How do you fix grandfather clock chimes?


Fixing Grandfather clock chimes can include replacing the chimes. One can fix the chimes on a Grandfather Clock by hiring a professional clock master. This work can entail replacing the chimes, the weight or the pendulum. The first step is to stop the pendulum and restart the clock to see how far behind on time the clock is. This will give the clock master an idea on what the problem is.
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1. Stop the pendulum as soon as the grandfather clock begins to chime at the wrong time. Write down the time. Grasp the minute hand with one hand. 2. Use pliers to take hold of the
Mike, it sounds like your clock uses the rack and snail count mechanism for counting out the hour. Most clocks are of this type. The most likely way to correct this is to remove
You turn the minute hand backwards until you reach the time that the chimes are on. Then you move it forward stopping to let it chime every 15 minutes . Keep moving forward untill
You can internally muffle the chimes by inserting wadded toilet paper between the anvils.
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How to Fix the Chimes on a Grandfather Clock
Grandfather clocks are tall mechanical clocks. Weights power a system of internal gears, while a pendulum regulates the time. Many grandfather clocks also feature chimes that strike the hour, half hour or quarter hour. These can play a variety of tunes,... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
The best way to fix grandfather clock chimes is to take them to a clock repair person. Not only do they have the expertise to properly fix the clock but it will be done in a way so that no other parts are damaged. Some repair persons will come to your home if the clock is large in size. In some cases, the clock just needs to be re-calibrated. In other cases, chimes will be needed to be replaced. Finding chimes that match the ones in the clock may be a task but it can be done by searching antique parts.
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