"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by phoneyouth, February 15, 2023, 04:23:16 PM
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 21, 2023, 10:54:13 PM...I think last time I had the phone open it had markings. I'll look tomorrow.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 22, 2023, 07:43:37 AMCan you highlight in the picture also the set screw for me?
Quote from: TelePlay on February 22, 2023, 07:52:50 AMFrom reply 20 above...
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 22, 2023, 06:08:21 PMMany thanks to RDPIPES who is sending me a standard ringer, condenser screw, and some dial cards. Can someone tell me where I should put the screw maybe with a picture and an arrow? Is the condenser underneath the flat silver metal bar that is sticking up in my phone picture? Should that bar be screwed down?
Quote from: RDPipes on February 22, 2023, 07:29:25 PMMatthew, Yes the flat bar clamp is held down by a screw, the screw enters from the underside of the base and into the clamp. These come up missing a lot and I think its from people who think the screw holds the base on and after unscrewing it they lose it, that or there's some Gremlin that's taking them.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 22, 2023, 09:45:32 PMSo the flat bar clamp is suppose to touch/make contact with the condenser?Also, another question, the former AT&T man at my church told me there is a green wire that has to be disconnected along with the red and black wire to remove the ringer. Is this right? I thought it was just a red and black that needs to be disconnected according to the Western Electric wiring diagram provided.
Quote from: TelePlay on February 22, 2023, 10:04:55 PMYes, the "flat bar clamp) comes into contact with the condenser and hold it firmly in place. That's why the flat bar is bent inward toward the base, to contact the condenser. The wires coming out of the condenser are shielded.A WE B1A ringer has red and black wires. I don't know what that frequency ringer has. Take the ringer out and then make note as to how many wires are attached to the ringer, their colors and which color is attached to what terminals.Once you get your B1A, this is how it is wired into the phone, on a 302. If not the same, post pictures and let someone take it from there.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 23, 2023, 09:57:18 PMShould arrive tomorrow. So I may try tomorrow to replace the ringer.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 24, 2023, 03:15:50 PMGot the ringer in but the red wire broke to the ringer so we are going to try to solder in back.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 24, 2023, 05:51:01 PMWe didn't have to solder just split the two ends of the red wire where they disconnected and used electrical tape to wrap and connected and it rings!
Quote from: TelePlay on February 24, 2023, 06:07:34 PMNot the best fix. A short piece of shrink wrap tubing placed on the wire before soldering to cover the soldered joint would be preferable.If it stops ringing, check that joint first.
Quote from: phoneyouth on February 24, 2023, 11:35:49 PMI wanted to add some pictures of the inside as requested and let you all tell me what you make of the markings. I think this is indeed an AB1. Looks like it is also marked 8 10 51 2.