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Howard Miller GF clock - Model= Lansbury Chimes not in sync with correct time. C himes never chime more than 5 or 6 times. Tried turning minute hand back 12 hours to self correct but it doesn't help. Any suggestions? Problem started after clocked stopped and I tried to start again. I turned the chimes to silent on both sides and turned minute hand back to correct time.

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  • rteodosio Sep 11, 2010

    It was stopped for about 4 hours. It has been running over a week now and the chimes are still out of sync. I have tried moving minute hand back 12 hours and that has worked in the past but not this time.

  • rteodosio Sep 12, 2010

    It is 12 yrs old and never been cleaned. It is keeping correct time. Would spraying condensed air hurt the clock? I have a repair service nearby. It has not been moved.

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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?

Thanks
Tim

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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    Tim Grayson Sep 12, 2010

    Hmm in that case some larger issue is going on with your clock. It should take no more than a few hours of correct operation for the chimes to sync up. Nothing has changed about the clock such as the position it is in or anything of that nature I assume, correct? If not, then it sounds like it may need a cleaning, which is routine maintenance that should be done every few years, but some clocks can go for many years without issue.


    You will want to use this link and locate a service center or technician in your area that is certified with Howard Miller to check it out (and if it doesn't need cleaning they will definitely address the issue, regardless of what it is). It is to difficult to say with certainty without seeing it in person, but there is something definitely going on with this clock.


    Also, it is keeping correct time though? I believe it is but just want to make sure.


    Oh yes, here is the link to find a service person in your area:


    http://cql.howardmiller.com/HM/ServiceCe...

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 12, 2010

    Condensed air definitely should not hurt anything, and is worth a try but I don't think it will make a difference. The mechanism that probably needs the cleaning is pretty fair inside the device... It is recommended to get a cleaning every 3-4 years by Howard Miller which is probably overkill, but if it's 12 years old it is definitely a good idea to have it serviced as it greatly extends the life of the clock. Considering it's keeping time just fine I would bet that the service you need is minimal and shouldn't hardly cost much at all.


    Thanks
    Tim






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