Series 1 clock

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#1
I'm just attempting to get Hazel's clock working, but haven't really got a clue what I'm doing :rolleyes:

Anyone got any ideas why it's stopped? (Please....)

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Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#4
My clock is now working!

I found the solder fuse like in the later clocks, but this wasn't split. In fact, when I moved the wheels by hand so that the contacts on the flywheel met, putting the clock on a battery made them open again, so it had to be something else that was wrong (& likely to be non-repairable at home). :confused:

I then searched the 'net & came up with this CRF post from 2006 :rolleyes: :

Kienzle clock stopped

Right at the bottom was the advice about spraying 'WD-40' into the mechanism. No harm in doing that I thought, so I did & then thumbed the wheels into action - the clock worked fine!!

It's only taken 12 years of ownership to get round to this simplest of fixes! (OK, it was a bit fiddly getting the bezel off the clock without damaging it I suppose...).
 

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#8
How does the bezel come off, Phil?

Is it just a push/force fit on the can?
It’s a case of prising it off very carefully, Stan. The hardest part of a repair by far!

I worked the back lip up with a screwdriver all the way round before I could remove it, but it would be easy to kink the front of the bezel that you see, if you’re not careful.
 

vaultsman

Well-Known Member
#9
Thanks, Phil.
By coincidence I came across a non-working Series 1 clock in the garage (when I was looking for something else :)), so I might have a delve into it for interest.
 

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#10
It’s a case of prising it off very carefully, Stan. The hardest part of a repair by far!

I worked the back lip up with a screwdriver all the way round before I could remove it, but it would be easy to kink the front of the bezel that you see, if you’re not careful.
Whilst I was on, I thought I'd get OCC's clock working too! Same problem as Hazel's in that the 'lube' had dried up. This is how I got the bezels off, Stan:

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Now I'll make sure the clock's working for at least a day or two & keeping good time, before I put it back:

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Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#11
Just a tip for anyone who is repairing their series 1 clock:

The earth wire must not only be fitted to the terminal but must make contact with the outer can of the clock, as that provides the earth for the light. The contact has a special shape, with 'claws' that go under the insulator:

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