# You asked: How do you fix a wind up clock that runs slow?

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## How do you fix a slow running clock?

If the clock is running slow, move the bob up or turn the nut to the right. Restart the pendulum and reset the clock hands to the proper time. It is easy to remember: lower is slower and left is lower. How much adjustment is needed depends on how much time is being gained or lost.

## Why is my wind up clock losing time?

Regulating your clock is adjusting the rate of timekeeping or making the clock run faster if it loses time. The adjustment is made with the rating nut on the bottom of the pendulum. When adjusting hold the pendulum bob in your left hand turning the nut to the right (tightening) makes the clock run faster.

## What causes a pendulum to slow down and stop swinging?

When the swing is raised and released, it will move freely back and forth due to the force of gravity on it. The swing continues moving back and forth without any extra outside help until friction (between the air and the swing and between the chains and the attachment points) slows it down and eventually stops it.

## How do you make a pendulum clock slower?

Regulating the clock — Pendulum Nut:

The clock can be made to go faster or slower by means of the nut at the bottom of the pendulum. Turning the front of the nut to the right speeds up the clock, and turning it to the left slows it down (in other words move the nut up to speed up, or down to slow down).

## How do you fix a quartz clock that runs slow?

If your clock is running slow, hands could be touching and will need to be adjusted in order to function properly. Another reason for this could be that the hex nut in the center is too tight, so try loosening it a quarter turn to allow the hands to move with ease.

## How can I speed up my mantel clock?

Use the adjustment nut; turn it to the right to move the disk up and to the left to lower it. On clocks without a pendulum, just move the time adjustment lever. Pushing it toward the minus slows the clock, and pushing it toward the plus speeds the clock up.

## How do you set a wind up clock?

How to Set a Wind Up Alarm Clock

1. Look at the back of the clock. There will be two buttons and two wind-up keys. …
2. Set the clock time. Use the button labeled “Clock” to move the hour and minute hands to set the clock to the current, correct time.
3. Wind the clock. …
4. Set the alarm. …
5. Wind the alarm. …
6. Activate the alarm.

## Why does my clock run fast?

Fixing a clock that runs too fast can be as easy as turning a screw. Clocks with an interior or exterior pendulum have adjustment screws either on the pendulum or through a hole in the top of the clock. It may take up to two weeks to properly set a clock that runs fast.

## What cause a pendulum to come to a stop?

A pendulum stops oscillating because it loses energy when it is converted into heat. Even without air friction, the friction which exists with the point around which the pendulum rotates causes the system to lose kinetic energy and eventually stop.

## Why won’t my pendulum keep swinging?

The reason a clock pendulum often stops swinging, after being moved, is because the clock case now leans at a slightly different angle then it did at its former location. Don’t worry about making your clock absolutely level with the floor and don’t use a level.

## What energy does a swinging pendulum have?

An ideal pendulum system always contains a stable amount of mechanical energy, that is, the total of kinetic plus potential energy. As the pendulum swings back and forth, the balance between the two types of energy changes constantly. At some points in its swing, the pendulum has more kinetic energy.