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Offline mmd

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WE302 Dial Noise
« on: May 23, 2010, 03:57:42 PM »
What kind of noise should the dial be making when it's returning to it's initial position?  Mine seems to sound a little odd after some use.

It's a rebuilt dial..

I'll try to record it..
Brandon
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 06:27:29 PM »
Depending on the number of the dial, some  of the earlier 302's,  the dial will give a slight Tick, Tick, Tick sound upon return.
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 07:05:38 PM »
This one makes the tick and I expected that, but theres a mechanical moan of some sorts.

It still returns at the perfect speed though, and otherwise runs fine.
Brandon
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 07:13:29 PM »
Sounds like a gummed up Governor.
The dial can use a cleaning.
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 07:14:32 PM »
It might need some cleaning and lubrication.
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 01:51:26 AM »
It looks rather clean, and it was supposed to have already been worked on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/dial.jpg

Bad angle i know, i haven't taken the phone apart again.
Brandon
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 01:58:19 AM »
I can't tell by looking.  Maybe a sound recording would help.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2010, 02:10:22 AM by Phonesrfun »
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 02:13:22 AM »
I can't tell by looking.  Maybe a sound recording would help.


Here's a sound recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7nivoGTY4
Brandon
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 02:18:26 AM »
That actually sounds like a normal #5 dial. #6 dials were not any quieter.

Western Electric dials all sounded like coffee grinders compared to AE dials.  It was not until the #7 and #8 dials that they finally got the mechanical noise quieted down.

That being said, let's see what some others think.
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 08:35:14 AM »
I agree, Bill.  The dial sounds like a normal #5 to me.  Actually sounds pretty good.

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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 05:09:57 PM »
Ok, if it's normal and sounds good then I'm happy.

I'm used to my model 500's quiet dial, and just wanted to make sure.
Brandon
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 05:36:37 PM »
older 500 dials are loud too but you have a 70's model they are quiter
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010, 05:42:06 PM »
mmd;
I think maybe you should send the dial toi me....
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Re: WE302 Dial Noise
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 05:47:34 PM »
was itr bingster who said that all phones were junk before 1952 or1953 and someone called him sneaky.

sneaky D/P ;) ;) ;D
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