Howard Miller Ambassador Chime jammed

by Cody
(Clarksville, TN)

I was trying to rotate the hands to the correct time.

I was messing with the chime tune select (right side lever) and managed to disable the chimes. I spoke with the clock shop where I bought the clock.

He (seller) said I probably jammed the mechanism and that he could fix it 2 or 3 minutes.

He must charge me $85 for a service call. If it is a 2 or 3 minute job, is this something I can do myself?

Thanks in advance!

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Apr 26, 2011
hope this helps
by: Alan

If you tried to move the lever close to the time the clock wants to either chime or strike, then the clock will not let you, about 2 to 5 mins before it due to sound the gear has pre staged (moved) so that the lever can not be moved back to the chime/strike position, try it when the time is about 5 mins past where it should play a sound.
if that does not work wait 5 mins & try again.
Do not try to force it.


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