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hey guys.

This is off a omega 283. Can someone please tell me whats wrong with it as i cannot see it.

 i can post pics of that if needed.  If i move train wheels by hand they all work through to the escape wheel. If i wind it a little it runs through turning the escape wheel as before.

But if i put this balance on even though the balance is seated properly and if i touch it with a brush it move back and forward it will not work with the train.

 

If i move the pallet by hand it goes through the esc ape wheel step by step. So i am left with the balance.

Any ideas?

cheers

gary

 

 

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