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Metamec spring driven pendelem clock won't chime how can I resolve this problem

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Mine won't chime any more and a repair man tells me a part has worn out and needs replacing. Over time they all wear out.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

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Hello Dave Hart,

Had never heard of METAMEC before... (love chimes)

So I looked it up... (UK, very popular)...

Without much trouble to find legions of clock lovers on the
internet... with whole movements, parts, bits & spares...

and even trouble ADVICE (see below)
Trouble shooting your spring driven clock movement

Basic tools and a great clock oil are available on
the referenced site... and AMAZON or eBay...

and LIBERTY synthetic (clock) oil...
Amazon com Liberty Oil the Best 100 Synthetic Oil for Lubricating Your...

Oil Service Tools
The rule is when you are done you should see as much oil as you saw going in... Apply SPARINGLY
Amazon com Clock Service Kit For Grandfather Clocks Mantle Clock And Wall...

Just a final word...
keeping in mind I have never even heard of
METAMEC... rekeying or replacing a spring in a clock
is only slightly more difficult than putting a new tape
in a TAPEMEASURE...

Hope this helps.

Carnac the Magnificent

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

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