Grandfather Clock Chimes 2 minutes ahead

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I have a grandfather clock movement that I took out and cleaned and oiled. When I put it back together it chimes 2 minutes past the hour and half hour. The minute hand does not have a the bushing in it to move it is a fixed hand. No adjustment possible on the hand.

Any ideas it is a 2nweight cable driven
 

Simon Holt

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I have a grandfather clock movement that I took out and cleaned and oiled. When I put it back together it chimes 2 minutes past the hour and half hour. The minute hand does not have a the bushing in it to move it is a fixed hand. No adjustment possible on the hand.

Any ideas it is a 2nweight cable driven
Have you tried turning the minute hand over?

Simon
 
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Most GF clocks have adjustable hands. The collet in the center of the minute hand should move a little if you put something like the tang of a file into the hole and turn the hand in the way it needs to go. Put pressure near the base, not the end.
 

Mike Mall

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I read that if you use the adjust not on the pendulum to slow the clock down it will work..
Us that true
No - then it will just chime even later after the hour. But if you move the nut up it will chime sooner. :)
But the hand position - relative to the chimes - won't change.
Something has changed, pictures needed to even guess.
 

Mike Phelan

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Did it only do this after you overhauled it?

Otherwise, maybe someone has filed the end of the warning lever and shortened it?
 

Willie X

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On some clocks there is a gear mesh involved.

Everyone is just guessing so far. :rolleyes:

Willie X
 

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