Author Topic: 712 issues  (Read 4610 times)

Kid Clock

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 04:28:43 PM »
These 711's and 712's are truly remarkable units...

btw...my latest 711 unit does not feature the "alarm buzz".  Don't know why.  The "buzz" sets in about 4 seconds before the alarm trips to it's happy bell ring tone.  My other 711 starts buzzing about an hour in advance of the alarm... this has been discussed before.  This particular unit doesn't buzz...cool.

Geez led the way...

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EarthquakeWeather

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 04:46:38 PM »
The 712 is supposed to be a bell alarm? Mine only buzzes.  >:[

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 06:38:44 PM »
The 712 is supposed to be a bell alarm? Mine only buzzes.  >:[
  Sounds like a tweak needed to move in or out the small round brass bell-ringer ball that is cantilevered off the coil-buzzer arm...

Kid Clock

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2010, 08:18:24 PM »
No...the 711/712 ringer assembly features a different dinger system.  I doubt the arm is bent.  Could be...  My guess is the coil assembly is not pushed all the way against the movement plate.  If that happens, the little arm vibrates and misses the bell.  The tolerances are quite tight...

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2010, 01:26:57 AM »
My Ashby has the same problem then. Should be a bell, but it only buzzes.

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2010, 09:16:59 AM »
The 711-712, 727-728 and ALs were just a wonky design.   I've fixed AT LEAST 20 of those models total but there were 1 or 2 that just buzzed no matter what I did.  Finally one guy asked me to just disable the alarm (I clipped the buzzer arm).   :-(  That was a sad day and the end of my love affair with the 711.   0># My favorite alarm movement is in the War Alarm--bronze gears and wonderfully simple design.  Awesome! 

The Ashby (et al) movements you should be able to adjust with needle-nosed pliers and some common sense.  (Don't electrocute yourself while you're doing it.)
What this country needs is a good $5 parts clock.

Kid Clock

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2010, 07:43:22 PM »
My favorite alarm movement is in the War Alarm--bronze gears and wonderfully simple design.  Awesome! 

Now...why would you say that?....I have not carefully examined my three little War Alarms....but, what's so special?...I assumed they were normal movements...
(mine work well...so I've never delved into the individual parts....)

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2010, 06:03:40 AM »
It's normal enough.  I just love the simplicity after earlier movements.  There's nothing in there that doesn't need to be. and the bronze. ;D
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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2011, 08:57:03 PM »
Hmmm white glass....
I think sand paper will help me make frosted glass. I have alot of glass (all wrapped in news paper from that old tic tock clock stuff I got)

Anyone know if you can use a tool that can scale and cut ceramic tile?  |-&
 may have to give it a try this week.

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Re: 712 issues
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2020, 10:42:18 PM »
For you 711/712 enthusiasts...  go to the top and read this thread.

 

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