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 26 March 2013 10:01 PM
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circle143

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Hi,

I was recently called to a job where the Sangamo time clock had stopped working and was asked to replace it. I replaced the clock and connected it the same as the old clock. However, the new clock does not advance. The client assured me that the clock worked perfectly until recently.

There is power to the clock and the wiring is correct - I am not familiar with these clocks and would appreciate advice.

Thanks.
 26 March 2013 10:19 PM
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slittle

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Is the wheel tight on the front that holds the little arms on ??. Bearing in mind it's a left hand thread ?


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 26 March 2013 10:23 PM
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circle143

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Yes Stu, and its interlocked on the pin...........although is it possible that the reverse thread has been tightened too tight?
 26 March 2013 10:24 PM
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peteTLM

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Study the instructions, the old arrangement might have been wrong as well.
Some of the terminals are hardly in natural positions either.

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 26 March 2013 11:00 PM
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"The client assured me that the clock worked perfectly until recently. "

Clients can (and often do) mislead you.
For a variety of reasons.

1/ They are embarrassed to admit the truth.
2/ They believe what they tell you whilst being unaware that their , brother/father/son/nephew/friend has mucked about with the connections.
3/ They deliberately try it on.

Three most common reasons.

Listen to what they tell you, be prepared to believe it, but double check it yourself is my advice.

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 27 March 2013 12:59 AM
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Richard64

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Originally posted by: ebee

"The client assured me that the clock worked perfectly until recently. "



Clients can (and often do) mislead you.

For a variety of reasons.



1/ They are embarrassed to admit the truth.

2/ They believe what they tell you whilst being unaware that their , brother/father/son/nephew/friend has mucked about with the connections.

3/ They deliberately try it on.



Three most common reasons.



Listen to what they tell you, be prepared to believe it, but double check it yourself is my advice.


Possibly, one of the wisest posts I've ever read.
 27 March 2013 03:11 PM
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AJJewsbury

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It's ages since I did anything with a mechanical clock. Is it 3-terminal or 4-terminal? Does it run when the clock switches on? (is there a manual override?) - just wondering if it's 3-terminal and the 'in' and 'out' have been reversed. Is it one of these fangled new ones with a battery backup?

BTW why do we call them "time clocks"? - what else would a clock do than keep time?? Time switches seems much more logical - yet I was brought up calling them 'time clocks'.

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 27 March 2013 04:38 PM
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normcall

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Don't forget the round ones had a wiring drawing in the base and the s600 series - well, shall I just say cheap and nasty - never did like them.

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 27 March 2013 05:13 PM
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circle143

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Thanks for the replies

Ps I trust the client as the premises are used for commercial business and are well maintained - in a domestic situation I am very aware of what has been posted on here.

The problem was resolved as the 'new time switch' was found to be faulty and replaced.
 27 March 2013 07:43 PM
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jamieblatant

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"Sangamo time clock had stopped working"


Ha ha ha pull the other one its got bells on

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