    normally the lh weight is the wind up weight and is slightly lighter the than the rh weight
    your problem will be determining the correct weight for the rh side as too heavy and the clock will gain time and too light will loose time

    Dec 10, 2015 | Watches

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    Re: Galleria / Metro Grandfather Clocck. W/ pendulum on lower hanger clock runs slow. W/ pendulum on upper hanger clock runs fast. How can I adjust so it will keep correct time, or should I take it to a...


    Most grandfather/grandmother clocks have an adjustable screw on the weight to slightly extend it or shorten it to satisfy the equation of pendulum swing. the shorter the swing (arc distance) the faster the clock, the longer the swing the longer the time. Check to see if you can adjust the weight up or down on the hanger.

    Jan 01, 2011 | Watches

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    Coaster model 900723 grandfather clock doesn't keep time


    Everybody should know that the coaster clocks discussed here run on batteries. The timing mechanisms, the chimes as well as the pendulum all are powered by a battery. Changing the speed of the pendulum is impossible because there is no adjustment. Besides, it wouldn't matter anyway. The pendulum has now affect on the clock's ability to keep accurate time. It is purely aesthetic. This is a pretty cool looking clock and even has weights, but those are also purely aesthetic and do not move the way a classic grandfather clock weight would move. The moments with these clocks are not designed to be worked on. These clocks are relatively inexpensive (approximately $300) but do add a nice look to your home. Grandfather clocks snobs would say though; this is not a true timepiece. They're right... Sorry._1513.jpg

    Nov 20, 2010 | Watches

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    How do you determine what side of the chain that the weight goes on to affect which way the clock turns - at this time the chain is completely off the wheel - clock was recently packed and moved cross...


    We would like to talk you through this problem.

    If you want to call, My number is on my profile.

    I am available afternoon Feb 25 you are welcome to call.

    R/
    David

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    Feb 25, 2010 | Watches

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    The pendulum stopped swinging...the clock and chimes work well


    Hi
    This clock short of needing a full service may simply be out of beat.

    Taken from my web page located at:
    http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/CLOCK_BEAT.htm

    "HOW TO PUT YOUR CLOCK IN BEAT"
    -Included below is a 10-second sound <snip> of a clock both in and out of beat.

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    IN BEAT ////////\\\\ OUT OF BEAT
    · Turn on your sound and click on the clocks above for a sound clip.

    -One little known fact is that a clock does not have to be level to be in beat. I had a customer that had a mantel clock in an old farm house, it was brought in for repairs and sent back running great just one problem: I put the clock in beat on a level surface [a small problem] because the mantel it had set on for it's entire life was not level. I had to literally go to the house to put it in beat where it sat.
    -I have often found most Grandfather or floor clocks are set up out of level and put in beat where they stand, This is fine.
    -As I'm sure we now realize a clock must be in beat but not always level to function properly.
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    · Above is the verge with a slip clutch.
    · Often found on Grandfather clocks and requires only a long swing to get it in beat.

    -To get the clock on the right side in beat you would need to push the verge assembly to the left.
    -If it must be bent to put it in beat, do it slightly, but don't bend any of the suspension parts.

    R/ David

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    I have a cuckoo clock bought a rew years ago in Blackforest Germany when i visited the place. One of the chains has slipped off the wheel and so I am not able to pull it for winding. The chain is simply...


    Do it yourself. There is no need for any repairs - you just have to put the chain back on wheel. Take a look on another chain in the clock and put the slipped chain back on wheel exactly in the same way as another chain. Use tweezers to reach the chain.

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    Mar 27, 2009 | Watches

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