1. Untie the wire at the bottom of the clock and remove the wrapping and wire from the chains (figure 8) The chains should fall free to the floor. Do not turn the clock upside down after removing this wrapping. See that the chain is free of knots and hanging freely.
2. There is a wire on the front of the clock holding the cuckoo’s door closed. Turn that wire to the side, unlocking the door. (figure 5)
3. Hang the heavyweights (pine cones) on the brass hooks and the wooden pendulum on the wire loop hanging through the slot (figure 6). The clock may start to cuckoo. It will adjust itself after the first hour and call the correct hour after that.