When a Mechanical Time Recorder is gaining time, the issue is that one or more of the wheels are sticking together. This is more than likely due to the lubrication used to manufacture the clock starting to solidify. To correct tthe problem using 3-N-1 Oil or WD-40:
- Unlock the case cover and pull it forward to remove it. Wait until the clock "click".
- Press either side of the Type Section Headlock to unlock the clock face from the frame. Review the users guide to see a diagram.
- Pull upward on the lower part of the clock face until the Type Section locks in the up position as shown in Figure 1.
- Press the red Overthrow Lever toward the back of the clock until it clicks. This releases the wheels allowing them to turn.
- Once the type section is lifted, lay the timeclock on it's back. The type section should be facing up.
- Place 1 to 3 drops of the 3-N-1 Oil or WD-40 between the wheels.
- Rotate each will 360° 2 to 3 times to work the lubrication between each wheel.
- Stand the clock in the upright position.
- Remove the ribbon or cover it ribbon with paper towel to protect it from the lubricant.
- Slowly let the Type Section down and press it firmly into the Type Section Headlock.
- Let the clock sit for about 5 minutes to let the excess lubricant drain.
- Lift the Type section again.
- Set the punch time on the time recorder.
- Set the face time on the time recorder.
After the time is set, connect the clock to AC Power. Monitor the clock for the day to make sure the punch time is no longer gaining. If it does gain time, contact our Technical Support Department at 404-691-1064.