Howard miller clock chime repair.

Shabbernigdo

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Hello just got a 1981 howard miller grandfather clock and got working nice and all but one of the chimes strikes pretty weak. Looking at the little cam gears you can see that the brass lobe the the gear pushes on to move the hammer is worn down so it barely engages. Is there a way to fix this or get a replacement piece? on the main mechinism body it has howard miller clock co 451-050H 94cm over 66. Ty for any information.
 

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I have been successful by moving the discs with the lobes(chime barrel) just enough so that the lobes strike the hammer tails on the unworn part. This should not be considered a permanent repair but it will get you a few more years. New ones may be available at BFI.
 

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I have been successful by moving the discs with the lobes(chime barrel) just enough so that the lobes strike the hammer tails on the unworn part. This should not be considered a permanent repair but it will get you a few more years. New ones may be available at BFI.
I can try that. what is BFI?
 

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Your movement is a Hermle movement, installed by Howard Miller. If Mark (Butterworth) does not have what you need, you can get parts from Black Forest Imports.
 
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Willie X

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Before to go to far down the repair road, you may want to consider replaceing the movement. At 40 years, you are way past the normal service life for this movement.
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Before to go to far down the repair road, you may want to consider replaceing the movement. At 40 years, you are way past the normal service life for this movement.
Willie X
If i cant fix it i might go that route but as far as i can tell so far everything else seems to work just fine. Also i think its pretty cool that after 40 years its still just ticking away so ide like to keep it going if i can. : )
 

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Sometimes you get lucky and run across an older one that has sat dormant for most of its life. Otherwise, they just don't go for 40 years ... Willie X
 
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I’m trying to figure out what model HM floor clock you have. It sounds like one of the early HM clocks because you only have 0451 installed. I always think of the HM floor clocks to be stocky , 7ft high with the large opening doors!
Regarding your problem, if the barrel is that worn then the rest of the movement will also have lots of wear. Where are you located?
Good luck with it.
 

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