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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 | 165 views

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 | 200 views

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 | 925 views

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 | 446 views

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 | 159 views

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 | 184 views

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 | 437 views

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Home | Answered 2 days ago | 13 views

Much depends on the type of cistern fill valve and where the knock is emanating from but generally the cause is wear in the valve operating mechanism resulting in a tendency for it to "dance" or oscillate while filling which causes the closing of the valve not to be "clean" or instant.
This causes a series of pressure waves in the supply pipe which if not well secured along it's length will move a little causing the knock(ing) or even a buzzing sound.
This can be more pronounced when the water pressure is high and the cistern being filled at high pressure can create powerful swirl and ripple currents within the cistern causing further wear and oscillation.

Some types of valve such as the Torbeck diaphragm type is not really suitable for a high pressure fill and these are supplied with an in-pipe restrictor to reduce the flow, thus overcoming some of the problems. Most people choose not to fit the restrictor.

Home | Answered on Jan 17, 2021 | 14 views

That happens in every house. Do you have a thermostatic valve? If you do, it probably needs replacing. If you don't, you can fit a booster pump to hot and cold supply to the shower to keep the pressure constant.

Home | Answered on Jan 14, 2021 | 15 views

Undo screws and get inside there. It is made in China and they usually make it easy.


Heating &... | Answered on Jan 04, 2021 | 13 views

Remove the pendulum give the side a gentle tap. The pendulum carrier should move very fast and wind it down pretty fast.

Home | Answered on Jan 04, 2021 | 17 views

The flashing red light is designed to notify you in the event that
a problem has been discovered by flashing the light on the base unit.

Before resetting the unit. First, check the blanket/mattress
pad for visual damage.
If no visual damage is found, unplug the system from wall outlet.
Check that the base unit is well connected to the module. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Set the base unit to "On." If the system still does not operate after two or three times trying to reset, disconnect the power cord and get it checked out by a specialist!

Home | Answered on Dec 30, 2020 | 4,523 views

What happened to your screen? Different problems, different solutions

Home | Answered on Dec 24, 2020 | 788 views

The part is available here. Or you could weld a piece of steel rod to it and then re-thread it and put a new washer and nut on it. If only the thread is damaged, you could re-thread a smaller size and use a smaller nut


Heating &... | Answered on Dec 22, 2020 | 15 views

Most horologists, over time, collect a large assortment of clock hands and such sites as eBay could have them. Unlikely you will find exact duplicates but you should have little trouble finding some that will fit.

Home | Answered on Dec 15, 2020 | 14 views

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