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    lad111
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    I have an old Seth Thomas that finally quit and needed cleaning. After all the grim was removed and two bushings put in the clock was oiled and put back together. It is lead weight driven and when the crutch is attached the clock runs and runs. However when the pendulum rod and pendulum are placed it stops. I have tried adjusting the crutch and have a nice ticking sound for about 10-15 tick tocks then it stops. Any ideas what to do next?

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    arutha
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    Are sure it is in beat when you have the pendulum fitted? You should be getting a nice even tick tock. If that is ok then the next thing to check is the escapement depth. Watch the pallets on the teeth and make sure they are not going in too deep. As you are watching this also take a close look at the escape wheel teeth, make sure you have no bent teeth, you will need magnification for this as a bent tooth tip cant always be seen easily. Or maybe that’s just my bad eyesight 😯
    Paul.

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    lad111
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    Thanks for your response, will check these out and let you know.

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