When the batteries of an Analog Clock need to be replaced, its second hand advances and pauses continuously (stepping) until the batteries are replaced. The clock may display the correct time, but the batteries should be replaced promptly to restore normal operation. The stepping pattern continues until its batteries are replaced.
The battery life of an Analog Clock is over four years with use of high-quality alkaline batteries. Therefore, it's important that fresh, superior-quality batteries are used with an expiration date that exceeds five years past the current year.
Remove the clock from its location to access the back of the clock.
Remove its batteries and wait 10 seconds.
Stretch the battery tabs in the battery holder out slightly to apply more pressure to the battery contacts.
Insert two new alkaline batteries. It's important to insert the batteries with the battery '+' end to '+' end of the battery holder to achieve proper battery orientation.
When both batteries are in place, the clock automatically initiates the Self Initialization procedure to set its time.