Viking Grandfather Clock pendulum keeps stopping
(St. Louis, MO)
My grandfather clock had been running fine until a couple of days ago. I forgot to pull the weight up and the clock stopped when the weight reached the ground. I pulled the weight up all the way tight to the top (I was not paying close attention). Now the clock runs for 5 minutes and the pendulum stops. I am assuming that the mechanism for the weight is jammed. If I take the weight off and move the chain so there is slack, reinstall the weight and then pull the chain a little bit, will this fix the problem?
I don't see anything wrong with the pendulum or the mechanism.