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I have had a Grandfather's clock for 30 yrs. and have had

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I have had a Grandfather's clock for 30 yrs. and have had routine maintance done. Now, the middle weight is dropping faster than the other weights and I can't figure out why as it still keeps accurate time. What do you think is causing this and can I fix it?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Clock Repair
Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you. The CENTER weight runs the pendulum. The CENTER weight will drop a little faster than the other 2 weights because the pendulum runs all the time while the RIGHT weight runs the chimes and the Left runs the strike and only drop when the clock chimes or strikes. If the CENTER weight drops really fast the only reason that could be causing this is that the weights are in the wrong position the weights should be marked R, C, L and if not marked the heaviest weight goes on the RIGHT for the chimes, next heaviest in the CENTER for the pendulum, lightest for the strike. The other cause might be that the sprocket in the center is loose on the shaft and will need to be tightened by a technician. Check these option and let me know what happens and if you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself if you want I can find a clock repair company in your area just let me know your zip code location and by what major cities and I'll find a few in your area. Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike

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Expert:  Mike replied 5 months ago.

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