# How do you set a colonial grandfather clock?

## How do you set a colonial grandfather clock?

How to Adjust a Colonial Grandmother Clock

1. Stop the pendulum with your hand. The pendulum stops easily, so you do not need to grab it.
2. Push the minute hand on the clock gently clockwise a quarter turn or 15 minutes or less.
3. Push the pendulum gently to one side and release it to start the clock again.

How do I set the time and chimes on my grandfather clock?

To set the time without having to wait for the clock to chime on each quarter hour, move the minute hand only in a counterclockwise direction until both the hour and the minute are correct. There is no need to move the hour hand, as it will automatically move with the minute hand.

### How do I reset the weights on my grandfather clock?

A clock can be overwound, resulting in the weights being stuck in the highest position. When this happens, gently move the minute hand past the quarter hour and listen for the chime. This should release the weight. When winding, be sure you can see the top of the weight and then stop to avoid overwinding.

Can you turn a grandfather clock backwards?

The truth is, some mechanical clocks cannot be set backwards, but most actually can! So why is this such a common misconception? Many of the American clocks made around the turn of the century were the kind that you can’t turn backwards.

#### How do you set a moon dial on a grandfather clock?

If you have a Grandfather Clock with moon phase, follow these instructions. To set moon dial, apply slight pressure with your fingers to the front of the moon dial. Rotate the moon dial Clockwise until the moon is directly below the number 15 on the dial. (See figure 5).

Which weight goes where on a grandfather clock?

Grandfather clocks are weight driven. Pick up the weights one at a time and turn them upside down. Look for the letters “L,” “R,” or “C.” Arrange them left to right on the floor in front of the clock with “L” being the left hand weight, “C” being the center weight and “R” being the right hand weight.

## How do you reset the chimes on a pendulum clock?

1. When your mantel clock chimes, count the number of times it chimes.
2. Move the hour hand to the hour indicated by the hourly chime (count the number of gongs at the hour).
3. Reset the time using the minute hand to the correct hour and the chime should adjust along with the clock hands as well.

How do I turn off the chimes on my grandfather clock?

Look for a lever or setting called “Chime Silent” or similar. The setting may be on the clock face and not near other controls. If you’d like to shut down the Westminster or other chimes, select the “Silent” option.

### Why does only one weight move on my grandfather clock?

If the clock is running but not chiming, then only the center weight will drop. Typically, what we find is that the grandfather clock has not been serviced and the oil has dried up in the movement and therefore the chiming side of the clock is hung up, or worst, worn out.

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