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Hi, My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you. The 3 winding ports are the RIGHT is for the chimes CENTER is for the time the LEFT is for the strike. First you can try to run the clock manually by moving the minute hand clockwise stopping to let the clock chime and at the hour position if you hear a click like it wants to chime but doesn't it might be the trip lever cannot fall into a locked position because the lever is being lifted at one end while at the other end the lock is out of position to fall into the locking cam so it will not stop chiming. The most frequent cause for this condition is a dislocated locking pin, either by being bent or the locking cam itself being out of position. To correct this problem it will be necessary to position the pin so that it can once more perform its function. I would suggest you have a qualified technician make needed adjustments. Next check to see if the hammers are moving freely up & down and make sure all the hammers are at the same height. Next would be maintenance these movements should be cleaned & re oiled every 3 to 5 years to stay in top running condition. If the clock was not cleaned and re oiled properly what happens is when you wind up the mainspring the dirty gummy oil inside the coils stick not allowing the mainspring to release the power to make the clock chime. Try these options out 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 location and by what major cities and I'll find a few in your area. Thanks Mike
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Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your clock? Thanks Mike
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