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Grandfather clock hammer spring


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The spring that is on the clock hammer, how tight should it be, on my clock i can freely move the hammer with no tension from the spring, very occasionally when it strikes 10 it only strikes 9 and stays in the "ready to strike position"  then at 10;55 it strikes the once ( which should have been the last one from 10) then at 11 strikes 11! is this why because the spring is too loose ?

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On 02/08/2020 at 12:57, Morthin said:

The spring that is on the clock hammer, how tight should it be, on my clock i can freely move the hammer with no tension from the spring, very occasionally when it strikes 10 it only strikes 9 and stays in the "ready to strike position"  then at 10;55 it strikes the once ( which should have been the last one from 10) then at 11 strikes 11! is this why because the spring is too loose ?

Hi Morthin,

Looks like there is no connection with the hammer spring. Probably the striking part of the movement is not assembled correctly. The gears should be engaged in certain position against each other when assembling, so when striking stops, the hammer should be just fallen down. In "preparation" stage, the hammer should stil stay down, or just only a little lifting is acceptable.

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