My wired doorbell button broke so I bought a replacement (the actual plastic button cracked and fell out) The doorbell worked fine before the button broke.
I purchased a replacement button and removed the old one- here is what stumps me:
As soon as the wires from the doorframe contact the screw terminals on the new button, the doorbell chimes repeatedly. This happens at contact- without the actual button being pressed.
In fact- The doorbell chimes repeatedly if I touch the wires to any metal (screwdriver, or the copper piece from inside the new button, or each other)
I bought a second button after I dismantled the first replacement button trying to make it work (remove diode, etc.).. same thing happens with second button.
The chime works fine, the transformer has output... the chime rings when the wires touch each other...only repeatedly.
Any suggestions before I pull the wires and go wireless?