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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2013, 05:08:16 PM »
Dennis & Larry,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,

I can't say it enough.  I made the changes Larry said and checked the wiring diagram with them.   I can now make a call out and get a call in with the bell ringing.  Phone is working great.

Thanks again,

Bernie Kratz

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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2013, 05:24:52 PM »
Larry & Dennis,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

I can't say it enough.  I made the changes Larry sent and checked the wiring diagram.  I can now make a call out and receive a call with the bell ringing.  The phone works great.

Thanks again,

Kratzbfk

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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2013, 05:36:28 PM »
Dennis & Larry,

I'm not sure my last post went out.  I just want to thank you guys for fixing my problem.  I made the changes Larry sent and checked the wiring  diagram and the phone works great.  I can make a call out and receive a call with the bell ringing.

Thanks again,

Kratzbfk

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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2013, 05:38:08 PM »
Your post logged just fine.  You're welcome.  One more thing....check your ringer bias spring.  Sometimes you can make it ring louder/stronger by simply moving the spring.  Look at the photo here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3151.msg42117#msg42117

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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2013, 05:29:09 PM »
This was wired for "tip party ID" on a party line. This was done by the technician in the field--remember, you couldn't even purchase your own phones if you still had a party line!

Whenever you see 2 ringer wires connected to B (where the black handset wire goes), this indicates that the set was wired for a party line---specifically, "tip party ID" for correct billing. you can convert it back to standard wiring as follows:

Remove the Slate and Red/Slate wires from B and wire it this way:

Black ringer wire to L1
Red ringer wire to L2
Slate ringer wire to K
Red/Slate ringer wire to A
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Re: WE 500 Bell Won't Ring
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2013, 05:52:53 PM »
This was wired for "tip party ID" on a party line. This was done by the technician in the field--remember, you couldn't even purchase your own phones if you still had a party line!

Whenever you see 2 ringer wires connected to B (where the black handset wire goes), this indicates that the set was wired for a party line---specifically, "tip party ID" for correct billing. you can convert it back to standard wiring as follows:

Remove the Slate and Red/Slate wires from B and wire it this way:

Black ringer wire to L1
Red ringer wire to L2
Slate ringer wire to K
Red/Slate ringer wire to A

I was wondering how the phone come to be wired so strangely.

Larry