I suppose it depends on how clean you want it, but I did what Keith did and seperated the top from the bottom and repainted mine. I also did a few other things he mentioned-but that would then lead you to pandora's box and as someone told me that was a box I should not have opened - sorry for the digression. I cleaned all the garbage out and then took it to the car wash and power sprayed it. Be careful not to spray the number wheels too long or hard (clean those with a tooth brush and Era laundry detergent or something). Once I took the bottom off I cleaned my gears with a tooth brush and WD40 and wiped the excess off. I did a similar thing to the top. I cleaned with tooth brush, occasional tweezers and WD40. Once I put it back together the reset crank worked, the gears worked and the bell dings.
When I was dealing with Pandora's box I did get a copy of what Jack was/is steering you to. The diagrams and issue resolutions were very insightful.
It almost makes me want to become a Jack Yocum wannabe!
Good Luck with which ever road you decide to go down.
Last edited by DasFast1; Tue Jan 25 2011 04:23 PM.