I apologize that I wasted everyone's time.
I found where the inside doorbell transformer is located.
It is inside the coat closet, right by the front door.
I have looked inside this closet at least three times.
This time, I removed the coats, got a step stool, and there
Now, I hope I can get it to work. I don't like the battery
operated ones because you can't get a pretty sounding chime.
Thanks everyone! I love this group.
For your typical 16 volt doorbell system to work, you need a transformer for
the power, which you found, and you need two wire cables going to each
switch, and ultimately ending up with at least three wires at the chime
location. You mentioned a red and white wire at the chime location, and a
red and white wire at a back door location, but nothing at the front door. I
would pull those wire out of the wall behind the chime and see if there
isn't another wire hiding in there, then look for the front door cable
Send him a note to remember to bring the meter. Check the wires at
each location. If the transformer is bad or a wire is broken - check
them both. Some doorbell wires have multi-pairs of wire (old phone
line or CAT-5 type). If one wire is broken, swap out another color
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