The meaning of Answering machine in dream | Dream interpretation
(see Telephone) Avoiding direct communication with others. Screening or carefully recording the input you’re getting from various sources.
To dream of receiving a message on an answering machine, suggests that changes will take place in your social life.
To dream of leaving a message on an answering machine, means that you will be placed in an unpleasant situation.
Symbolic of collecting messages you need to hear
Problems in retrieving messages from your answenng machine may point to frustration in understanding a communication from someone you care about. It may be an indication that you arc not listening.