It's a weight driven clock. It is running and keeping perfect time. It just doesn't chime. And of course since it doesn't chime the weight doesn't go down. I checked to be sure it was on chime. It has been working for almost 24 hours, just no chime.
Thank you for your help. If I take the face off is it very hard to put everything back where it belongs? I am so afraid I will do it more harm. What does the left and right weight do? One is the chime what is the other?
On most grandfather clocks, the:1) Right weight powers the chime melody2) Middle weight powers the pendulum3) Left weight powers the hour strike
As long as you are gentle and don't FORCE anything, removing the dial is not a big deal...just remove the hands first, of course! To reassemble, just reverse what you did...generally you only need a small screwdriver and a pair of needle nosed pliers. Best, Will