Minute wheel binding.

BNSF2015

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I have recently reassemble a Mauthe movement. I noticed that the minute wheel appears wore out as it wobbles on the shaft (wrong name). Will the wheel wear out before the shaft? The movement will run without the minute and hour wheels. Put them back on and it stops after a few minutes. I suspect the wobbly minute wheel is causing it to stop. Am I on the right track? Any other ideas? Thank you for your assistance.
 

BNSF2015

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Hello bangster, I'll try. Also, I had the movement running for a couple of days, until I moved it away from the chime. Both clocks going was a bit much for the wife. Now I can not get it to run again. All I did was slide it forward on the mount?? Thank you for getting back to me. Wayne

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Willie X

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That intermediate wheel might be a replacement, or posibly the post was replaced with a smaller post (unlikely).
The mesh looks shallow at the minute hand gear but pretty good at the snail.

Make sure the thin larger driven gears, on the snail and rear of the intermediate wheel, are both running near the center of the smaller but wider gears that drive them. It is a common problem for binding to occur when. any of these gears are running to close together. Small washers can be used to make things better. Willie X
 

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Thank you Willie X and Wow. I will look into what you suggested and the possibility of the gear(s) being incorrect. I'll let you know how I make out. Again thank you. Wayne
 

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