Hermle with westminster chime

Earl Stedman

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Working on a typical Hermle with westminster chime the problem is that the chime hammers are worn at the contact point and some don't lift enough to make it play even and a long gap on the lowest note.
Just wondering if there is a fix? Thanks
 

doug sinclair

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The usual solution is to replace Hermle movements rather than to repair them. But you might want to try adjusting the rebound springs under the hammer tails to see if you can improve the hammer function. But if the problem is wear of the chime components, then there is a probability that there is bad wear, elsewhere.
 

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I believe you can get those chiming hammer units. Try Black Forrest.
 

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IIRC, the post carrying the rebound springs is hexagonal. I suppose it depends on the model and vintage of the movement as to whether that is the case. But try turning the post a bit, to lift the hammer tails closer to the teeth on the drum, and see if that helps. Did you grease the hammer tails where they contact the rebound springs?
 

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Thanks Doug I already tried that it helped some. Shutterbug found what I needed at Black Forest thanks for the heads up
 

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