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Fax tries to receive randomly during phone calls

Our 1600n shares a line with our home phone, therefore, it is set to TAD to work with our answering machine. The problem is that it randomly comes "on" while we are on the phone and screeches fax tones in our ear. Strangely, it does not seem to matter if it was an incoming or outgoing call. It happens daily, sometimes several times. The only thing you can do is hang up and wait for it to stop, then redial and apologize to whomever you were speaking. It is very annoying! Please help.

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