Help Weight wheel tension spring

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  1. Paul Arsenault

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    I have an Urgos grandfather movement and then tension spring that holds the ratchet in place has weakened allowing the chain to run free in both directions. Can it be replaced. The weights are pretty heavy a bit over 8#. I was able to bend it some and it holds but not sure for how long. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks..Paul
     
  2. Willie X

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    There isn't much you can do short of taking the movement apart and figuring out exactly what the problem is.

    Taking chances with the winding parts of a clock can lead to a disaster.

    WIllie X
     
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    Thanks Willie
     
  4. shutterbug

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    Since it's a weight driven clock, what you did might get you by. Just be sure it's holding before you let go of the key. If it releases you can grab the weight with your other hand and save the bottom of the case. A new click spring may give you more confidence though. They are not so tough to replace.
     
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  5. R&A

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    Replace the spring
     
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