Clock will not run?

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Why is my clock not running?

If your clock will not run, it is time to get it serviced by a clock repair person.  Unless your clock has taken a fall or some other trauma, it is either gummed up with dirt and oil or you have worn pivots and bushings.  It the clock movement is dirty, DO NOT spray anything on it.  The movement will become contaminated with some foreign substance and a clock repair person may refuse to work on your clock.  Spraying just about anything can make the problem worse.  It will not cure the problem.  The underlying issues are still there.

Other possible minor causes:

  • The clock has been moved to a new location.

  • The pendulum needs to be restarted.

  • The clock has been accidentally bumped.

  • Tilting the clock in any direction. 

Place your clock in a place where is will remain undisturbed for a long period of time.  Frequent movement of the clock can and will disturb the clocks accuracy.  Always keep your clock level.  Whenever you have your clock serviced the repair person they will set the accuracy of the clock based on it eventually resting on a level surface at the customer's home.  Some clock repair professionals offer home delivery and set up.  This insures that the clock will run accurately as it should.


  Learn clock repair with these DVD courses!  Course manuals are included. 

Watch, study and learn antique clock repair through DVD course instruction using actual live repairs!! 


Clock Repair 1 & 2    Advanced Clock Repair    PRO advanced clock repair  

Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics  Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Projects      Clock Case Repair & Restoration   Wooden Works Movement Repair



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