Delkims problem

Lucy Purswell

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Hi I have 4 delkims ,early one's that have the sender unit attached to under side with a wire ariel . I have not used them in a good while (2 years or more,
new batteries,so not that. bit only 1 works via receiver unit other 3 intermittent but works ok when volume is turned up, any suggestions, I believe Delkim wont repair them because they are now obsolete . I want to sell them off as I have bought newer ones they work fine as just an alarm but not wireless set up (other than the one) ,,any ideas ???
 

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Have you checked them for any faulty soldered wire connections?
In the past I’ve had solder fail a couple of times on my older bite alarms because of faulty soldering on wiring.

You might find the problem straight away if you have a good look and wiggle inside them. Or just ask an electrician friend to look for you if you are not very confident in doing it yourself.

Keith
 
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don't think there is a problem with wiring as they work intermittently and fine when volume is turned up or just as normal indicators ,i.e. without transmitter device. all very odd
 

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don't think there is a problem with wiring as they work intermittently and fine when volume is turned up or just as normal indicators ,i.e. without transmitter device. all very odd
Working intermittently is a sure sign of a faulty connection somewhere in the circuit/wiring; like a faulty soldered connection somewhere in the circuit which has become a bit loose with age and needs resoldering.

A soldering iron has fixed similar problems in a couple of my older bite alarms in the past; and it’s normally a very simple job to do; or get someone else to do for you if you don’t have a soldering iron or are a bit unsure of doing it yourself.

Keith
 
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I'd think Keith is probably right , a dab around on any connections with a small hot soldering iron will most likely sort out any issues . You can get what they call dry joints , where the solder has quite flowed all around a connection caused by grease/ dirt impeding the solder flow . Certainly wont do any harm if you take care.
 

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If the alarms are working properly on their own then the problem has to be with the receiver, and more than likely a bad connection. If you know someone with the same receiver then try it using theirs as a test.

Delks are ridiculously expensive so it is well worth the trouble to source a repair . . . . .
 
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