Recently I replaced a doorbell button that had cracked, gotten stuck
and consequently would not "ring." There were no signs of broken or
cracked wires, but after I connected the new button and tested it out,
I got a "buzz" when I pressed the button instead of a "ding-dong."
What could be causing this and what should I do?
I had one like that. When the button got stuck, it melted one of the bell
solenoids. I had to replace the doorbell. Not expensive and not a big job.
Take it apart. A burnt solenoid is easy to see, and the plunger will be
Also, check the doorbell transformer. Mine was burned and brown although it
still worked. I replaced it. The entire doorbell system is designed for
intermittent duty. A stuck button can ruin the entire system. The wire will
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