Back in the old days, Rife machines were much more delicate and fairly temperamental. To illustrate just how extreme this could sometimes be, the JWLABS Model B always had a grounded binding post and instructions that explained how to ground the machine using a wire bolted to a garden spade. The wire was inserted into the binding post, and the spade was pushed into the thoroughly watered soil.
Today we laugh that such a measure would be necessary. Of course, Model B had a huge power supply transformer and a couple of vacuum tubes that operated at around 350 volts, so if the building ground was overloaded or at all faulty, the unit would not have enough ground contact to operate properly. It was not an uncommon problem. Sometimes the user would have to call in the electric company or a contractor to correct a faulty house ground.
Model B machines were a lot more complicated, and had a lot more components that were subject to damage and failure. When a customer reported a problem with the machine, we had to troubleshoot an extensive list of things in order to confirm that the machine was truly not operating properly before it was returned for replacement under warranty.
Today, JWLABS Model machines do not require any high voltage components, so the entire circuit can operate on 6 volts DC/battery power. And there’s a lot less to go wrong. But there’s never a dull moment when it comes to troubleshooting.
The most commonly reported failure on any Model A is no output. The most common reason for this is that the volume of the customer’s media player is not set high enough for Model A to “hear”. We rarely have machines returned, but of the few Model A machines that are returned due to no output, over 95% have nothing wrong with them.
Our new Model A 4 will eliminate this issue, as it will run on a re-chargeable battery. Furthermore, over 300 frequency sessions (hand-tuned from the Model B) will be on board. No more media player. And fewer wires.
In development for over two years, we will be announcing our pre-launch very soon!
In the meantime, see our Model A 3 troubleshooting tips HERE: