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I can't set the clock. The hands keep turning and

I can't set the clock. The hands keep turning and stop at 12:00. How do I set this atomic clock?

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    RESET USING RESET BUTTON BUT GOES BACK TO NOON!

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    same problem

  • Suzbluafyuz Apr 15, 2009

    We have the same problem. The old battery was apparently dying, and the second hand was moving very slowly, and we couldn't set it to the correct time. After putting in a new battery, the clock set itself to 12:00 and we can't get it to set to Central Standard Time.

  • Suzbluafyuz Apr 22, 2009

    I was able to set the time, but it only stayed at the correct time (Central Standard) for a little while, and then it reset itself to one hour earlier. We're on Daylight Savings time now, but the clock won't let me set to the correct time. Don't know how to correct it.

  • browneyes397 Apr 30, 2009

    same problem. technology could be so stressful sometimes.

  • dwehayward Apr 30, 2009

    IT is a new clock when I hit the set on it it just goes around untill it gets to the 12:00 then stops. It acts as though it is searching for a signal.

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Look at the bottom right of the back of the clock and find the "M Set" button. Simply hold it down and the clock will move (very slowly). When it gets to the correct time, let go of the button. After that, the radio controlled shoul dcontrol should correct any minor differences in time.
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I have a toll free number. You can try it: 1-800-242-6300

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