My maxine clock & i are fighting.

@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
United States
September 30, 2009 5:10pm CST
I love maxine, don't u?? I have a maxine clock. Yesterday i took it down to clean it & when i hung it back up it quit working. . As long as it laying in the chair but when i hang it up it quits. go figure.. I really have more things to happen around here than i need. lol. I guess cleaning is not what maxine wanted. Can anyone figure out why maxine is acting up w/me when i am such a fan of hers??
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 09
Well - knowing Maxine , I think that she needs a coffee, a pack of ciggies, prozac and her laptop before she can get going! Ohm, and if you try to get her going in the evening then give her a good shot of whisky first! Seriously I did not know that there was such a thing as a MAXINE CLOCK. I would love to have one of those. I am such a fan of hers. So if you can get her started tell her hello from me!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
30 Sep 09
Oh BR to you cynthiann for this response, even if it's just for the fun of the answer! LOL Maxine would be proud of you! ROFL
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
30 Sep 09
Thanks spark for your comments
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 09
WELL, WE FIND SOMETHING ELSE WE HAVE IN COMMON, WE BOTH LIKE MAXINE. i ALSO HAVE A MAXINE DOLL THAT A FRIEND GAVE ME YEARS AGO. SHE ALWAYS SAID I WAS LIKE MAXINE ONLY NICER, LOL.She works when she is lying in the chair , she want work when i hang her back on the wall.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
30 Sep 09
You say when you lay her down on a chair she works, but when you put her on the wall, she doesn't. This makes me think that maybe you are having the same problem I have with my wall clock. I'm assuming it's hung up on a nail? If so, when you hang it back up, you need to make sure the entire back of the clock is flush to the wall and not leaning forward to any degree. Clocks like this need to be completely straight up and down in order for the arms of the clock to tick around the surface in tune with the gravitational pull. If the clock is tilting at all, even just a tiny bit, it will slow down or not work at all. If this isn't your problem, change the batteries, hang it flush to the wall and if it still doesn't work, it may be time to retire the poor girl, or replace the little mechanical box on the back..........I love Maxine. I hope you solve your problem. Hugs.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
30 Sep 09
Just had another thought Jo.........when you cleaned her, did you touch the arms of the clock at all? The ones that keep the time I mean. If so, check them to make sure they are not touching each other. This will stop them from going around. They are delicate and very fussy and Maxine is probably cursing at them right now! LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 09
WELL THANK HEAVENS SPARKS IS IN THE BUILDING. I think u solved my problem. I worked on the nail & it seems to be working. thanu, thank u thanku. I was extremely tired of looking at that empty spot on the wall to see what time it was. I just can't retire maxine, i love her too much, lol. She is definitely a hoot & i love hoots.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Oct 09
LOL. You are welcome, welcome, welcome! Check the nail every once in awhile and make sure the clock is always hanging straight up and down. Gravity is a powerful force and affects everything...... Glad to know she's working better now.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Sep 09
Clearly Maxine is telling you to sleep in and not worry about time!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 09
U MAY BE RIGHT, SHE'S A BOSSY LITTLE HEIFER, LOL. T hanks for responding.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 09
any relation to the expression "having a cow" I wonder?
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I was raised on a farm so I know about heifers, LOL! Kathy.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
30 Sep 09
Aunty, I have not the slightest clue what a maxine clock is so you will need to enlighten me on that one, is it like a cukoo clock? Does it need new batteries? I will have to find out what it is tomorrow though as it's sleep time here. Night.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I can't believe u don't know who maxine is, niece. U would love her. She's sort of a cartoon character & she is a big mess. U are going to have to meet maxine, thea. She's a scream. AUNTY.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
1 Oct 09
Hi Aunty, I'm still laughing, I was imagining a nice antique on the wall
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Try to find something on her if u can, u will love her. She is a hoot.
@zandi458 (27947)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 09
Maybe it doesn't wished to be disturbed. Let it stay where it is as long as it is functioning let it serving you well.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Thanks zandi, she has to have her face washed every so often, lol. Hope u have a great day.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Oct 09
might have something to do with hitting the hands when ya cleaned it. I have one that hangs on wall NOT Maxine tho and it stoppped on me too but it still hangs there as it looks like a pueblo
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Good morning, Sparks solved the mystery. The clock has to be flush w/the wall &the nail had come out to far so i fixed the nail &maxine is working again, lol w/her contrary self. Thanks for responding.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Oct 09
great! now you have a working clock!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Maxine is on the run again.
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hi Jo! I wish I could help you but the main thing I wanted to say was you sound a lot like me these days, lol! It seems like there's always something that needs to be fixed around here and I'm always concerned that it might cost me an arm and a leg. Sometimes it does, too. I had to have my refrigerator worked on today because it got to where it wasn't cooling like it should. I was afraid I was going to have to have a new one because this one is probably about twenty years old or older. I'm just glad it didn't cost me as much as I thought it would. First the water problem and now this!I knew you killed your dishwasher not too long ago and now your clock is giving you problems. At least it's not a major appliance like a dishwasher, refrigerator, water, or whatever. I just hope you can get it fixed. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hey kathy, well sparks solved the problem w/maxine. She's working now hanging on the wall. There is always something going on around here thanks to my stupidity, lol. Glad u got your 'FRIDGE' fixed w/out having to get a new one. I had to buy one a year & A HALF AGO, THEY DON'T COME CHEAP FOR SURE. hOPE IT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME. tHANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE, U ARE A SWEETIE.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Thank you. I'm glad Maxine is working now. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Good morning, me to, the little heifer was acting up in her usual way, lol.
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@suzzy3 (8351)
2 Oct 09
Whats a maxine clock.?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Guess u don't know about maxine. she is a cartoon like character that i just love. There are greeting cards & alot of things w/her on it. I get jokes all the time about her. I guess i just assumed everyone would know who maxine was but found out they don't. Wish u could get to know her, she's a hoot.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
1 Oct 09
My kitchen clock does the same thing every once in a while. Each and every time it was battery related. If the battery is old and too weak, it will only work when it's lying flat on the table. I think that's because it doesn't need as much effort to work against gravity (because when I put it back up on the wall, it stops on the upsweep.) I had a problem with it once too where the battery holder wasn't tight enough. By that I mean those little prongy things that hold the battery in place. There's a coil end, and a flat end, where the battery sits, and the flat end got pushed in too much and it wasn't making proper contact. When that happened I took a little tool and gently forced it back 'out' so it could make better contact. Geez, I love Maxine too! I had no idea there was a Maxine clock out, Cool!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Thanks for your response Joy, sparks solved the problem. The clock has to be flush w/the wall . Once i worked on the nail & hung it up it's doing fine. I am a big maxine fan, she reminds me of myself & my honeriness most of the time, lol. I have had the clock for years, have a maxine doll, calender & another maxine piece. Most of them have been given to me as gifts, i did buy the clock. Happy days to u.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Sorry but I'm totally lost. What is a maxine clock? Anything like a cookoo clock?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Good morning Shar, Maxine is a cartoon type person who is hilarious. U must get to know her some way. Thanks for responding.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
1 Oct 09
And what did you expect? LOL...its in her nature. If you say black she'll say white....if you say up....she'll say down or I don't give a darn!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Good Morning Jill, that's for your response. U are so right about maxine, she's a hoot. Have a great day.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I do adore Maxine, but she can be a bit...um cranky at times lol. Perhaps the clock is protesting being moved about. Is it a plug-in or battery type? Sounds like a loose connection of some sort somewhere. :)) Karen
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Good morningKaren, i adore her to. She reminds me of myself,lol.Sparks told me what i had to do & it worked. she was a lifesaver.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Sounds like maxine is being a witch. Maybe if you tell her how pretty she is now, she'll straighten up. I can't imagine why she's acting up because you cleaned her. Maybe the you should get a nice smelling man to come in and check her out..hehe
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
U just can't behave yourself , can u?? lol. I'll see if ryan can't put on some good smelling stuff, he's the only man in my life.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
2 Oct 09
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Hi Jo! Who doesn't love Maxine? LOL She tells it just like it is! I love getting emails on her, she makes me laugh! Especially at times when I need it most! Did you ever get her to keep time for you? I think she's just testing you out to see how much patience you have. lol Maybe if you shake a finger at her and tell her how you feel, she just might get off of that chair of hers, get dressed and get to working again! LOL Hugs to you Jo!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Maxine is a hoot alright. Sparks solved the problem & she is running again, lol. Hope u have a peaceful day. Thanks for responding.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
4 Oct 09
You are the rage Antique ,how did I ever lived with out you lol.For a moment there when yousaid you loved maxine I thought wow ,I had just been gone for a few months and Antique was already spicing things up and exploring at such a ripe age but then i figured it out lol Not sure what is happening with your clock but it could be that it some movingpart that moves freely when in teh horizontal position but is hindered when vertical Great discussion
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Oct 09
woohoo, such thought u had of me, shame on u, lol. I made need some spice in my life as u said but that would be a little too spicy.. I put up w/women for 47 years fixing their hair, they are too hard to get along with. YES, I SAID THAT!!
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@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
2 Oct 09
Sorry but nope I am not a Maxine fan. I never have been. She eminds me of the crappy old lady down the street that knows it all nd makes sure everyone knows it. Howevr with that being said, I do find some of her stuff funny.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
2 Oct 09
LOL, Crappy old lady, huh. I got a kick out of ypour response. Thanks for responding. I think she is hilarious but might not if she were a real person.
@KrauseHome (36733)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hopefully somehow you can get your clock running like she should. Maxine is a hoot for sure, and maybe she is just being stubborn. But sometimes I think personally items we really like decide to quit working just to make us appreciate when they were for sure.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Maxine is running again thanks to sparks directions. Maxine is definitely a hoot, i love her.
@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Oct 09
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY I am sorry but I have no clue who Maxine is - sorry!! Did you maybe knock the battery a bit when you were dusting it? I know that sometimes that has happened to me, like the battery hasn't come out completely but just needs pushing back in again properly. Or even try changing the battery! I hope you get it working again soon.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
1 Oct 09
T hanks for your response. U have got to get to know maxine, she is a hoot. Sparks solved the problem, it has to be flush to the wall to work. Have a great day.