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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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I have a model # clock model 610-856 serial FOO83380071. Its

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Hi there. I have a model # howard miller clock model 610-856 serial FOO83380071. Its several years old 10-15 It just stopped running. I tried changing batteries several times, so its not the battery. Any suggestions
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: within the last month
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I have no idea
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no. just wondering what might be wrong
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Often the contacts for the battery become corroded.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
They can be cleaned with regulat rubbing alcohol
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Use a snall cotton swab dipped in the alcohol.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Rub the alcohol on the contacts .it will dry almost instantly.,
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Replace battery
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
If clock still will not work either a wire to the clock motor has come loose ( usually where you cant see) or the motor is bad .
They can suddenly wear out
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
If it is an expensive clock you may be able to find someone
locally who can replace the motor. Most likely around $75 -$100 .
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Or course there is also sentimental value to consider.
This may make the expense worthwhile .
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks!
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Hope this helps you decide . Customer