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Cuckoo Cuckoo Clock Cuckoos too many times only twice a day

davidb4752

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I have an old E. Schmeckenbecher sawmill cuckoo clock. At all hours and half hours it does the correct number of cuckoos except at 1. At 1 it will cuckoo 12 times again. But the rest of the hours will be correct. Any ideas on how to correct this? The movement was just replaced.
 

harold bain

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Hi, David, welcome to the message board.
You will have to adjust the snail to correct this problem. It is likely out by a tooth or two. If you paid someone to install the new movement, take it back and let them fix it.
 

Tinker Dwight

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The snail position is most sensitive at the 12/1 point because of the
large difference in counts.
Harold's suggesting is most likely the solution to the problem.
Tinker Dwight
 

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