How much does it cost to fix a clock?
On average, the cost to have a clock repaired can vary anywhere from $25 to as much as $2,500+. A simple oiling and adjusting can cost $100 or so, while extensive repairs and overhauls can start at $250 and go from there. Refer to our table below to see what the average clock repair could cost.
How do I fix my clock dial?
Push the hour hand against the clock shaft. Friction holds the hour hand on the shaft, and pushing it back onto the shaft will tighten it. Once you tighten the hour hand, rotate it too the correct time. Tighten the nut on the end of the shaft holding the minute hand.
What to do if a clock is overwound?
To rid the timepiece of lint & dust, you can spray it with compressed air after the initial cleaning. You can also apply small amounts of clock cleaning fluid, which should be available to find online with a bristle brush if required, however most find that warm water may tackle the job just as well.
How long does it take to repair a clock?
Common repairs may take several weeks to complete. This may be due to the complexity of the repair or to the number of jobs ahead of you. Please be advised, if your clock requires more than a simple adjustment, it may be in our shop as long as 2 – 8 months to be serviced and repaired.
Can you use WD40 on a clock?
Don’t use 3-in-One or even worse, WD40. Both will impair the clock’s ability to work; modern clock oil is synthetic so much longer lasting than mineral or vegetable oils, which break down over time. Clock oils also contain rust inhibitors to protect the clock.
How often should a clock be serviced?
Your clock should be professionally cleaned every 8 to 10 years. Having your clock cleaned will assure you of keeping your heirloom in top condition for years to come. While oiling your clock is a good prevention against early wear and tear, cleaning it will remove all the dirt build-up that destroys good movements.
Why did the hands of the clock move after you put the battery in the wall clock?
It sounds like the hands have come off the central spindle. This could be caused by the fact that the motor isn’t fixed to the back of the clock properly, so when you grip it to fit the new battery it pulls the hands into the dial and loosens them.
Where can I find a clock repair business?
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How much does it cost to repair a cuckoo clock?
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Where is somewhere in time clock repair Louisville Ky?
Somewhere in Time Clock Repair Louisville KY has 35+ years of experience repairing & building various types of clocks. We specialize in Grandfather, Cuckoo, Tubular Chime & Antique. We repair all types of clocks including Grandfather, Cuckoo, Tubular Chime & Antique.