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The left and right weights won`t move - just the center weight, and the clock won`t chime .

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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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