4 Replacement Parts for Your Howard Miller Clock

by Gregory Burton

Did your Howard Miller Clock suddenly stop working? Before you consider tossing it, a replacement part might be all that’s needed to bring it back to life. If you’re looking for replacement parts for your Howard Miller clock, here are some of the most common things you’ll likely need to get it back up and running.

Battery Movements

If your Howard Miller clock has stopped ticking, one of the first things to check is the battery movement. Over time, this can get worn out and will need to be replaced. Mechanical movements are typically latched to the clock dial. It can also be fastened to the front or back of the lock, depending on the design. Determine the correct one for your clock model and then replace it by unscrewing the nut that’s holding it in place. You may have to remove the clock hands prior to doing this. 


Other common replacement parts include general hardware features. If your clock has a door and it’s no longer latching properly, you can purchase a replacement door lock to fix this. There are many different styles of door locks to choose from, so make sure you look at the model first to ensure you end up with the correct one for your clock. Other frequent hardware replacements include brass cable pulleys, access panel knobs, a balance wheel escapement, and sprockets. 

Keys and Cranks

If you have a Howard Miller grandfather clock, you might need to replace the clock key and crank at some point which winds the clock. There is a wide assortment of these as well, ranging from winding keys for wall and mantle clocks, brass winding crank for floor clocks, cabinet door keys, curio sliding door keys, presidential and limited edition door keys, and more. 


The lighting that’s incorporated into Howard Miller clocks can generally last quite a while. But of course, like any light bulb, they will eventually burn out. When that happens, you might need a particular type of bulb that you can’t easily find in your local grocery or hardware store. Luckily, it’s easy to find online and most clock repair shops will usually have these stocked as well. 

When your Howard Miller Clock stops working, it doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. In many cases, a replacement or two is all that’s needed to get it operating like new again. But knowing how and exactly what you need can be tricky when you’re unfamiliar with the inner workings of these intricate and delicate timepieces. At Frankenmuth, we can take care of it for you. Contact us today to learn more!