Author Topic: Ringer not working on rotary phone  (Read 124 times)

Offline leesdaytona

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Ringer not working on rotary phone
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:09:48 PM »
Greetings, and thank you for adding me onto this forum! I bought this phone probably 15 years ago at a yard sale. I removed the wire that was originally hard wired to the phone jack and installed a new wire with the plug on the end. It worked fine for several years at my parents house, though it began to interfere with the Sloman's Shield alarm system. I took it out of service, and have since moved into my own house. I purchased a "dial gizmo" to make my rotary actually work on Verizon's phone line. The phone works fine but will no longer ring. Another newer rotary phone I have (dated 1983) rings perfectly on the dial gizmo.
Any advice or input is greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Lee

Offline Charles

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Re: Ringer not working on rotary phone
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 09:24:39 AM »
What type of phone service and provider do you have (assuming VOIP since you are using a DialGizmo)?

Did the ringer ever work?

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Ringer not working on rotary phone
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 09:41:03 AM »
Where is the red wire coming from the ringer? It should be where your red from the line cord connects......Doug
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