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How do you determine what side of the chain that the weight goes on to affect which way the clock turns - at this time the chain is completely off the wheel - clock was recently packed and moved cross countryt - and trying to reset it. Clock is a Howard Miller grandfather clock, Model #610-182

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We would like to talk you through this problem.

If you want to call, My number is on my profile.

I am available afternoon Feb 25 you are welcome to call.

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David

http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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REGULATION TIPS FOR THE 400-day and 1000-day clocks


CLOCK REGULATION TIPS FOR THE ROTATING REGULATOR
These Regulations tips are useful for regulating the rotating regulator. This is to include most 400-day and 1000-day clocks.
The following information is copied from SCHATZ (tm) OWNER'S HANDBOOK.
Time Regulation Tip:
On the top of the pendulum is a disk on which numbers are engraved 1 - 16 and two arrows marked F - S. The small indicator hand will be pointing to a number on the disk at which the clock was regulated before leaving the factory. Should you find it necessary to regulate the clock, observe the number to which the indicator hand points. The distance between each number is equivalent to 1/2 minute in 24 hours + or -.
FRROM MY PERSONAL SHOP NOTES:
If your clock loses two minutes per day [24 hours] and the indicator hand points to number 8 on the disk - move the disk in the direction of the arrow marked F until the indicator hand will point to number 1.
NOTE:
Before attempting adjustments to the regulator disk, first lock the pendulums by using the lever located on the front of the base. By so doing, you will avoid damage to the delicate suspension wire while turning the regulating disk.
Keep A Regulation Record:
Keeping a short Record of regulation and maintenance on your clock will make it much easier for you to keep it well with in its optimum time-keeping ability. We have found that using the guideline below helps.
Date: +/- in min: How much adjust in Degrees +/-: Personal Notes:
We recommend logging only the times the clock was wound, and any time the clock is regulated or reset.
Times of regulation will include any time the clock has exceeded a 3 to 5 minute error.
Use only ONE form of time references for this, a QUARTZ clock that is known for keeping good time is recommended.
Over time you may find the clock needs only slight regulation; for example, if it has run for approximately 3 weeks and the error rate is under 3 minutes adjust regulator only slightly or simply RE-set.
TEMPERATURE and SEASONAL CHANGES
Temperature fluctuation can affect the time-keeping abilities of your clock.
Never allow direct sun light to come in contact with your clock. This will over heat the clock and it will not only affect the time-keeping qualities, but also dry out the oil and cause premature servicing requirements.
SPECIAL NOTES: REGULATION TENDENCIES
It is very difficult to look at the hands of an analog clock and still determine if the clock is running correctly, therefore I recommend allowing the time error rate on the clock to remain UN-touched until the error rate has exceeded + or - 3 to 5 minutes. This is because 1 minute is very difficult to observe and calculate effectively.
One little known fact about the Rotating Regulator: After the clock is restarted it can take up to 3 or 4 hours for the pendulum to settle down into regular beat rate. Example: If the pendulum is under rotated the clock will run fast and will take some time to bring it up to speed. If over rotated it will run slow. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE: Look at the actual clock time and reset it as closely as possible to real time after the clock has run for about 3 to 4 hours but don't disturb the pendulum. ONLY RESET THE CLOCK IF the actual clock time is off by 1 or 3 minutes.
If you must reset the clock every 3 to 4 weeks, and it is FOR EXAMPLE always slow, Slightly RE-Regulate the clock to compensate for this rate of error. Simply reset the clock several times just to make sure that no mistakes are made.
How to Calculate the Adjustment:
Calculating how much to turn the regulating nut on the rotating pendulum by using the following calculations.
Link to data base located at http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/Regulate.html
 
Hope this tip helps.
r/David

on Feb 17, 2010 | Watches

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BOUGHT AN OLD GER CUCKOO CLOCK. ITS A REGULATOR STYLE. ONE CHAIN WORKS BUT THE OTHER PULLS THEN SLIPS, AND WONT HOLD THE WEIGHT.DO I TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE AND LOOK AT IT SIDEWAYS?CANT SEE PULLEYS


Probably a minor problem, but a gear must be jammed, that allows the chain to go up & down.. See if you can see with a pinpoint flashlight before you disassemble the workings.. write down what you take out as you do it. Make a diagram, & reassemble.

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My clock will only run with added weight on the clock chain. I added the cuckoo bird weight to the clock weight chain and it keeps good time. If I remove the added weight it will stop.


I think your clock needs to be lubricated. A special light weight oil in a syringe will do the job. Just a little bit will Do.

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Not sure if first attempt went through so i will try again. We were moving a sligh grandfather clock and the brass weights fell and the weights inside came out which weights go in which brass?


with most old clocks the weights were a means of moving the gears in the clock instead of using a spring
If I am right , to wind up the clock you pulled one lot of weights down and the weights then slowly changed positions from one up to one down
normally the lh weight is the wind up weight and is slightly lighter the than the rh weight
your problem will be determining the correct weight for the rh side as too heavy and the clock will gain time and too light will loose time

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Timing is off bad on the cuckoo part of the clock. It won't stop and runs till the weight hits the ground.


We had the problem with ours when I was a kid. What we did on ours was to turn the hands until the clock cuckoos. Then we removed the hands from the stem and placed them back at the correct time. Hopefully, you can remove the hands from the stem without a problem. Don't force it however. Good luck.

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