Why is it necessary to have my clock movement cleaned?
Movement oil collects dust and other contaminants from the air. These contaminants can be abrasive and the oil can harden. For this reason, it is necessary to have the movement cleaned and oiled. The frequency of cleaning and oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include the humidity and temperature controls and cleanliness of the environment. Based on these factors, oiling should be performed every 2 to 5 years and thorough cleaning every 5 to 10 years.
When should a clock movement be oiled and/or cleaned?
Signs that a movement could require oiling or cleaning can include slowing or erratic operation of the time keeping, chiming melody, and/or hour strike. Continued use may cause excessive wear and require more extensive service to the movement. CLICK ...
Why is it necessary to have my clock movement oiled?
In mechanical devices with moving components, oil acts as a lubricant to help prevent friction and wear. Over time, the oil must be replenished. The frequency of oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include humidity and temperature ...
Battery-operated, quartz dual chime movement will not operate.
Old and exhausted batteries is the primary cause for the movement to malfunction while keeping time, playing a melody, or swinging the pendulum (on some models). Ensure that you are using brand new alkaline batteries and they are installed following ...
Why do you hear a "tic toc" sound from a clock with a mechanical movement?
All clocks with mechanical movements will have an audible "tic toc" sound due to the movement of the gears in the clock. The volume of this "tic toc" sound cannot be changed or adjusted to be louder or softer.
What if I want to clean and oil my own clock movement?
Howard Miller does not recommend that you service the clock movement yourself. Contact an Authorized Howard Miller Service Center. However, if you feel inclined, there are a variety of internet sites that offer detailed instructions to perform your ...