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I have had my Howard Miller clock since1988 and it has stopped . I can start the pendulum and it will swing for about five minutes and stop.

Pendulum stopped and will not swing. The clock has not been moved. I can start the pendulum and it will swing for about five minutes and stop. What is wrong?

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    Carolyn McIntosh Jan 01, 2017

    The clock has not been moved.

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When was the last time it was serviced? The movement probably needs a good cleaning and/or oiling.
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