Most Common Errors When Installing a Cuckoo Clock

Most Common Errors When Installing a Cuckoo Clock
Most Common Errors When Installing a Cuckoo Clock
1. Always hang the clock on a sturdy nail or screw in a stud
(preferably) at an angle. This should avoid the “falling off
the wall” problem. Do not use a picture hook.
2. Hang the clock so the back of the clock is flush against the
3. Don’t level with your eyes.
eyes Use a level, and listen for an
even tick tock sound. This will prevent the clock from
4. If the clock does not cuckoo, check to make sure the wire is
completely free of the door.
door Check that the clips are off
the bellows and rubber bands and Styrofoam is removed
from the interior of the clock. (not all clocks have rubber
bands or Styrofoam). Be sure the “silent” lever is in the
correct position
5. If the clock is not keeping proper time you can adjust the pendulum carving.
Move it up (close to the clock itself) to make the time go faster, and down (away
from the clock) to make the time slow down. Lower is slower.
6. Never pull the weights down or help them up by lifting them when pulling the
chains up. In other words – Do not touch the weights while pulling the chains.
Pressure must always be on the weighted chain to keep it on the sprocket.
7. Sometimes the bird sticks out with the door open. If the bird does not go back in
don’t force it.
it Take the weights and pendulum off, open the back of the clock,
and make sure the wire that goes across the top is underneath the tail of the
cuckoo bird. This wire lifts the birds’ tail and if it somehow got on top of the birds
tail it may keep the bird from coming back inside the clock.
To Set the Clock
Turn the larger (minute hand) backwards (holding close to where the hands
connect to the clock) until the clock shows the correct time. Do not move the
smaller (hour hand). After the first hour the cuckoo should call the correct time.
If you move the minute hand clockwise you must wait each time for the bird to
finish its call and music before you continue. After setting the clocks hands
make sure the cuckoos shut off switch is to the ON position.
To Wind the Clock
Pull the chain end with the brass rings while the weights are hanging directly
towards the floor. Do not help the weights up by touching or lifting them.
To Regulate the Time
If the clock is running fast, gently slide the pendulum leaf or disc downwards.
Lower is slower. If the clock is running slow, gently slide the pendulum leaf or
disc upwards. Please only move the pendulum a small amount at a time and only
once daily.
Whatever the problem, if something doesn’t seem to be working property; do not use
force! Reread the instructions that came with the clock or feel free to call us at Swiss
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