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Halo Grandfather Clock won't chime hour

Hi some one was setting the time on my clock. and about the 2nd time around it stopped chiming the hour sound at all. it still chimes every 1/4 hour. fine and it was all working great until trying to set . also it was stopped every 1/4 hour to let catch up. can anyone please help, TY.

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In my eyes there are two kinds, ones that are a real grandfather clock that runs on gravity using a series of weights and gears with different counterweights for chimes and running the clock itself, and there are the show pieces that look like a grandfather clock but run on newer tech and electronics. If a real one then would try first pulling the weights to the top. They are usually shaped into a pinecone or something. If weight is at bottom them have to pull corresponding chain with weight till the weight is at the top of case. As "time" goes by the weights lower. You should have different counterweights for the clock, chimes, dancing figures and whatever else it may have. All the weights move at different "speeds" so you have to keep an eye on them to make sure it keeps correct time. I would recommend consulting the manufacturer if possible. There are so many kinds out there is really hard to tell by such a short video.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

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  • Sally borslien Dec 17, 2014

    Sorry for the typo it's a Gazo Grandfather Clock it is cable driven has tubular chimes and 3 weights. And it's at least 50 years old. Everything works great , it keeps time, it chimes every 1/4 hour the weights come down almost in sync and the pendulum works great I just don't hear the the big loud chimes on the hour anymore. I will try and get a better video. Thank you.

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    George Robles Dec 17, 2014

    ok. if you have tools and are not afraid to use them I would suggest you join the NAWCC so you can have free access to their research library staff.

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    George Robles Dec 17, 2014

    you should be able to find everything you need there.

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    George Robles Dec 17, 2014

    I think is a bad spring on one of the chime hammers or the catch to "pull it back"

  • George Robles
    George Robles Dec 17, 2014

    of course, it could need some cleaning and a little oil.

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