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Offline Doug Rose

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Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:48:52 PM »
This is the last soldier from Brimfield. North dial works great. Conversation is loud and clear....but it won't ring. I put a WE ringer and it won't rings. One side of ringer to L2 other side of ringer to condenser on 1st position on sidebar. Nada!! Its been a long time since I worked on a North. States SL Ringer on bottom....thanks,.....Doug
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 01:14:00 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline RB

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Re: Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 01:45:42 PM »
is the condenser good?

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 02:12:41 PM »
Nice looking phone! Looks good naked!
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Offline FABphones

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Re: Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 02:18:43 PM »
Can't help re the ring, but you turned it into a Shiny? I like. Another nice result.

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 03:02:58 PM »
Thanks....I am pleased with the the result....not like Teleplay John....but okay. Its a tad rusty inside, especially the screws.  I only tried a WE ringer to elimate the North ringer. A phone this old should NOT have mixed parts even though North used WE parts.

No idea if the condenser is the culprit. I do not have one to replace.

That being said, I thought I used to strap something to pos 8 where ground went from the line cord...but I canít remember. One side of the ringer is on L2, so Iíll try strapping pos 8 to L1. 

Finally stopped raining and the sun is ďkindaĒ out.  Beer on the porch.

 Torn muscle on the new hip seems good, so back to work on Monday with the Surgeons blessing tomorrow. I think Iíd go anyway. No more phones to fix....Doug
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Metal North 9 41 Won't Ring
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 01:10:45 PM »
The last thing I need is another North Telephone.... My phone room is on the 2nd floor with the bedrooms so I need a heater as the room gets cooler as we keep the heat down on the second floor.

I got this heater at a yard sale for $10 a few years ago... it is fantastic really heats the room fast, energy efficient and quiet. Seller had two and I kick myself I didn't get both. They still had the labels on it!

Back to the story....I needed a phone to put on it and I had not sold the North Yet. It just looks so cool. Not all metal phones come out this nice with NO corrosion...I guess its a keeper....Doug
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