Care of Your Clock
Floor Clocks should be oiled every three years
and cleaned every third oiling (nine years).
We recommend a trained and experienced
clocksmith perform such maintenance.
To operate properly, a Floor Clock must
be level from front to back and from side
Never allow anyone but a trained individual
to set-up your clock or perform any work
on your clock. If you take care of
it, it will reward you with many years of
beauty, accuracy and joy!
Here are the Most Common Problems and Possible Remedies for troubleshooting
problems that may arise with your clock:
1. Clock Strikes Wrong
Ex: Clock strikes 10 times
but reads 11 o'clock.
Move hour hand back one hour (the hour hand moves freely).
Then move minute hand forward one hour (15 minutes at a time to allow
Ex. Clock strikes 11 times
but reads only 10 o'clock.
A. Move hour hand forward one hour. Then move minute hand back one hour.
Important - if clock is off more than an hour - Do Not turn minute hand backwards -
instead, stop the clock until correct time catches up.
2. Clock Loses Time
Ex. Loses 5 minutes a
Turn pendulum set screw 10 revolutions to the right (every 2 revolutions equals 1 minute).
3. Clock Gains Time
Ex. Gains 5 minutes a
Turn pendulum set screw 10 revolutions to the left (be sure the "Bob"
moves down with the set screw).
4. Clock Doesn't Chime
- Be sure chimes are turned on
- Check for packing.
- Check lever - must be engaged in position.
- Wall/Mantel clocks must be wound tightly.
- You may not consciously hear them chime every time.
- Be sure heaviest weight is on the right side.
5. Clock Only runs 5 minutes to 14 minutes
The clock is out of beat.
- Get out your manual and read about verge assembly.
- Or a service call is necessary.
6.Going on vacation - How do we stop the
A. Stop the pendulum.