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It has to be started by hand..or move clock in a right to left sliding motion.. if this fails the swing mechanism is dead

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

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SOURCE: Bergen Enkheim Clock won't stop chiming. The

It sounds as though part of the mechanism that controls the chiming is jammed. This could be caused by dirt or wear.

I suggest you have the clock cleaned as a first step and ask if there is any sign of damage.


Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: The pendulum stopped swinging...the clock and

Hi
This clock short of needing a full service may simply be out of beat.

Taken from my web page located at:
http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/CLOCK_BEAT.htm

"HOW TO PUT YOUR CLOCK IN BEAT"
-Included below is a 10-second sound <snip> of a clock both in and out of beat.

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IN BEAT ////////\\\\ OUT OF BEAT
· Turn on your sound and click on the clocks above for a sound clip.

-One little known fact is that a clock does not have to be level to be in beat. I had a customer that had a mantel clock in an old farm house, it was brought in for repairs and sent back running great just one problem: I put the clock in beat on a level surface [a small problem] because the mantel it had set on for it's entire life was not level. I had to literally go to the house to put it in beat where it sat.
-I have often found most Grandfather or floor clocks are set up out of level and put in beat where they stand, This is fine.
-As I'm sure we now realize a clock must be in beat but not always level to function properly.
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· Above is the verge with a slip clutch.
· Often found on Grandfather clocks and requires only a long swing to get it in beat.

-To get the clock on the right side in beat you would need to push the verge assembly to the left.
-If it must be bent to put it in beat, do it slightly, but don't bend any of the suspension parts.

R/ David

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: the clock time cannot be set on a

You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.



GOTO:
http://www.nawcc.org/business-directory/

Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.




Hope this tip helps

R/
David

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: the pendulum won't continue to

This could be for too many reasons. It will not be possible to fix this without taking it to a qualified watch repairer who will be able to take a look and determine the exact fault.

It could be a blockage in the train of wheels.
It could be a broken balance staff or mal-adjusted balance spring.
May be broken palets or mainspring - the list goes on and on.

Find a local trustworthy watch repairer and they will give you a free estimate in most cases.

Best of luck.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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SOURCE: pendulum will not stay swinging on mantle clock

check out the link below
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps6dPxoxe9c

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