Hi everyone! I’m looking to troubleshoot a problem I’m having with my guestbook. I’m using a decotel cradle phone (pictured).
I’ve successfully wired everything to the phone and the code works seamlessly. My issue is that when I replace the handset to the cradle, it doesn’t trigger continuity between the hook switch contacts, so the code never shuts off. I can manually depress the hook switch plunger and trigger the handset to be “replaced”. This leads me to believe my issue is related to the hook switch itself - likely to the spring on the cradle. I have tried tightening the existing spring, and also tried replacing the spring with 4 different new springs without any luck. Not sure if there is a separate issue with the hook switch contacts, or if I’m just not yet successful in the right spring tension that will allow the phone to depress the hook switch to just the right spot. Does anyone have a similar phone they’re using or have any idea what I can do to fix my problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated !
Yep. it sure sounds like you have a wonky or badly adjusted switchhook / hook switch. Try bending the metal parts that operate the switch and maybe change the bounce value to be bigger.