Earlier I posted some dumb questions about installing a new doorbell
(have hated forever the cheapo that was there when I bought the
place). Finally got a friend to press the doorbell while I threw
successive breakers. After isolating the right one,
I boldly went where this klutz has never gone before, and installed a
handsome new doorbell!!! How sweet it is! I could stand out there
all day and push the lighted button.
Even a 'stuck' door push can cause transformer burn out!
We have a relative, who mentioned that their door chime "Had been
buzzing for while but had now stopped"! Could I have look?
a) Transformer open, can't remember if it was primary or secondary.
b) Door bell push, exposed to weather, jammed in, making contact all
c) Can't recall exactly what, but also seem to recall something wrong
with the chime.
Fortunately had used parts; therefore no cost!
re: "Fortunately had used parts; therefore no cost! "
For years my two-tone doorbell went BONK! instead of diiiiiing -
The solenoid was supposed to fire up for diiiiiing and then down for
It only fired up, so there was no chance of a dooooong.
The rubber grommets that the upper bar was supposed to float on were
shot, so the bar wouldn't vibrate.
When you pushed the button the solenoid would hit the upper bar and
just go BONK.
At some point I was bored and fixed it with some lube and a homemade
grommet. No cost and about a 1/2 hour's work.
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