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    Default Re: Waltham Regulator Loses Power (By: shutterbug)

    I'll admit it can be confusing but it is right. The cable on the drum winds
    the maintenance spring in the direction of run while the winder lifts the
    weight in the opposite direction of run.
    I always have to think about it some my self to justify how it works.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Waltham Regulator Loses Power (By: ChrisBeattie)

    Back to the basics. Do all of the arbors, including the mainwheel arbor, have end shake and do you have good locking at the e-wheel with a nice sharp edge at the ledge where the dead face transitions to the impulse. You should have easily noticable over-swing, after the e-wheel tooth drops onto the dead face it should slide up the face for a short distance before starting back toward the impulse face. If your weight is to light, your clock will never run properly. Did you weigh your weight yet?
    Also, do those two weight pullies match? Seems a little odd that a 6' long clock would need that extra pulley.
    Willie X
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    Default Re: Waltham Regulator Loses Power (By: Willie X)

    Hello all,
    Thank you all for the ideas and items to check. I do believe the weight is 6 or 7 lbs. but will check to be sure. I don't think there is any "rubbing" of the cord anywhere as I looked for that issue to ensure that wasn't the problem. I also did check the end shake of all arbors and do have a bit of over-swing. Not drastic, but noticeable slightly. I have oiled the pallets and also the pendulum rod where it meets the crutch. I do think the Geneva stop was ok and not part of the issue, but now you have me second guessing so I will re-look at that. I am pretty sure that when it stopped the Geneva stop was not engaged with other teeth, hence not even touching. The clock is at a friends house and I will get to it as soon as I can but work for a college and we are within a few weeks of graduation. Busiest "time" of the year .

    Thanks again for the great ideas, I will get back soon. Regards,
    Chris
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    Default Re: Waltham Regulator Loses Power (By: ChrisBeattie)

    Also look to see if the stop is hanging. The
    fact that the maintenance ratchet was loose indicates
    that the drum wasn't being allowed to turn.
    Other than the cable being jammed, I can't think of anything
    but the stop causing the issues.
    Does the lower gear of the stop turn freely? It should
    have some resistance. I believe it should have a light wavy
    washer under it. The vibration of the movement might shift
    it to a point that is jams the arbor.
    Tinker Dwight

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