"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Famicoman, September 13, 2023, 01:23:16 AM
Quote from: RDPipes on September 13, 2023, 05:36:51 AMYou state the dial doesn't return properly, I have experience several times no dial tonebecause the dial was not opening or closing the proper contacts when at rest, being yours is not returningproperly could be a problem also. I would either have the dial repaired (by Steve Hilsz) or replace it with a known proper working one before going any further.
QuoteAside from getting a known-working dial, are there any other recommendations for components inside that should be replaced due to age? For example, I see kits for sale to get 3-slot payphones working that include a condenser, and if I'm going to end up getting a dial I might as well make one large purchase.
Quote from: HarrySmith on October 06, 2023, 07:52:14 AMCongrats!What I have done with bent metal finger wheels is simply place it between 2 pieces of 2X4 and whack it with a hammer. Usually only takes 1 or 2 whacks to get it straight.