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how do i make this work???? Answered

i got this from an antuiqe store and i want it to work. when i tryed to hook it up in stead of loosing the contact when the hammer struck the bell, it continuously held the magnetic pull. any thoughts????


i had to bend the little spring arm that hits the set screw back out. it probably had been bent in from years of use. i wish i knew more about it, like where it originally came from, and what it was used for.

i now have a cool bell for people to ring when they want into my house :P


6 years ago

I think the thumbscrew on the right hand side that contacts the thin metal strip is there to adjust the action. Try backing off that screw so that when the hammer hits the bell, the screw isn't touching the metal strip any more. If you screw the screw al the way out and it still doesn't work, you might need to bend the metal strip inwards slightly so that when the hammer is hitting the bell, they aren't touching.

Cross-posted agreement.

To the right of the armature, the screw I've highlighted in the cropped photo (below) needs to be adjusted so that the contact breaks when the hammer is in contact with the bell.

electric bell highlight.jpg