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My husband advanced the minute hand without stopping for clock to chime. now clock chimes once on the hour(12) and chimes number of whatever hour on the 1/2 hour(6). it's a seth thomas regul

My husband advanced the minute hand without stopping for clock to chime. now clock chimes once on the hour(12) and chimes number of whatever hour on the 1/2 hour(6). it's a seth thomas regulator clock cica 1920. how do i fix it so chiming are correct?

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How long has the clock been running for since it stopped? Sometimes it takes a few cycles before they sync back up... How long was it "stopped" for?

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Thanks for contacting FixYa.
I wish I had an aswer for you but I dont. Here is a link for a repair man that has an 800 # toll free to call for estimate.
http://clock-repair.net/site-map/seth-thomas-clock-repair/

Best regards. Jewel

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Take the batteries out from the base, where the chime mechanism is. Wait till it gets close (20 seconds till) to a specific hour time, like 8:00 or 9:00, replace the batteries for the chime mechanism. And then count the chimes at the hour. If they are correct, you are set. If they are incorrect, turn the time back 15 minutes before the hour and bring it right back and monitor the chimes again. Hopefully this should fix it. Please post the results.

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