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Me again. Okay, I put a new movement in my clock and I now have two problems. I will start out with only one first. Two of the chimes clank instead of chime. Is this something I can fix? Yes, I do have Skype. The second problem is, it chimes 4 minutes early and I can't get it straightened out. But first things first. I want to work on the clanking chime first. Can you help me?

pliers - bend the new hammer shafts up(about 1.5" back from the heads) so the heads rest about 3/16" from each rod

other issue: the minute hand is two pieces - the hand and the center collet with the square hole in it. holding the hand and either with a square end of a file that fits the collet or a pair of pliers on the OD of the collet--rotate the relationship between the two so when put back on the minute hand shaft and the nut replaced, it makes you happy where it is pointing.
you may have to oil the joint if it does not want to move before you bend the hand.

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Kenneth Saunders


Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks


47+ years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner.


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