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Grandfather clock chimes will not work - need pics of how to fix it the centre weight works but the right and left do not no 1/4, 1/2 3/4 and hour chime sound. I think I have would it too tight or it is stuck in the middle of a chime when resetting the time Thanks for your help. Cheers Heather

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    It appears the two outside weights are wound too tight . How do you unwind them

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SOURCE: Elgin grandfather clock chimes not working

I'm not positive about this, but I seem to recall that these type of clocks have two "silence levers" on the movement. These levers are located at the upper left and upper right corners of the movement as you face the movement from the back. The movement back panel has to be removed if it has one.

If the levers are pushed toward the chime rods, they will silence the hour or musical chime, depending on which one it is. I believe the silence levers are supposed to be moved away from the chime rods so the rods can retract and then strike the chime bars.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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I have one too. Someone has probably chaged the clock by turning the hands - BAD IDEA! THe clock should only be advanced by turing the center stem that the hands are attached to. Turn the stem until you get a chime on the hour, say thrre o'clock. Now move only the hands to match the chimed time and it should correct the problem for all hour and half-hour chimes.

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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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SOURCE: timex westminster anniversary chime clock doesn't chime correct number

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.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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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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