"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dwayne, March 13, 2023, 06:02:06 AM
Quote from: Dwayne on March 13, 2023, 06:02:06 AMMy first time on this site so not sure if I'm in right place. Everything seems to work with the phone but it doesn't ring when called. I thing it may have been set up for party line. Wondering what wires have to be changed to make it ring. NE 78 500 C\D on bottom.
Quote from: poplar1 on March 13, 2023, 08:56:44 AMFinal result will have Black Ringer wire and green line cord on L1, red ringer wire and red line cord on L2, slate (gray) ringer wire on K, and slate-red ringer wire on A. Yellow line cord on G with no other wires.
Quote from: Contempra on March 13, 2023, 05:45:28 PM.. And what do you do with the black wire from the line-cord ? I connect it to the second screw in front of the yellow wire.
Quote from: Contempra on March 13, 2023, 05:45:28 PM.. And what do you do with the black wire from the line-cord ? I connect it to the second screw in front of the yellow wire. I've never had any problems doing that until now. Is there any danger David ?
Quote from: loblolly986 on March 13, 2023, 07:01:29 PMWith the typical original three-conductor hardwired line cords, yellow was for ground and was connected to G, as was the black ringer wire. For regular individual-line/bridged ringing, the historically-correct approach (at least for W.E. 500C/D models per the Bell System Practices; not personally certain about N.E.) is to leave this alone and, at the *wall end*, connect yellow to the same terminal as green in the 42A connecting block, four-prong plug, or (alternatively nowadays) modular adapter plug/block.
Quote from: poplar1 on March 13, 2023, 08:37:36 PMI would connect the yellow wire to G (or GND) and insulate and store the black wire.