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

Howard Miller... | Answered on Oct 03, 2016

Clock oil, and a very small drop on each bushing, and pivot not on the gears in between the plates. Do not get oil on the hair spring if it has a balance wheel escapement. After oiling it's good to wiggle each gear back and forth to work the oil in. Good Luck in your adventure.

Howard Miller... | Answered on Jul 15, 2016

The easiest way to set the moon dial is to find out when the last full moon was, then turn the moon dial by hand to where the moon is straight up under the 15, then move it clockwise on click per day since full moon. If the last full moon was last Fri., and today is the following Tues. then you would move it a click for sat., one for sun, one for mon. and one for Tues. If you try to turn the dial, and it resists, wait till a couple hours later. Hope this helps

Howard Miller... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

Try pulling the batteries out, set the clock to 5:45 then put the batteries back in. Set the time to 6:00 and count how many times it strikes. If it strikes 6 then your good. If it strikes a different number say 5, take the batteries back out, and set the clock to 4:45 then put the batteries back it, set clock to 5 and count the strike. Most quartz clocks reset their chimes to 5:00 when new batteries are installed regardless of the time shown on the face. I hope this helps. Good Luck.

Howard Miller... | Answered on Jan 24, 2015

You'd have to take the dial off so you can see what's going on in there. Your movement, (probably a Kieninger) has what's called a rack and snail that determines how many times the clock strikes.
It sounds like either the racks being prevented from falling further than the five position. It may just need to be cleaned, and oiled (with clock oil), or something may be damaged.
It would probably be less hassle if you called a clock shop to service it for you. If It were in front of me I could tell you more.
Good Luck

Howard Miller... | Answered on Jan 24, 2015

If your mechanically inclined, and are feeling a bit adventurous you could purchase a bottle of Clock oil from either your local clock shop, or online. A small bottle will last a long time.
It's best to let the clock run completely down first. Set your time to 12:00, remove the hand nut that holds the minute hand on, and remove the minute hand. Remove the hour hand by pulling out away from the dial. Look inside the case, and remove the screws that hold the movement in the case. Remove the movement carefully making sure not to touch the escapement. Now you have access to all the bushings (small dots where the gear arbors show through the plates) front, and back. Clean off any buildup you see on the bushings with say a cotton swab, toothbrush, pipe cleaner, and a descent remover. I use Goof Off if I'm out in the field cleaning a floor clock. After your sure you've wiped off all residue you now put a very small drop of oil on each bushing. Now work the oil in by using a pair of tweezers to wiggle each gear back and forth between the plates. Do not get oil on the gears them selves just the bushings on the out side of the plates. Now put it back in the case with the screws you removed, put the hour hand back on positioned at the 12, put the hour hand back on also positioned at the 12 so it's showing 12:00, and tighten the nut finger tight. Don't over tighten.
Winder up, set the time, and see how it goes. Buzz has the better idea though, and your local clock shop could probably use the business. Good Luck

Howard Miller... | Answered on Jan 24, 2015

In a quartz movement clock, with a problem like this, the chime box (or whole movement) will need to be replaced. Timesavers.con carries a large selection of chiming quarts movements.

Howard Miller... | Answered on Mar 02, 2014

maybe you could get the fire dept to come by and test for high co levels. sounds to me like you need to

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remember your posts are not threaded here so keep them all as one for the same issue

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I am no expert on such matters but I hear it isn't easy even with modern radar and satellite observation though of course much depends on the size of the vessel, the construction and the range you wish to track it as well as whether you are fixed or mobile and your elevation.

The best way is to place a radio beacon aboard and have at least three listening stations equipped with direction-finding receiving equipment.

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with a voltage tester aka multimeter set to dc volts

Home | Answered on Nov 22, 2020

replace the battery

Home | Answered on Nov 22, 2020

I would suggest you ONLY DO THIS when the stove is COLD! Always Use Safety Gloves when touching a Stove.
Some stoves have a "Lift and Swing" latch where you use a handle to slide the door up a short amount then swing it outwards.
Others have a "Slide" latch where you slide a peg or handle across a slot to unlock the doors.
Another version of this can be a 'twist' instead of a slide.

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