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Run it until the metronome stops ticking, and maybe help it tick a few more times. At that point, the spring will be at rest. Usually, springs will only free themselves when pulled off. Use oil that is very thin, something like WD40, so it won't gum up the works later. Clean off any accumulated dust carefully with a lint-free cloth - that's probably the main ...


Assuming you get everything opened and closed properly without having the spring explode at you, do you have the right grease for clockwork in your house? Stuff that does not attract dust and does not get sticky over time? Do you know the right points to apply it to? So that timing is unaffected? As an extreme example, I had some smart guy use some oil ...

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