My aunt called me today and said her door bell went off about 2 in the
AM. She said that it is now continuously buzzing.
I went over to check.
The door bell itself has 4 terminals. 0-3 and 3 was unused. I am
guessing 0 is common and 1 and 2 are going to each switch. The door
bell box looked like it was mounted with toggle bolts and I did not
have any toggle bolts with me so I didn't take the doorbell box off.
Anyway, I took out both door switches and removed one wire from each.
The buzzing continued. I am assuming that mice have chewed into the
wires. She says she hears them at night sometimes.
If I had taken the box off, would it be likely that the transformer
and connections would be behind the door bell box? My health is not
good and climbing around the attic is out. I would have fixed it for
her if I could, but the only thing left to do is go back with toggle
bolts and check behind the box, which I am willing to do, or climb
into the attic.
BTW I disconnected one of the wires to stop the buzzing, but now she
has no bell.