grandfather clock with stuck weights

by Guest14664268  |  10 years, 3 month(s) ago

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To enjoy the chimes of the clock

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  1. Guest14904494
    hi, my grandfather clocks hands have stopped moving. it is still ticking but the hands dont move. can you help me

  2. Ali Abdullah
    Hi, Overwinding is not a problem, and will not stop the clock unless the center weight is so high that it is jammed into the seatboard which the movement sits on. The left weight (as you look at the clock) operates the strike, and the right weight operates the quarter-hour chime. If either of these ae jammed into the seatboard, the clock may not chime or strike. If the center weight is jammed, start the pendulum swinging, and press down on the weight gently to add extra pressure to the weight. As the clock runs, the weight will free itself from the seatboard and then run normally. This will take quite a few minutes of pressure before the weight is free. If one of the side weights is jammed, do the same thing with the jammed weight each time the clock is chiming (right weight) or striking (left weight). If the weights are not jammed into the seatboard, then your problem lies elsewhere. The clock is simply wound up and the weights will not unwind because the clock is not running. There are too many possible causes of these problems to go into here but, if the clock is not running at all, browse my previous answers on checking and setting the pendulum's beat as a first step.

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