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Put new movement in grandfather clock. its keeping time but wont chime

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You probably already checked this, but look at the chime silencer switch, usually just a little shitch on the face near the 9 o'clock position.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

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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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SOURCE: Problems with Howard Miller dual chime dual west and Beeth movement clock

If you manually set the time, the chimes will be off unless you wait for the chiming to finish before continuing to turn the hands.

Press the TEST button to get the correct number of chimes in synch with the actual time.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Shontek clock movement from Sam's club not keeping time

Were you able to repair your clock ? I have the same 24" clock from Sam's Club and have given up on finding the Shontek DM2720 movement. Please let me know.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Have a Galleria Grandfather clock thats chimes are

try movinging the hour hand to the time the chimes are chimeing at

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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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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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.

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