I have my phone and modem in my bedroom, and the answering machine in
my kitchen. There are two phone wires entering the house from the
phone company's main box (outside). Both are connected together in
that box. Each has a standard jack on the end, mounted to the walls.
But, I have a strange problem. When the answering machine answers, I
CAN NOT pick up the phone in the bedroom. If I do, I get a loud noise
that sounds like a mototboat, and the caller cant understand me. That
noise is recorded too. I am forced to unplug the ans. mach.from the
phone jack, in order to answer the phone (which means running all
over the house, before the caller hangs up).
I replaced the answering machine with my old featureless one, and that
did not solve the problem. Even if the modem is disconnected, the
problem persists. My only other solution is to plug another phone
into the ans. mach. (where it says "To Phone"), and always running to
the kitchen to talk on the phone.
There is nothing else connected.
I dont understand this. What could be causing it?
Thanks for all help.
PS. Don't suggest moving the ans. machine. The click wakes me up !!!!