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I inherited my grandmother's antique cuckcoo clock which has run perfectly for the last 50 years until I moved it to my house.  We were very careful when we moved it across town, but we took the weights off and didn't secure the chains during the transport.  Now it won't run unless I gently pull on the far left weight and chain then it runs.  But only if i continue to put pressure on it pulling it. We also didn't pay attention to which weight goes onto which chain. There are three.  I've tried all the weights and no luck.
I appreciate any help offered and thank you for your time.

can you attach a close up photo?

the weights are identical

if you can pull on the chain and the weight went up-- no problem in the move

if the clock is not leaning back or forward off the wall then check to see if the pendulum wire in the slot in the bottom of the clock is not rubbing when swinging back and forth

if you do not hook the wood pendulum on the wire, will the wire tick back and forth quickly?  

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Kenneth Saunders


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