If you have purchased a modern grandfather clock the first step will always be to consult your manufacturer’s manual or request the maker or supplier for information and advice. Grandfather Clock Weights are not Moving By Clock Repair Service | Published: August 19, 2015. Make sure that the strike on/off lever is not in the "strike off" position or halfway between positions. Before attempting to synchronize the strike mechanism, make sure the clock is wound (see instructions above). Clock Wont Stop Chiming. The clock sometimes won’t strike the correct hour, the chimes have the wrong tone, the chime doesn’t happen at the right time or the clock won’t chime at all. Along with some other problems, one of her main issues was the clock would not stop striking on the hour, it would just chime until the weight would run down. If your chiming clock is not emitting the correct number of chimes with a given hour, it's time to reset your clock. Let’s look at the purpose of the three grandfather clock weights. Follow the following steps to correct this: 1.
One thing that can’t be fixed is the melody -- if you don’t like Westminster of Ave Maria, you’re stuck. This Grandfather clock was a modern day Grandfather clock made by King Author Clock company, back in 1985. The clock has both the hour strike and the chime. If you have three weights on your grandfather clock and the weights are not moving, the clock is not going to chime or keep time. Skeleton Clocks. Mantle clocks. Chiming clocks come in all shapes and sizes and they generally signal each hour with a clang, ding or chime. c. If your clock doesn't have a "Silent" switch or its in a different location; Only move the minute hand clockwise and stop at every 15 minute point until the chime and strike stop running. On all grandfather clocks, The weight on the right powers the chime melody which is usually a Westminster melody or some grandfather clocks will add two additional chime melodies that may play. When the “chime” completes itself it trips the strike function and allows the strike hammers to lift and drop and produce the strike sounds. Chime hammers are connected to long wire-like arms that are made to be bent. When silencing only the chime but not the strike the chime gear train operates normally but no hammers are lifted to produce the chime tones. What if my mechanical clocks will not chime or strike? Move the minute hand 15 minutes at a time until the grandfather clock chimes the hour. 1. When the “chime” completes itself it trips the strike function and allows the strike hammers to lift and drop and produce the strike sounds.