Hi Forum members,
My 6026 Whistle tender has always had this problem: when activated, the solenoid pulls the contacts together and the whistle blows. The solenoid does not release when the whistle control is released, causing continuous whistle sound. I have inserted a layer or two of plastic electrical tape to weaken the magnetic attraction from the solenoid but that hasn't worked reliably.
What can I use to demagnitize the plate the contacts are attached to? I used to have an old tape head demagnitizer but it's long gone. That's the only thing I can think of to work.
Anyone else run into this problem?
Thanks in advance!