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I have an Elgin Westminister Quartz Chime clock. Everything works fine, except the pendulum does not swing, anymore. Can I fix this or can I buy parts to fix this problem?

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    Kennynva T. Apr 27, 2014

    There are new one's at Clockparts.com...I seen the pendulum kits there...

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I have a clock with a pendulum and it has two batteries, one for the clock and one for the pendulum.

Perhaps your is the same?

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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