# Why does my anniversary clock keep stopping?

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## How do I get my anniversary clock to work?

To set the correct time, simply use your finger to turn the minute hand until you reach the correct time. Since most anniversary clocks do not chime, you can turn the minute hand in either direction to reach the correct time. Do not turn the hour hand, as this can damage the clock.

## Why does the pendulum on my clock keep stopping?

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. … A clock is “in beat” when the tick and the tock are evenly spaced.

## Why does my clock keep stopping?

A clock that is out of beat is likely to stop because the pendulum is not receiving the optimum impulses to keep it swinging. … For mantle clocks with a pendulum, a temporary cure may be to place something under one side of the clock, such as a coin, and listen again to see if it’s any better.

## Why is it called an anniversary clock?

The “anniversary clock” is called that because it’ll run for about 400 days on one winding, so you can wind the thing on your wedding anniversary, perhaps making a celebration of the ritual.

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## What causes a pendulum to eventually 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 I keep my pendulum swinging?

The pendulum needs to swing exactly equal distances from dead center to the left, as from dead center to the right. If a clock is out of beat, the pendulum will swing for a few minutes, then stop even if the clock case is level.

## How do you reset a pendulum clock?

Place the clock where it is to be used, on a stable, level surface. Open the front door and hang the pendulum on the hook (on many clocks the hook is behind the dial), give the pendulum a swing, and the clock will start ticking.