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    Music man not retreating

    Thanks! Yeah the spring wire is super thin and not very visible in that picture. But you certainly pointed me in the right direction. Understood on the roof. I'll just be super careful when removing, hopefully there is no glue.
  2. J

    Music man not retreating

    I figure it out. Once roughbarked said "return spring" I began to realize what happened. The rod the man lives on unwound it's spring when I removed the movement. So I was able to correct that and now he works as before. Thanks for your help. The music box is still slow so now I need to remove...
  3. J

    Music man not retreating

    OK. So there is a spring near the bottom part of the rod he lives on but it seems to push him outward. Where would the return spring attach? I took some pictures before I took out the movement but unfortunately if was before I removed the whistles so I can't see very well in those. I'm wondering...
  4. J

    Music man not retreating

    Hello! I recently acquired three additional cuckoo clocks from my inlaws. One of them is a two door cuckoo clock with a music box and music man. The pendulum would not stay moving and the music box was super slow. The music man would come out and go back in, but just in slow motion. The bellows...
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    Got the music starting and stopping at the correct times. I found a thread here about a similar issue and figured it out from there. Thanks to all.
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    Yes, every bit of progress I've made so far with this clock has been very satisfying. When I brought it home I wasn't sure I would have any success. But now I very happy with the outcome so far! Hoping to continue down this path.
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    OK! So I removed the three leg lever and compared it to Willie X's photo. The "pin" end of my lever was askew and was not in line with the rest of the lever. I carefully bent it back in line and reinstalled. Starts and stops on it's own now. Seems to stop a note or two early but that may be an...
  8. J

    Solved Music box not stopping

    The corrosion likely came from less than optimal storage conditions over the past 25 years or so. In a home not always climate controlled in North Florida. So humidity would be a factor. I had a look and I don't see significant wear on that side of the hole. I hate to bend anything, unless like...
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    Thanks for the input. So what I have noticed is that the plastic tube will indeed stop the fly, but only if the pin drops into the hole. And I can only get the pin to drop into the hole if I slightly guide it with my finger to line up when the hole comes around. I considered adjusting the lever...
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    OK. What I'm seeing happen is once the pin exits the hole and the barrel begins to turn, the pin slides out towards the edge of the barrel. And then it misses the hole when it comes back around.
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    Solved Music box not stopping

    Hello! I am new to the world of clocks but I am enjoying it so far. We recently obtained a 1985 Lotscher cuckoo clock from my wife's childhood. I had to clean it, oil it, and replace several parts(weights, chains, hands, and gong). There is cosmetic damage likely as a result of a tumble from...

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