Mechanical Cuckoo Clock Instructions
- Open up the back door of the clock and remove the bellows clips and card from the back door.
- Remove the latch on the front door so that the cuckoo can come out.
- Hang the clock on the wall on a screw that is at a 45-degree angle, so the clock sits flush on the wall. (Do not use a hook or a nail as the clock can fall off the wall).
- Remove the wire from the chains, so that they hang down to approximately 20cm above the floor.
- Hang the weights on the hooks at the top of the chains and hang the pendulum on the pendulum hanger underneath the clock.
- Use the on/off lever to silence the cuckoo and music if you desire.
- To set the time, making sure you let the cuckoo call on the hour and in some cases on the half-hour also move the minute hand in a clockwise direction, (the hour hand will follow) until the desired time is reached. Do not move the hands backward (counter-clockwise). Alternatively, you can switch the silence lever to ‘off’ and move the minute hand without having to let the cuckoo call.
- For further clarification please see the picture below.
- Enjoy your new Cuckoo Clock.
- My clock is running too fast or slow. Move the leaf on the pendulum up or down to increase or decrease the speed of the clock. One millimeter on the pendulum equals approximately a 1-minute adjustment in a 24 hour period.
- If Slow: Move the leaf down the pendulum to slow it down the required amount of minutes and also adjust the minute hand forward the amount of minutes it is slow by.
- If Fast: Move the leaf up the pendulum to speed it up to the required amount of minutes and then adjust the minute hand back the amount of minutes it is fast by.
- Eg. If the clock is 5mins slow, move the leaf up 5mm and then put the minute hand forward by 5mins. If the clock is 5 mins fast, move the leaf 5 mm down and then also adjust the minute hand back by 5 mins.
If the clock has a spring loaded adjustment nut instead of a leaf, simply follow the same steps by shortening or lengthening the pendulum with the nut. If slow, turn the nut to your right to increase the speed. If fast, turn the nut to your left to decrease the speed. One turn is approximately 1 minute adjustment in 24 hours.
- I didn’t wind my clock up and now it has stopped:
- Pull the chains to bring the weights back up the top.
- Move the minute hand clockwise to set to the desired time.
- My Cuckoo and time are out of sync: Make the cuckoo call by moving the minute hand to 12. Take note of how many times the cuckoo calls. Then move the hour hand to the corresponding hour. ie., 5 cuckoos, move the hour hand to the 5. Then refer to step 7 to set time accordingly.