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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    OK .... fair warning noted. I'll not dare mention the words fixed, OK, running well or happy anywhere near my clock! :oops:
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Clock is fixed and running normally :) This my last post regarding this clock. I'm thanking all for your suggestions and assistance. There's no way I could have found that slipping verge fault and done the repair without you guys :D Best to everyone.
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Looking good! I tried applying a little dry de-greaser on the clutch, but the friction changed very little .. if any. So I very carefully increased the friction mechanically using a vise and small socket to force the clutch components tighter on the shaft. That resulted in a clutch friction...
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Just a test ..... last reply message wouldn't post.
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Yeah ..... I've been wondering about the clutch 'stiffness'. I guess if too stiff, the clock would stop ? How to find the 'sweet-spot' .....
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Thanks Kinsler33 for the detailed reply! I'm pretty convinced now the slipping 'clutch' IS the root of my "fast clock" problem. I've already removed the crutch, clutch, anchor and shaft assembly from my clock. Unfortunately, I was unaware the 'plate' had enlarged holes so I'll have to figure...
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    I'm considering replacing the crutch, clutch, anchor and shaft assembly, assuming that is the correct terminology for that assembly part. Where can I purchase this part?
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    What is a good way to get the oil out of the auto beat 'clutch'? Part of it appears to be plastic. I'm told a de-grease product called TriFlo Rapid Clean Degreaser (NOT Triflow's lubricant) will do that, but I fear it might attack the plastic part of the 'clutch'.
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    I didn't realize my clock had an auto beat feature .... but you're correct ... it does!! I've always successfully set the beat manually over the 20 or so years I've had this clock..But I doubt the feature would contribute in any way to this clock running too fast..
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    I'm considering a new Hermle movement. My A415-013 Seth Thomas model crosses to Hermle equivalent part number(s) 1161-853 AS, 1161-853 BS, and 1161-853 HS? What do the AS, BS and HS suffixes mean ???? Do they have something to do with chime silencing?
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Thanks all for your advice and suggestions. I will try cleaning the entire movement 1st using the 'dunk' in a tub bath method. Any suggestions for a suitable cleaning fluid ... . home-made or outright purchase??
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Well I see three issues. 1.Other than adjusting the pendulum bob (length) and setting the beat, what other 'adjustments' can I make? 2. I'm fairly good at mechanical things and have lots of patience, but it seems like I'd need to remove the front or rear plate to replace parts that may be worn...
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Opps, I forgot to add an escape wheel pic with the pendulum left and right. They are attached, but let me know if more light is needed and I'll retake.
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Six pics pics are attached....... I think. I added a weight (about 4-oz) to the very bottom of the pendulum. This worked (i/e. slowed the clock) for a few months, then started to running fast again. Any hope? Is it possible for a DIY guy to replace the escapement mechanism?
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    I bought the clock new from Costco about 20-years ago. It ran fine in time until several months ago when I noticed it was running fast. Other than 3-4 sparse clock oil lubrication treatments, it has never had maintenance. All the movement parts are original (including the pendulum and three...
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Opps ..... I forgot to mention. The pendulums' 'swing' amplitude seems to be less than in past.
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    Help Tall clock runs fast and pendulum amplitude is low.

    Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock. Model 4483D Appears to be a Hermle movement Movement # A415-013 Finish 128 This clock runs fast (about 5-minutes/day) even though I've lowered the pendulum bob as low as it will go.The beat is correct (even tic and tok). I lubricated the clock with clock oil...

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