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    david carlson
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    Ok, I disassembled a Seth Thomas Westminster chime that I bought from an auction. It was running fine before I took it apart. Dang, I made it worse. It wouldn’t finish the last beat of the chime and then it wouldn’t gong at the hour. So I took it apart again and put it back together. Now its worse. haha. Now it won’t bong or keep time.

    Dang, this is harder than I thought. Not sure what is wrong.

    Has everybody here been through classes or has had anybody else teach them? Is it possible to learn just through videos?

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    david carlson
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    Maybe 3rd time will be the charm.

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    willofiam
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    Hi David. I have not had anyone teach me. I have read many books, almost all posts on this forum, anything I could read on the internet. I have used this forum as a learning tool, trial and error, anythng on u-tube, ect…Certainly the Seth Thomas Westminster chime clock movement will be a challenge for anyone starting out, even for more advanced repairers. If your still having trouble with the movement please try and be in-depth about what your dealing with and try to provide any photos to go along with it, I am sure there are many people on here that would love to help out. I would like to see what movement you have. Have a nice evening, William

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    david carlson
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    SUCCESS!!!! third time is the charm…..I took the movement apart again and took a look at everything again. I found a couple of bent pinions. I inspected them before I put the clock together, I am thinking that I bent them while trying to get everything back together. I had noticed that the hour chime train gear wasn’t spinning as freely as the 1/4 hour side, that is what got me thinking about the pinions.

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    willofiam
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    Thats great David, :D William

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    bernie weishapl
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    Great job. There have been times I have taken a clock apart 4 or 5 times before I saw the problem.

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