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Please remember that each motor or rotor in the body of this Web page have clickable links to their individual Web pages and pictures. Any rebuilt Telechron "B" rotor can have any shaft you'd need. Once I open up a "B" rotor I can install any configuration of shaft or pinion. Here is a Web page with some of the steps illustrated with pictures.   Repair Illustration For a Web page listing of all Revere (Telechron) Clock Rotors by their M # please see: http://www.revereclocks.com/m-rotor.html
GE, Herschede, Revere, & Telechron Electric Clock Rotor & Clock Motor Repair and Service Charges.


Copyright © 1995-2014 Michael P. Murray & Mike's Clock Clinic Mike's Clock Clinic 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090, or 877-286-6762 (Toll Free) E-mail address: Mike@revereclocks.com (Preferred contact method) MCC's main Web site is located at http://www.revereclocks.com/
Index of Clock Motor and Clock Rotor & Resources by Category:

Virtually every motor and rotor is no longer in production and because of the rarity of these items, all prices are firm and there is no trade discount of any kind. I don't list or sell any 50 cycle rotors but they can be rebuilt. All rotors and coils carry a 2-year warranty. If failure occurs during the warranty period the item will be replaced for free but you would be responsible for the shipping costs to Mike's Clock Clinic. Most rebuilt (overhauled) original "B" rotors sell for $160.00. If you want to send in the clock for motor or rotor replacement, please be advised that shipping will jump from $10.00 to $80.00 with everything else staying the same. The increase covers return shipping and insurance and includes my labor charge of $50.00 for the replacement. Labor adds $50.00 and return shipping adds $30.00, and I can ship at that price for clocks up to 22" long. I cannot guarantee that the motor/rotor replacement will fix you clock's problem 100% of the time, simply because the clock movement (mechanism) may need work as well. All rebuilt's from whatever source, will have some noise. Rebuilts will be significantly quieter but the aluminum rotor will carry some noise. Drilling holes was often done by the amateur in order to extend the life of the rotor. These holes were used in order to add oil to the rotor and at one time oil may have helped but that does nothing for accumulated dirt and old coagulated oil and nothing for plate and wheel wear. I use synthetic grease and synthetic oil so, in theory, there should never be a need for more oil. Original coils run $110.00 and this includes shipping. I no longer have a source for newly manufactured coils, so when my stock is gone it is gone. Many past repair people just grabbed any coil that they could get there hands on and for longer life of the clock and rotor, you should seriously consider replacing the coil if yours is not the proper wattage. To determine whether or not you need a coil, you can take a Multimeter or Volt/Ohm meter, these are less than $10.00 at any hardware store, and with no current on the motor, set the meter to Ohms and touch the two leads to the end of the wires or the posts where the wires connect and see if you get a reading. Just about any reading is a good one and if you can see the coil #, that represents the Ohm reading so if your coil is a # 60 coil then you should get about 60 or 600 ohms depending on the setting of the meter. Please see this link for coil information.   Coil Information You MUST add $10.00 to each order (Canada is $20.00) to include return shipping by U.S. Priority Mail. Some have indicated to me a fear of the clock shorting out or becoming a fire hazard. If that's the case then purchase a power strip and only plug the clock into it. This way you have a fuse to stop an overload before it feeds back into your household or office wiring. Honestly, I have never heard of an electric clock causing a fire but putting in a power strip may ease some fears.
Listing of all Telechron's by their M # on the Rotor
Please view this Web page for a M # listing on all Telechron rotors:
http://www.revereclocks.com/m-rotor.html.
With the M #, I'll be able to identify the exact rotor and give you a more precise turn around time but I'm usually about 6 to 8 weeks and possibly more. Return to Index

Telechron Rotors

All my Telechron rotors are either copper or nickel and NOT aluminum. The aluminum rotors were cheapened versions of the copper or nickel rotors. GE, who always had a stake in Telechron, finally purchased it outright in the 70's and that's when the aluminum rotors appeared. Return to Index
Rebuilt Telechron Aluminum Rotors
The aluminum "B" rotor can be rebuilt. The process takes about a few weeks and the cost on either is $150.00 plus $10.00 priority mail (Canada is $20.00), which brings your total cost to $160.00. You must send in your old aluminum rotor, and the order must be pre-paid. Typically aluminum rotors have a M # of 3300 or higher. If you do not have a rotor to send, then add $50.00 for a total of $210.00. The one disadvantage of an aluminum cased rotor is that Telechron used fiber board plates and then coated them (dipped) in phenolic resin whereas the pre-aluminum rotors used copper plates. Three of the seven wheels, in the "B" rotor, are also phenolic resin and that material was used to reduce noise of the wheels meshing but actually the plates used increased the overall noise of the rotor. Phenolic plates will never last as long as copper and the material was used to reduce overall production costs but should last for years. It is because of these plates that the noise level of any rebuilt aluminum rotor will be greater than the copper plates of original rotors. So I strongly suggest you do NOT use an aluminum rotor for clocks located in your sleeping area. I'll not rebuild any rotor until I am paid. Once the old rotor and payment are received, I then rebuild the rotor and test and it generally takes about a few weeks or less, then it is shipped and will carry a 2-year warranty. If you want to send in the clock for motor or rotor replacement, please be advised that shipping will jump from $10.00 to $80.00 with everything else staying the same. The increase covers return shipping and insurance and includes my labor charge of $50.00 for the replacement ($230.00 total).
For return shipping I use USPS for all shipping. If you want to use another carrier then you will have to arrange everything for shipping, meaning I hand the box to the driver, get a receipt and nothing else.

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A Quick Guide for installing the Telechron B Rotors
Installing the Telechron "B" rotor is a fairly straight forward job. There are two large, usually brass, screws which hold the entire "motor". The motor consists of the rotor, field, and coil. The only "catch" is that there is a pinion gear screwed onto the flat portion on the shaft of the rotor. This must be removed before you can remove the "motor". Most times the entire movement must be completely removed from the case in order to access this pinion. Sometimes it is a little tough in locating and loosing this screw because the clock may have stopped with the flat portion of the rotor's shaft facing away from your access point. You need to loosen this screw and then the pinion will slide off and this can happen when you remove the "motor". A VERY important note is that the pinion MUST be placed back in the same position and the same orientation on the rebuilt rotor as it was on the dead rotor.   This installation can usually only be done once the rebuilt rotor and the rest of the "motor" is installed in the clock's movement. There is a brass collar at the point where the shaft protrudes from the rotor. This collar must be seated into the hole located at the point where the rotor shaft enters the clock movement. This collar makes sure that rotor is seated properly. The word "TOP" is located on the rotor and that word should be facing straight up so that the rotor can self lubricate. In other words, the word "TOP" should be facing your ceiling. If you do not install the rotor correctly, it will shorten its life significantly. Another area of caution is the coil. The coil has two very fine wires connecting to the larger wires, which eventually connect to the power source. These break very easily and please DON'T try to pull the motor away from the movement because this may break the wires on the coil. And any extra or rough handling of the coil can and will result in wire breakage. So please handle the "motor" with great care. Return to Index More information about the specific rotor using the "M-#", please see: http://www.revereclocks.com/m-rotor.html. Return to Index
Who Does the Work?

It should be known that ALL work is done in house and by me personally. The exception is fabricating a new replacement part, which is very rare.


For return shipping I use USPS for all shipping. If you want to use another carrier then you will have to arrange everything for shipping, meaning I hand the box to the driver, get a receipt and nothing else.

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What if the clock needs more service?
Sometimes the electric clock needs to be overhauled even thought all the electrical parts are replaced. Electric clocks and especially chiming electrics, will wear out and rebuilt rotor or not they will not run or run accurately. One quick check it to grab the center of the minute hand with your fingers and see if it wobbles. Meaning that there should be a very slight amount of "up, down, or side to side" play. If the "play" is greater than a mm or so then there is a good chance the movement will have to be rebuilt in order for the clock to run properly. If that's the case then please see: Electric Overhaul Fees page Return to Index

A service from, Mike Murray E-mail address: Mike@revereclocks.com Founder of Clocksmiths A specialist in Atmos and 400-day clock repair. Also, I overhaul most plug in electric clocks. In continuous service since 04/01/1982. Mike's Clock Clinic   Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090, or 877-286-6762 My main Web site is located at http://www.atmosman.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~atmosman/earthftp.html

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