Use a clock repair manual to understand the proper procedures for restoring a clock to proper working condition, including the different safety measures and tools necessary. The manuals typically feature diagrams on the clock that explain the different mechanisms and how to avoid causing additional damage.
Each clock repair manual contains different information and details, as each style and type of clock functions differently, despite similarities in function and purpose. To use the manual, you must first diagnose the problem with the clock so that you may identify the best possible solution. Some manuals include a troubleshooting section that lists the nature of common issues, such as not powering on or failure to keep time accurately, with either a description of the solution or full instructions on how to repair it. In some cases, a single symptom may be a sign of multiple issues and may require additional investigation to find the cause.
After identifying the issue, follow the instructions as they appear in the manual to remove any outer casings or coverings to expose the internal mechanisms. You may also need to gather tools such as screwdrivers, tweezers or replacement parts to conduct the repair. Many manuals offer step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform each task to remove components and make internal alterations, including steps to return the clock to its normal state.