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  1. #1
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP

    Guys,
    I need a little help.
    My son gave me a nicely refurbed mystery clock for xmas.
    I picked it up in NYC this weekend and it was running fine.
    However, I wrapped it, laided it down in a box, brought it back to Boston in my car.
    Plugged it in when I got home. NOTHING.

    I can hear the motor hum, but the minute hand will not move and the counter weight for the Hr hand swings free as it is suppose too.

    I hate to take it apart blind without a little adult guidance.\

    Any thoughts you might have would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Guys,
    I need a little help.
    My son gave me a nicely refurbed mystery clock for xmas.
    I picked it up in NYC this weekend and it was running fine.
    However, I wrapped it, laided it down in a box, brought it back to Boston in my car.
    Plugged it in when I got home. NOTHING.

    I can hear the motor hum, but the minute hand will not move and the counter weight for the Hr hand swings free as it is suppose too.

    I hate to take it apart blind without a little adult guidance.\

    Any thoughts you might have would be appreciated.

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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Hi J.

    This may get more response on the electrical horology board, but here goes. Do you have a Timesavers catalogue? At the back of the catalogue are complete instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble the Golden Hour. If the motor is functional, it is generally the glass and gear ring which become separated from each other. You will need to reglue, or replace if this is the case.

    Cheers,
    Doug

  4. #4
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Doug,
    I don't have a copy of the catalog, I found a ref on the internet. Is there a catalog ref# like #26, or #30 that shows the detail you were referring too. any help would be appreciated

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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    www.timesavers.com or 800 552 1520 if you want a dead tree edition .

  6. #6
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Scottie,
    Thanks, found what I was looking for. Have the instructions for repair, now just have to diagnose the problem.

  7. #7
    David Holk
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    I would not be surprised to find that the gear had come loose from the glass. I had good success glueing this with slow cure epoxy.

    David

  8. #8
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    david,
    The problem is that the motor hums, and that bothers me. According to my son, the place he got it from just retored it which bothers me.

    I will take the gear out and look at it. But if it is the motor it is small $$$.

    I found the instructions for assy/ disassy and will take it apart to look at it

  9. #9
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Here is what i have done and found out.

    1. when you remove the ring gear plate the shaft gear on the motor turns.
    2. Ring gear is attached to the glass, no problem
    3. when you lay the ring gear down and engage the gear mesh on the motor shaft to the gear teeth on the ring gear, motor will not turn the ring gear plate.

    I did this just lying flat so I could see the turn, no pressure with the retaining ring.

    CONCLSUION: The motor requires replacement.
    Anybody else have a different conclsion or suggestion

  10. #10
    J.Rogers
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    Default Jefferson Mystery Clock HELP (RE: J.Rogers)

    Well,
    The new motor arrived, and the clock is now running like a fine wristwatch.These things are a bear to adjust took a lot of tinkering time to get it to run correctly.

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