Slow Pennwood Motor

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  1. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    I am trying to restore a Pennwood "KRECTIME" clock from 7-39. The motor/movement seemed to be in great condition, except for crumbling wire insulation, so I gave the insides a good cleaning and attached a new cord and reassembled everything. Even though the motor seems to be spinning as I would expect, the output shaft turns at perhaps 1/3 the speed which it should. I thought that I might have put the gears back in the wrong places, but there doesn't seem to be any other was to arrange them. Can someone suggest what i might be missing? This is a very nice clock, and I would sure like for it to keep time properly.

    Thank You


    Larry

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  2. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    Never mind. I figured it out.
     
  3. Uhralt

    Uhralt Registered User
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    Don't leave us in the dark. What was wrong?

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  4. Larry48075

    Larry48075 Registered User

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    I was apparently simply a matter of dirt and old oil preventing the rotor from spinning properly. When I first looked at it, it seemed to be spinning well, but when I looked at another one of these, I saw that the other one was faster. I gave the rotor a good spraying with contact cleaner and a drop of oil, and it worked much better. Unfortunately, like all of my Pennwood clocks, this one is a bit noisy, though it is better than some.

    Larry

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  5. captainclock

    captainclock Registered User

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    Those are neat clocks, I've always wanted one of those, I've only ever seen pictures of those, but never saw one in person before.

    There was a guy on YouTube that converted one of those into a nixie tube frequency counter, look up Mr. Carlson's Lab on YouTube and you'll see the video I'm talking about.
     

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