Last Chime Hammer Stuck UP Correction

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Last Chime Hammer Stuck UP Correction

Last Chime Hammer Stuck UP Correction means the last note of the Westminster chime song won't come down until the start of the next chime. Please perform this fix right after the clock chimes. The last hammer will be stuck in the up position when it should have gone down.

The chime side is on the right when facing the front of the movement. These are the gears that spin and make the hammers go up and down to strike the rods. On the top of the gear train there is a fan.

Please put a finger on this fan and the arbor it is mounted on. This will keep the gear train from moving when making the next adjustment.

Look on the back of the clock movement, outside the back plate. Notice the large gear with the set screw. Often there is no need to loosen the set screw to do this next adjustment. In rare situations it does need to be looser.

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With your finger on the fan to stop the gear train from moving, at the same time turn this outside gear to the right until that last hammer drops down.

Now it will be good there on forth. If by chance it was turned too far and the next hammer dropped after the one that was the issue, please move onto the chime resetting instructions in more detail at this Link.


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matt
matt
3 months ago

Hello. I have a AMS W150M bimbam 45cm movement with three hammers. When I adjust the hammers to strike correctly on the hour, the last hammer toward the rear will strike too far on the half hour. You get a thud instead of a bim strike. How do I fix this? Thanks, Matt email is [email protected]

Maurice Symss
Maurice Symss
1 year ago

I was given a Muller Schlenker Westminster chime mantle clock,after winding the clock keeps good time but the chimes & strike stops approximately after 24 hours,on checking I found one of the chime hammers in stuck up position, moved another hammer and the chime starts,I also find this possibly happens when the chiming train runs down, is it possible to use a bit of clock oil to lubricate the hammer?
Your help in this matter would be really appreciated.
Maurice

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

I have a Smiths Enfield clock I purchased at a yard sale. The chime hammer is not striking at all. I can hear the click on the hour and half hour but the hammer will not move. Any suggestions to get the chime to work again?

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find the numbers. And the space isn’t large enough to get my phone in to try and get a picture. I will see if I can find another way when I get home from work.

Cody Larson
Cody Larson
1 year ago
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This is very helpful.

Richard Wilber
Richard Wilber
2 years ago

Last October I purchased a Urgos triple chime clock movement from Clockworks. After a few weeks I noticed that the west minster chime was missing part of the quarter hour chime or it did not strike any of the quarters at all. The other two chimes are working as they should. At one time they were all working fine but now the west minster is hit and miss in its operation. I have gone through all the trouble shooting procedures but I have not found the problem. Would you have any ideas as to what adjustments are needed to fix the west minster?

Thanks

Robin Mann
Robin Mann
2 years ago

One side of the cable has come loose. How do I reconnect?

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