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Old 26th Feb 2021, 9:23 am   #5
Mike Phelan
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Default Re: Smiths Sentric Wall Clock De Luxe Movement

Hi (and welcome!)

BTW, it's Sectric, not Sentric.

It's almost certainly due to what John says - stopping and starting, as synchronous clocks only either run correctly or stop!

For a start, no oil or grease in the movement at all; it's really better to completely dismantle the movement, wash everything apart from the motor and oil with the correct lubricant, washing it assembled is a bit like having a bath with your clothes on

As I guess you're not completely au fait with clock repair then try just oiling pivots with car engine oil, removing the rotor and oiling the pivot with 3-in-1 or sewing machine oil.

Worth a check to see what fuse is in the plug - should be 3 amp.
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