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I have the GE 28871 DECT 6.0 Telephone/Answering System and the answering machine portion has developed a very bad static problem. It is so bad that most calls the persons message cannot be understood or heard over the static. Everything else is working fine. Any solutions to the static in the answering machine?

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    Dorine Moreau Mar 21, 2014

    My problem is also with the excess static on the answering machine. I have reset the date and time, and there may be slight improvement, but there is still too much static to hear clearly. Is there any other solution?



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You will need to setup your answering menu date/time on the LED message indicator. Repeatedly depress ans. menu until it says to adjust the day, date, time of day in order to match your LCD settings.

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