Clocks, Watches/chimes


the hour chime does not work; quarter hours seem to be ok (when hour chime is working).   keeping time is OK when the chimes are turned off .. clock is a Howard Miller

thanks for any direction you can give me!

Hi Barbara,
I think you are saying that the hour strike does not work. I need more information if I am going to be of any help. Is it weight driven or a spring wind clock? What is the history? Was it moved? When was it last serviced?
Here is the way it is supposed to work.
Progressive chime every 15 minutes
Hour strike (counts the hours after longest chime when minute hand points to the 12)

Please give me a complete description of the problem.
Thank you,
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