Clock Hands Falling Off?
I just purchased this alarm clock a month ago and the alarm clock hands are about ready to fall off. Any suggestions?
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You could try a drop of screw locking compound, or superglue. First, make sure there is no greese.
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Great suggestion above on applying screw locking compound. To access the alarm clock hands, I would recommend doing the following:
Using a standard flat head screwdriver, remove the black battery compartment cover, which is located on the back of the alarm clock towards the bottom between the alarm clock legs by lifting gently on tab with the screwdriver. Remove (1) "AA" battery from the battery compartment. Set battery aside.
Remove the three small silver screws located at the top and both sides of the back cover using the #1 Phillips screwdriver which is in the iFixit toolkit. Remove the black back cover of the alarm clock by gently pulling upward being careful not to disconnect the wires which are attached to the back cover. Locate the copper cylindrical solenoid which is in the upper right hand side of the back of the clock.
Using the #1 Phillips screwdriver, remove the small silver screw located on the silver support holding the copper cylindrical solenoid in place. Gently remove the copper cylindrical solenoid by lifting upward.
Using the #1 Phillips screwdriver, remove the small silver screw located within the white post to the left of the copper cylindrical solenoid. Gently remove the bell hammer by threading it downward from oval opening on top of the clock.
Remove the legs from the alarm clock by using needle nose pliers to unscrew hex screws located on the top of each post of the legs. Using needle nose pliers, remove gold screw on top of right bell chime. Repeat this process with the left bell chime.
After removing both gold bell chimes, gently lift the gold bar that connects the two bell chimes. Set aside the bell chimes and the gold bar.
Gently remove the entire black, inner apparatus of clock by lifting upward. Gently separate the outward gold casing of the alarm clock from the clear glass lens.
Turn the alarm clock lower component over so that the alarm clock hands are facing you. Using needle nose pliers, gently lift the alarm clock hands from the center post located on the face of the alarm clock.
To replace the alarm clock hands, follow the replacement guide for step-by-step instructions with photographs:
After replacement of the alarm clock hands, repeat steps above in reverse order to reassemble the alarm clock.
Good Luck! Hope this helps!
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