Phones Not Ringing?

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All the phones in our house work but they don't ring. Any ideas?

Don from Seattle, WA

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November 15, 20060 found this helpful

turn up the volume. Should be on the underside of the phone.

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November 16, 20060 found this helpful

Perhaps the ringer is shut off

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By Christine (Guest Post)
November 16, 20060 found this helpful

My mother had something similar happen except her phone only rang once on her end. The person calling her heard it ring repeatedly. The phone company came out and it was a short in the plug to the wall.

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By Leann (Guest Post)
November 16, 20060 found this helpful

I remember a few years ago I had that problem. when I called the phone company, they said that having too many phones, answering machines,and the such, can make the difference if a phone will ring.

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You may want to turn off some of the ringers, or unplug a few and see if that helps.

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November 17, 20060 found this helpful

I've heard that phone companies only provide enough current to operate a specific number of phones, maybe 4 or 5. So I would try unplugging a few and calling your line each time you unplug. There's a call back number you can put into your phone, then hang up and it will ring. I just don't remember how to find that code out!

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November 17, 20060 found this helpful

On a technical note... wiring within the telephone jack has an active pair - typically Red and Green - of telephone wires. The Green wire is for the ringing.

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Maybe something is loose with the wiring coming TO your house or it could be the wire in each telephone jack.

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By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
November 17, 20060 found this helpful

Some older phones have a "Tone/Pulse" switch. It should be on "Tone".

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