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    Thank you all. I was off line over the holiday. Hope you all had a happy holiday. I read the posts this morning and studied the pallet and escape wheel carefully. The escape wheel and pallet are in a little house that is assembled before the main assembly goes together. I guess this protects the clocks against ham handed amateurs such as myself from bending any pivots.

    While watching the escape wheel I had a picture of the clock up that I had taken before I cleaned it. The suspension spring had a little notch in the picture that was reversed on my clock. In other words I placed the suspension spring in reverse from how it had been originally. I turned it around and the clock has been operation for the last three hours. Why would the orientation of the suspension spring make a difference? Or perhaps I bent the crutch accidentally when turning the spring around.

    Any thoughts? I really would like to understand this.