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Les Sanders

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Well I have a Local Repairman hollering help. won't run or strike the second bit goes around for about a minute. English tall case ? It has a 45" long pendulum with a 3# Bob, 2 weights 10 1/2 pound each. Online help?

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Les Sanders

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I see a circle around a bushing. Has this been serviced? The rope cable is over lapped on the drums too. Can you give us some more information or possibly a video.
Well I am taking over a repair so no bushing but the gear on the main shaft was replaced, I have the movement apart and just the time side in when power is applied you can't move the minute shaft at all. Time for thinking. Without power the 4 gears spin as they should.
 

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t1 and s1 switched?
 

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I would put one wheel into it at a time and see where the issue is. Another way is to wiggle each wheel starting from the top, with the weight on it. The first one that won't wiggle up and down is where to look for the problem.
 

Les Sanders

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So I found the hour bridge was slightly bent and the cannon tension washer was stopping the clock, it was the major part of the problem. Now running off to the bell strike! Thanks for all of your comments!!!
 

Les Sanders

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The older they are the more error on error, runs great, the minute wheel with the strike lift pin must be from another clock it is too small to mesh properly. See the pictures. Timesavers has a Motion Works for a Grandfather clock part # 19572. Otherwise its off to a machine shop for a new minute wheel
 

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Les Sanders

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The older they are the more error on error, runs great, the minute wheel with the strike lift pin must be from another clock it is too small to mesh properly. See the pictures. Timesavers has a Motion Works for a Grandfather clock part # 19572. Otherwise its off to a machine shop for a new minute wheel
 
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