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Seth Thomas A200 movement snail problem

CopterGene

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I have reassembled the movement up to installing the snail. Everything looks good, except that the snail turns freely. I don't think it is supposed to. What have I done wrong?



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disciple_dan

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Is it possible that you have the minute wheel upside down? Is it meshing with the snail?
 
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Many people twist the snail to line it up resulting in the hole loosening, you may have to bush it to fix your problem.
 

CopterGene

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Here is the current setup. The snail wheel doesn't engage with anything. The wheel in the foreground (minute wheel?) does engage with a pinion at the base of the center arbor. I suspect the minute wheel is upside down. Before I take it back off, it would be helpful if someone would confirm that is what needs to be done.

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Looks like disciple_dan is correct, the minute wheel looks upside down. I think I see gear teeth under the the larger wheel of the minute wheel, but it could be a reflection.
 

CopterGene

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Yes, Dan is correct. I removed the minute wheel and flipped it over and gears and pinions mesh on both arbors now.

My thanks to everyone that offered suggestions.
 
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