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Wm Gilbert Dove - Chimes gone wild

Fredinaz

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With help from forum members, I managed to get a Wm Gilbert Dove I inherited working again without too much effort - until I rewound it. That's when the chimes went wild.

First, they started chiming a warp speed. After a few days, most have dropped to normal speed but I'm still hearing some clang very rapidly.

When the minute hand was pointed at half-past the hour the chimes were now chiming the hour and vice versa. The hours were all off. It was as if something skipped inside. Could I have overwound the chime spring?

I reset the hands to match the chimes but now I'm scared to wind it again. Is there something I should look for in the movement that would cause this?

Thanks for your help! Fred
 
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wow

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If it is striking very fast, the fly is probably slipping on it’s arbor. If it is not stoping, an adjustment needs to be made on the count wheel lever. Post photos and/or a video and we can help easier.
 

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