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Justplay1n4now

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My Kit Cat clock is battery operated. I’ve replaced the batteries and everything works but the clock hands. It stays on 11:00. Can anyone help me in the right direction?
 

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Nylon or plastic has inherent problems. Kitty could need a dentist or a throat specialist.
A broken tooth could cause this but maybe it will only cause the hour hand to jump back a bit and yet keep going. A crack down the throat of the canon pinion can have the clock going but the hands going nowhere.

Otherwise I have no ida how a kit cat works. Have never seen one. If it was a KitKat I'd say it is taking a break.
 
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Welcome to the board.

As has been said, plastic clocks have their own problems and it may well be that something has cracked or broken. But I just wonder if the hands are correctly fixed. If they have come loose or worked forward that might cause the problem.

It would be really helpful to see close-up photos of your clock.

JTD
 
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In Kit Kat Clocks, the movement (the component that keeps time) is completely separate from the mechanism that controls the eyes and tail. If the movement has voltage (check with a multimeter), it has most likely failed. The easiest option is replacement.

If you look at the number of the movement, you can get a replacement on eBay that will just plug right in. Installation, however takes a bit of mechanical ability...
 
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quartz =replace
It depends. Quartz movements are really easy to disassemble/reassemble. If it's just a matter of foreign matter, such as ants, interfering with the movement, the offending matter can be removed in just a few moments, saving the greater amount of time required to source/ship a new one.
 
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Justplay1n4now

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Welcome to the board.

As has been said, plastic clocks have their own problems and it may well be that something has cracked or broken. But I just wonder if the hands are correctly fixed. If they have come loose or worked forward that might cause the problem.

It would be really helpful to see close-up photos of your clock.

JTD
I will try to take one tomorrow. Thank you
 

Justplay1n4now

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I’ve never dropped it, but I do have it in my kitchen, I’ll see if it has become greasy. Thank you all for comments. I will take pictures tomorrow
 

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In Kit Kat Clocks, the movement (the component that keeps time) is completely separate from the mechanism that controls the eyes and tail. If the movement has voltage (check with a multimeter), it has most likely failed. The easiest option is replacement.

If you look at the number of the movement, you can get a replacement on eBay that will just plug right in. Installation, however takes a bit of mechanical ability...
If the movement is completely separate, does that mean it uses a different battery? (Ie are there two batteries to replace?)
 

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If the movement is completely separate, does that mean it uses a different battery? (Ie are there two batteries to replace?)
Yes, there are two batteries. The movement actually resides in the same frame as the motion works and the motion works have to be removed (they're held in by 2 small Phillips screws) in order to access the movement.
 

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Yes, there are two batteries. The movement actually resides in the same frame as the motion works and the motion works have to be removed (they're held in by 2 small Phillips screws) in order to access the movement.
OK. Now I know that the kitty cat plays differently to the clock, I'll start with the battery. Test it and check to se if the contacts are clean and contacting, then move on. As was suggested above, in most instances, all quartz clocks can gum up because of old oil or households dusts and grime. A wash and reoil and most of them go again. The reason everybody changes them is that it is cheaper to do that than pull it to bits and clean it. Though in most instances the clock has to be pulled to bits to change the movment anyway.
 

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