Users' questions

Why does my clock chime the wrong hour?

Why does my clock chime the wrong hour?

The Simple Mantel Clock Adjustment Make sure that the hour hand shaft is not too tight or else it will not turn. Most mantel clock hands are friction held. DO NOT BEND YOUR HOUR HAND, loosen the shaft if it will not turn freely. Allow the chime to strike at every quarter hour strike.

Why is my grandfather clock chiming at the wrong time?

Most hour hands on grandfather clocks are simply friction held. If the hour hand feels loose, try pushing it back from the center back onto the shaft and it should become tighter. The usually happens when an hour hand is moved by mistake when re-setting the time on your grandfather clock.

How do I get my grandfather clock to chime correctly?

There is a simple fix for this issue if your grandfather clock is striking the wrong hour.

  1. When your grandfather clock strikes the next hour, count the number of strikes.
  2. Move only the shorter hour hand to the number on the dial that you just counted when the clock chimed.

How do you fix a clock that chimes the hour on the half hour?

To correct the strike, advance the minute hand toward the hour position, and let your clock go into warning. Once it finishes warning, BACK UP the MINUTE HAND 10 0r 15 minutes. The clock will strike. This will advance the striking 1/2 hour.

How do you reset the chimes on a Howard Miller clock?

How to Adjust a Howard Miller Clock

  1. Move only the minute hand counterclockwise to set both the hour and minute.
  2. Push the winding key into the holes on the dial face.
  3. Move the chime dial located next to the dial to select the preferred chime melody.

Why won’t My grandfather clock stop chiming?

Instead of a chime silent lever, some clocks have a rod that hangs below the dial which is pushed up or pulled down to silence the chimes. Some grandfather clocks have two strings hanging down on either side of the dial; pulling one silences the chimes, and pulling the other activates them again.

How do you reset the chimes on a cuckoo clock?

Correcting the Chimes Press the hour hand at the point it attaches to the clock movement to ensure it is seated completely. Move the minute hand clockwise as many times as needed to get the clock to display the actual time. Pause at each half-hour and hour position to allow the clock to chime naturally.

How do you fix a cuckoo clock that chimes at the wrong hour?

Regulating Time and Fixing Hour Inaccuracies To fix this, move the minute hand to the next full hour, counting the number of cuckoos emitted. Then, move the hour (shorter) hand to that number as well. Afterward, you can reset the clock to the correct time with the minute hand.

How do I turn off the chime on my grandfather clock?

Look for a lever or setting called “Chime Silent” or similar. The setting may be on the clock face and not near other controls. If you’d like to shut down the Westminster or other chimes, select the “Silent” option.

How do I turn off the chimes on my grandfather clock?

How do I turn off the chime on my mantle clock?

If it is a wind up clock and has two winding holes, do not wind the left side and the chime will stop. If you only want to stop the chime at night just stop the pendulum from swinging and restart it in the morning.