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Howard Miller Repair

mikehutson

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I am an amateur clock person. I have repaired several Hermle triple chime clock successfully. A friend asked me to look at her Howard Miller clock that was made in the late 90’s. There are several pivot points that need bushings. Also the lever that rides the cam for the 1/4 hour chime has significant wear. I have never seen that. This is a single chime clock. I intend to take the clock apart and clean, bush, lube. Question: looking at the cable drive shafts, they are held in place by a tension washer on both sides of the drums. Can you take these off then reuse? Can I repair the lever arm by soldering? Or can I buy an arm from someone with parts movements?

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NEW65

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If you are careful these spring washers can be removed and refitted. Once removed I just place them on a flat surface and push them flat again. When refitted they are pretty much like new again!
Do you mean the small lever that sits on the chime count wheel? In the past I have removed worn levers and just gently hammered them out slightly to spread the brass.
Hope I have understood your question clearly?
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mikehutson

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If you are careful these spring washers can be removed and refitted. Once removed I just place them on a flat surface and push them flat again. When refitted they are pretty much like new again!
Do you mean the small lever that sits on the chime count wheel? In the past I have removed worn levers and just gently hammered them out slightly to spread the brass.
Hope I have understood your question clearly?
Cheers
Yes. That answers both questions. I took the lever off and it is not worn badly. I just have seen wear on the Hermle I have worked on. Thanks.
 

Willie X

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When something wears, when running against a cam, it usually means the cam is a stamped part and has a rough edge. Hermle strike levers can have a notch so deep the clock will no longer strike. But, I don't see this problem elsewhere. Willie X
 
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