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My LaCrosse radio-controlled WT 3144 clock is ticking very fast! The minute hand takes 8 sconds to make 1 complete rotation. The second hand ticks in place every second. During this moment the minute hand pauses. Correction -- the second hand will advance 4 seconds while the clock is in a horizontal position.

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I'd say you have a lemon.


Manual:

http://www.klockit.com/PDFs/lacrossemanuals/AnalogWallClocks.pdf


For warranty work, technical support, or information contact:


La Crosse Technology, Ltd

2809 Losey Blvd. S.

La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608.782.1610

Fax: 608.796.1020


e-mail

support@lacrossetechnology.com


(warranty work)

sales@lacrossetechnology.com


(information on other products)

Website
http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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