Half-hour cuckoo, striking problem.

Ticktocktime100

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Hi,
I'm experiencing problems on the half hour with a recently purchased cuckoo clock. It runs fine, but strikes on the hour only, although you do hear the "click" when the hands come around on the half. Does anyone have a suggestion to correct this? Thanks!
Regards.
P.S. The clock in question is in mint condition, so is it possible to perhaps avoid taking it apart, to keep it that way?
 

R&A

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You will have to take it out of the case. The adjustment surrounds the pickup flirt and the center cam. It's not lifting high enough to get the warning to activate.

H/C
 

Tinker Dwight

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You can carefully lift the dial and watch what happens.
You should see that the flirt doesn't lift the rack hook
enough to move the stop pin out of the way to cause
the warning wheel to rotate to warning.
It is a fine adjustment between too much lift, letting
the rack drop to the hour count and just enough
to set the warning.
Tinker Dwight
 

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Agree. Nothing ultra easy here, so it's a choice: do what's necessary to fix it, or just learn to live with it as is. :)
 

Willie X

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Shouldn't be any difference in the condition after repair, except that it works right. Oh yeah, unless the bellows are glued in ...
What Bugs said.

It's possible that the cuckoo on/off mechanism could be causing the problem. The post nut on the upper right back corner of the movement should be tight. It is supposed to have a thin tension washer and a spacer to keep the cam in place.

Willie x
 

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