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Offline phonium

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Magneto not working
« on: March 15, 2020, 02:18:36 PM »
I am trying to get a magneto to work with a ringer but it is not turning smoothly and not ringing. Does anyone have advice?

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
oil the gears
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Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 08:17:06 PM »
I am trying to get a magneto to work with a ringer but it is not turning smoothly and not ringing. Does anyone have advice?

I think it is best if you are asking for help to give as much information about the problem as possible. As it is, the only way to answer your question is with a question.

Is anything connected to the magneto when you experience this or does it only happen when the ringer is connected?

Jack

Offline phonium

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 07:50:35 PM »
It does not work with any of my ringers
It does not work without a ringer
Oiling the gears doesn't help
It is very hard to turn and doesn't produce any electricity

That is all I have tested so far

Offline rdelius

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 09:44:20 PM »
Hard to turn can indicate a load across the output. (shorted) See if the switch is working or not damaged by lightning

Offline RB

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 10:35:45 PM »
If it turns kind of clunky, it may be a short.
If it is just difficult  to turn, the bushings, or armature may be dirty.
has it been serviced?

Offline phonium

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Re: Magneto not working
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 11:29:14 PM »
It is just very clunky