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Dufa grandfather clock not working

Stops running after 15minutes

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SOURCE: I inherited a grandfather clock which runs slow

You have to adjust the bob on pendulum. If the clock is slow, the bob on the rod must be pushed up. If the clock is fast, the bob must be pushed down. Do adjustments bit by bit, day by day till the clock is keeping time. If all this does not work, you may need to replace suspension spring (if there is any). If there are no suspension spring, the clock may need proffessional attention.

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SOURCE: grandfather clock pendulum keeps stopping Clock is fully wound. How to check& fix issue?

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