"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by bdoss2006, November 22, 2022, 07:11:44 PM
Quote from: bdoss2006 on November 22, 2022, 07:11:44 PM...what oil is better for oiling dials I found this oil that is made for sewing machines...
Quote from: FABphones on November 23, 2022, 02:40:54 AM. . . (and grease) . . .
Quote from: TelePlay on November 23, 2022, 05:47:12 PMIf the dial has slowed or does not return to 0 without help, it has been over oiled during its working life and the excess oil has collected dirt/dust which has turned the dirty oil mixture to hard crud and putting more oil on the crudded up axel bearing points and gear teeth won't do any good. Those dial issues require cleaning (including picking the hard crud out of the gear teeth) and then applying new lubrication.That's the difference in using grease vs oil, and why dials slow down.
Quote from: TelePlay on November 22, 2022, 08:55:30 PMWhat dial are you working on? WE or other and if WE, what model number?Can you attach an image of the front and back?..
Quote from: TelePlay on November 26, 2022, 11:09:28 AM...These are images of a working WE #8A dial that is similar to yours and may help you figure out how to put it back together, or send it to Steve Hilsz and let him do it for you.