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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.
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Index of Clock Motor and Clock Rotor & Resources by Category:
Listing of all Telechron's by the M # on the Rotor A Quick Guide for installing the Telechron "B" Clock Rotors Telechron "B" Clock Rotors $160.00 Telechron Aluminum Clock Rotors in General $160.00 Telechron "B" "M-1" "M-31" "M-38" Clock Rotors $160.00 36 Tooth Pinion for Most "B" Chiming Clocks $60.00 Clock Coil & Clock Plate Information for Telechron's $110.00 Who Does the Work? Payment via Pay Pal What if the clock needs more service?
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 RotorPlease 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 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 RotorsThe 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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