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How can I get my Daniel Dakota clock to work?

Have it on a level surface, attached pendulum, wound both sides.

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SOURCE: hi i'll try to make this short,i have a

After reading all the explanations I understand that your clock is not overwound or damaged and do not need any further repairs even you've been transporting (carrying) it.
The reason it does not work is simple - your clock is out of beat and all it needs is just to put it back in beat. This is simple operation for watch/clock repairer, but would be very difficult for you without proper knowledge.
So, my advice is: Take your clock back to that repair shop (don't forget the receipt for the previous job done). You must carry the clock with the pendulum off, but don't leave it at home. When in shop, ask to put the clock in beat. Simply say: '' My clock is out of beat. Can you correct this for me, please?''
As this clock was repaired there some time ago (receipt is proof), this is clockmakers responsibility to put it in beat before handling back to the customer. As well as this, clockmaker should have to explain how to carry the clock and how to hook up the pendulum without disturbing the escapement. If it was not done, you have the rights to ask to fix all that.
Do not be afraid to go and to ask them to finish their job properly. These are your consumer rights and you are not asking for any extra work to be done.
Do not try to contact them over the phone, as it is allways better to face the person and speek directly.
Pull your socks up and go!
Good luck.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: the clock time cannot be set on a

You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.



GOTO:
http://www.nawcc.org/business-directory/

Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.




Hope this tip helps

R/
David

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a le coultre clock that will only run for

Hi, Firstly a Le Coultre clock is a fine thing and most be treated with care and attention. If the clock is sitting level (use a spirit level) then there is obviously a fault, which to me sounds like it could be in the hairspring. As the clock is obviously of age, it is very possible that all that has happened is that dust and stuff has gathered around the hairspring, causing it to not wind as tight as it really needs too. I would suggest sellotaping a ladies tight over the end of a hoover attachment and giving the movement a good old hoover. The tights will catch anything that comes off, so you can inspect it. The movements will need oiling too, once oiled you will see a difference. Hope this helps. Tom from Luxuysauce dot com

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: we have a seth thomas

The clock must be levelled the same as when it was previously set up. In other words, if you didn't check the level of the clock before disassembly and reassembled it and re-levelled it, it may not operate because it might not be the same.
Some clocks have different weights for the clock, chime, and hour strike. Did you mark them and install them in the same location?
My Seth Thomas has a screw to adjust the swing of the pendulum to allow proper escapement on the gear, but you have to be able to determine which way the pendulum needs to swing more to make that adjustment. I may be able to help you with this!
You may need a clock repair service.
Let me know,
Gary

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: pendulum will not stay swinging on mantle clock

check out the link below
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    The clock time cannot be set on a ''A'' Regulator pendulum clock, the hands move of their own accord when the key is wound anticlockwise. The pendulum does not swing either


    You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.



    GOTO:
    http://www.nawcc.org/business-directory/

    Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.




    Hope this tip helps

    R/
    David

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    The pendulum stopped swinging...the clock and chimes work well


    Hi
    This clock short of needing a full service may simply be out of beat.

    Taken from my web page located at:
    http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/CLOCK_BEAT.htm

    "HOW TO PUT YOUR CLOCK IN BEAT"
    -Included below is a 10-second sound <snip> of a clock both in and out of beat.

    leval.jpg notleval.jpg
    IN BEAT ////////\\\\ OUT OF BEAT
    · Turn on your sound and click on the clocks above for a sound clip.

    -One little known fact is that a clock does not have to be level to be in beat. I had a customer that had a mantel clock in an old farm house, it was brought in for repairs and sent back running great just one problem: I put the clock in beat on a level surface [a small problem] because the mantel it had set on for it's entire life was not level. I had to literally go to the house to put it in beat where it sat.
    -I have often found most Grandfather or floor clocks are set up out of level and put in beat where they stand, This is fine.
    -As I'm sure we now realize a clock must be in beat but not always level to function properly.
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    · Above is the verge with a slip clutch.
    · Often found on Grandfather clocks and requires only a long swing to get it in beat.

    -To get the clock on the right side in beat you would need to push the verge assembly to the left.
    -If it must be bent to put it in beat, do it slightly, but don't bend any of the suspension parts.

    R/ David

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    Hi i'll try to make this short,i have a grandffather clock i took it in for repair the part thats up in the clock that holds the pendulum had broken off,that was the only problem with it.when i got the...


    After reading all the explanations I understand that your clock is not overwound or damaged and do not need any further repairs even you've been transporting (carrying) it.
    The reason it does not work is simple - your clock is out of beat and all it needs is just to put it back in beat. This is simple operation for watch/clock repairer, but would be very difficult for you without proper knowledge.
    So, my advice is: Take your clock back to that repair shop (don't forget the receipt for the previous job done). You must carry the clock with the pendulum off, but don't leave it at home. When in shop, ask to put the clock in beat. Simply say: '' My clock is out of beat. Can you correct this for me, please?''
    As this clock was repaired there some time ago (receipt is proof), this is clockmakers responsibility to put it in beat before handling back to the customer. As well as this, clockmaker should have to explain how to carry the clock and how to hook up the pendulum without disturbing the escapement. If it was not done, you have the rights to ask to fix all that.
    Do not be afraid to go and to ask them to finish their job properly. These are your consumer rights and you are not asking for any extra work to be done.
    Do not try to contact them over the phone, as it is allways better to face the person and speek directly.
    Pull your socks up and go!
    Good luck.

    Rate me, please.

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