Clocks, Watches/Winding Problem
I have a Ridgeway Grandfather Clock that is almost 20 years old. Although I have moved it several times, I have never had any problems with it. Yesterday when I went to wind it, the two side weights went up fine, but when I wound the middle one and took the key out, the weight completely dropped to the bottom after I had wound it up. I then noticed that the clock didn't "make noise" as I wound it up. That little clicking sound was missing as I wound. I have checked the weight which seems to be OK. I hope you can help me. Thank you
That clicking sound you hear is important. It is the click and click spring making sure a clock does not unwind.
One of two reasons it may not have worked:
It is sticky from old grease or oil and is not moving freely to do it's job. Best scenario.
It is broken and needs replacement. This may or may not be a difficult job depending on where the click and click spring are.
You will need professional help for this.
Hope this helps,