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The purpose of the weights is to give each of them their own function.The weights are filled with cast iron and are quite heavy.For the job at hand, each weighs differently.It takes a week for the weights to reach the bottom of the clock so they have to go back to the top.The middle weight falling allows the hands to move and the left and right weights falling power the chime.

The weights are usually labeled under the bottom if the weights get mixed up.You can see the bottom of the weights.You can find a letter of the alphabet on the weight.The weight is on the right side.The weight is on the left side.The weight is in the center of the letter C.If there is no markings to identify the weights, hang the heaviest weight on the right side.The left side and center position is where the lighter weights should be placed.Most grandfather clocks will work with this.

The weight that is suspended by cables should be raised by using the crank provided.The weights should not be lifted by hand while cranking.When you turn the crank, you will hear a clicking sound while the weights are rising.The Grandfather Clock needs weights near the top to run for 7 days.Before shutting the door, be sure to remove the crank.There is a chain that loops around the top of the clock’s movement and falls down on the floor.If you pull the free ends of the chain straight down, the weight on the clock will rise.The weights and chains should be kept in a cloth or glove.The Grandfather Clock needs weights near the top to run for 7 days.

The clock’s pendulum won’t keep moving.When I move the minute hand, the chimes work.I think I let the clock run down to a stop.I received literature that says to never allow that to happen, but it doesn’t tell me what to do if it does happen.

After Grandfather Clocks have been moved, this happens.The clock will stop if the grandfather clock is not level.Check the beat of the clock after levelling your grandfather clock.You can read more about setting the beat of your clock.

Do not lift the weights by hand, that’s what it says.My 6 year old did.How can I get the cables back on track?Thanks.

Is this a cable system where you wind the grandfather clock with a key or chains that you pull down to raise the weights?

I don’t know how to put the chain back on the track after my son pulled it off the center track.Can you help me with this?Thanks for any assistance you can give.Chuck.

I cannot attach the center weight to my cable because it is at the top of the clock, but there is a way to release the cable and attach it to the wheel.

The chain needs to be fed back over the middle sprocket.These can be difficult.I took the movement out of the grandfather clock and dropped it into position because there was no room to feed it.The middle on is tight and the outside sprockets are not hard to feed.Good luck!Robert.

There is a release on some grandfather clock movements, but it might be difficult to find without taking the movement out and knowing where to look.I have seen the bottoms of clocks broken out from runaway weights.A simple way to make a loop is with strong wire or cable.You want your test to be more than the max weight of 11 lbs.Tie the end of the temporary loop to the pulley hook on the bottom.You can check the strength on the loop by pulling down a few times.You should be able to hang it at that time if you let the clock run for a few hours.If you are careful, this is a good way to fix it.

I can’t get the weight high enough to hook on to the clip on the sprocket, so I’m wondering if there’s a way to release the cable.

The clock does not want to keep working.The weights do not have a number or mark.My mother bought it for my father.It was givin to my sister after he left.The clock company that I know of is A.C. Becker of Chicago.