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Howard Miller Clock Quartz Movement And Pendulum Instruction

Howard Miller Clock Quartz Movement And Pendulum Instruction

CLOCK SET UP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Move the clock close to its final location. Make sure the clock is positioned firmly on the floor. Levelers are provided on the bottom of the cabinet (See figure 1). 

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 1 - Premier Clocks

WARNING : ENSURE CLOCK IS POSITIONED SQUARE AND FIRM ON THE FLOOR SO THAT IT WILL NOT FALL OVER. ADJUST LEVELERS FOR MAXIMUM STABILITY AND PROPER ALIGNMENT.

2. Access to the clock’s quartz movement is made in two possible ways: through the front door(s), or through the upper back access panel. If access is not possible through the front door(s), then you will need to remove the upper back access panel. This panel was secured for shipment with retainer clips. Turn the retainer clips to allow the back access panel to slide out of the grooves. Replace this panel after setup is complete, and turn the retainer clips to hold it in position (See Figure 2 & Figure 3).

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 2 and 3 - Premier Clocks

3. Some clocks have decorative chains and weight shells. The chains are used to support the decorative weight shells, and have been secured for shipment in a bag and are located directly under the quartz movement. As you remove the chains from the bag, please notice each chain has a hook at the end. These hooks are used to hang the decorative weight shells (See figure 4).

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 4 - Premier Clocks

WARNING : KEEP PLASTIC BAGS AND SMALL PARTS AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

QUARTZ MOVEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

1. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Release the Pendulum Guide (for pendulum movements only) from the Transport-Locking Pins by gently twisting and pulling the Pendulum Guide away from the Transport-Locking Pins. This allows the guide to hang freely (See Figure 7).

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 7 - Premier Clocks

Hang the pendulum on the Pendulum Guide (Figure 5 & Figure 7).

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 5 - Premier Clocks

Install two "C" size alkaline batteries according to the +/- symbols in the battery holders. (Figure 6) Install one "D" size alkaline battery for the pendulum motor (Figure 7).

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION Figure 6 - Premier Clocks

NOTE: Eveready batteries under the brand name Energizer have a non-conductive ring on the negative contact which may prevent the battery from making a proper electrical connection. Most other alkaline batteries will function properly.

2. SETTING THE TIME

Adjust the time by using the minute hand or the Time Setting knob. Never turn the hour hand to set the time; it will turn automatically with the minute hand (Figure 6). Turn the Time Setting knob or move the minute hand (AFTER the batteries have been installed) so that the hands rotate clockwise. When setting the time, the clock will not chime at the 1⁄4, 1⁄2, or 3⁄4 hour positions.

When manually setting the time, the clock may chime a few minutes before or after the hour - this will automatically be corrected during the first hour of normal operation. The clock may also chime out of sequence during the first hour of operation. After setting it to the correct time, it is important that the clock movement be allowed to operate for at least one hour for the chime sequence to become fully functional. The quartz movement is highly accurate and has been adjusted at the factory for precise time keeping.

3. CHIME MELODY

Use the switch with the symbols OFF, WEST, and MELODY2 to select the chime melody according to the following settings:

OFF = Silent
WEST = Westminster melody and full hour strike
MELODY2 = Ave Maria melody and full hour strike (Beethoven’s Ode to Joy on select models)

 

4. VOLUME CONTROL

The volume of the chime can be modified by turning the Volume Control knob.

5. AUTOMATIC NIGHTTIME CHIME SHUT-OFF

The movement has automatic nighttime volume shut-off or volume reduction options for a period of eight (8) hours after the switch is moved to the shut-off or volume reductions positions. This feature will automatically repeat at the same time every 24 hours. Use the switch with the symbols to select chime silencing according to the following settings:

HOWARD MILLER CLOCK QUARTZ MOVEMENT AND PENDULUM INSTRUCTION - Premier Clocks

6. OTHER FEATURES

This movement features a 4/4 chime melody. The movement plays 1⁄4 of the melody at quarter past the hour, 1⁄2 the melody at half past the hour, 3⁄4 of the melody at three-quarters past the hour, and the full melody at the hour. Following the melody on the hour is the count hour strike. Slide the 4/4 Chime Selection switch to the 1/ position to only play the full melody and hour strike. Slide the 4/4 Chime Selection switch to the 4/ position to play the melody at every quarter hour as previously described.

7. BATTERY REPLACEMENT

If the clock begins to lose time, chime weakens, or pendulum stops to swing, this is the sign of weak or exhausted batteries. Replace the batteries. 




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