# Your question: Which winding hole on my clock does what?

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## Which keyhole winds the clock?

In clocks with more than one keyhole, the left-most hole usually controls the hourly chime, and in clocks with three keyholes, the center keyhole is typically for the quarter-hour chime, although again this can vary from model to model.

## Which side winds the chime on a clock?

Winding – One Day clock:

Turn the key with a smooth motion, stopping when the spring will not wind any further. Never let the key snap back in your hand, always release it gently after each half turn. The left square winds the strike mainspring and the right side winds the time mainspring.

## What are the two winders on a mantel clock?

Mechanical mantel clocks typically at least two winders: one for the mainspring that keeps time, and the rest for the chime and strike mechanisms.

## Does it hurt a clock to wind it backwards?

There is no set rule, it depends on the clock! So many of my customers are shocked when they see me move the hands backwards on their clocks. … In the last sixty or seventy years more than 95% of the clocks manufactured have been designed so that you can safely move the minute hand counter-clockwise.

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## Can you over wind a clock?

Luckily, the truth is that you can’t over-wind your clock. … A clock mainspring is made of spring steel and is about the width of a ruler (but not quite as thick). They are on average 7 to 8 feet long! One end of the mainspring hooks on a winding arbor (the thing your key goes onto when you wind it).

## How do you wind a 2 hole clock?

How to Wind a Pendulum Clock

1. Locate the winding points on the clock face. …
2. Insert the key or crank into a winding point. …
3. Continue turning the key or crank until it won’t turn any further. …
4. Wind the other one or two winding points the same way if your clock chimes on the hour or quarter-hour.

## 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.

## Why does my clock chime the wrong hour?

The usually happens when an hour hand is moved by mistake when re-setting the time on your grandfather clock. Sometimes if a grandfather clock is allowed to wind down so the weights are on the bottom and the grandfather clock pendulum stops, this can happen.

## Why does my clock not chime?

If your clock has stopped chiming after 5 years, or has stopped chiming correctly, chances are the problem is a lack of, or improper, maintenance. Most manufacturers of clocks recommend ‘oiling’ a clock every year. … The clock often stops functioning properly due to this lack of lubrication or from the worn parts.

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## What are the three winders on a mantel clock?

3) Winding the clock

The center winder is for the timekeeping, the right winder is for the quarter-hour chime, and the left winder is for the hour strike.