Posted 5/27/2021 23:21 (#9028939 - in reply to #9026883) Subject: RE: Grandfather clock issues.
East Central Kansas
Be sure the weights are on the correct chains, as for some clocks the weights can be different for each chain. The weights are usually marked "Left", "Center", "Right", or similar designation.
The works might need cleaned and oiled. Also, it could be they now have appreciable wear in some pins/bushings that the gears do not align precisely as they once did when new, and are creating extra friction. Be sure the pulleys on the chains are oiled and turn freely as well.
Not sure if the 2 rods mentioned would be to silence the 1/4 hour chiming separately from the hour and half hour, or is possibly one is to advance the striking to get it in synch with the clock time. By moving the rods separately and then turning the hands, you should be able to tell what any of the rods might do for silencing striking and whether up or down turns it off, or one rod might select the type of chime melody (Westminster, St. Michael's, etc).