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Installing, troubleshooting or repairing a doorbell.

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Rewiring for doorbell, is idea up to code?

Behind my doorbell panel, a 24VAC transformer is currently wired into mains (USA) using wire nuts. I am interested in tapping into mains to power an IoT device that would integrate with the doorbell (...
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Replacing old doorbell transformer - wiring

This morning I opened up my main breaker box to replace the old doorbell transformer. I thought this would be a straightforward job but didn't account for confusing wiring of the old transformer setup....
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Doorbell Transformer?

Looking to update our transformer so we can install the Nest Hello. I believe I found it but wanted to verify if this looks correct?
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Ring Doorbell - upgrade chime and transformer?

My SO purchased a Ring Video Doorbell Pro for our home recently. I began researching, and it states that the ring requires a power source that supplies a minimum of 16 volts AC at ~20 volt-amps when ...
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What’s the four wires to the intercom bell / speaker?

Hi, I had an old intercom system and I removed the bell/chime at the front door. I am now looking to install a ring door bell. But I have to deal with the 4 wires, which one is what? How do I know for ...
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Why doesn't a doorbell work after a power outage?

My friend has a simply wired doorbell. Front door only. The doorbell stopped working after a power outage. Power came back on - no doorbell. I checked all the wiring - doorbell at the front door to ...
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Replacing a doorbell transformer attached to power extension bar

My doorbell transformer (picture attached) is determined to be dead because the output voltage is zero, while power socket voltage from the junction box is about 122. Thus, the doorbell transformer ...
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Is it common to see building wire used for a doorbell?

I'm trying to install a new video doorbell. Found the transformer in the attic, attached to the attic outlet. There are two 2-wire bell wiring runs from the transformer - one to the chime and the ...
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Apartment entrance intercom

Does anyone know how an old apartment intercom with door unlocker works? When I open it I see 2 wire connected to it. The way it works is very simple: if someone at the building entrance pushes my ...
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Wired to Wireless Doorbell

I am looking at replacing my doorbell (original to the house, circa 1978) with something more modern looking. Now, the problem I have is that most of the modern doorbells are wireless. Mine is wired......
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Relay for Westminister Doorbell with Nest Home?

I'm curious as to how I would be able to wire up a relay for my chimebox I have using the Nest Hello doorbell. I recently discovered that my Westminister chimebox is incompatible with the est Hello ...
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Use Zapier Webhooks with Doorbird D202 http(s) Calls Function

Inside the Doorbird Administration Settings there is a section called "https(s) Calls". Is this where you should enter a Zapier Webhook URL to listen for events such as Doorbell? Here is the config ...
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Nest Hello Has Power but Doesn't (Often) Ring Indoor Chime?

I recently installed a Nest Hello doorbell and have run into an issue where the interior chime almost never rings. I say almost because exactly once in all my testing did it ring on the interior. I ...
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Nest Door Bell Works Fine but Mechanical Doesn't

We recently installed a nest door bell it is working fine but, the plunger on the mechanical door bell barely moves and doesn't ring. We did verify the door bell transform is a 16 volt transformer. ...
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Is this old doorbell 12V or 220V?

Is this doorbell 220V or 12V ? Is it AC or DC ? Any DIY replacement ideas ? I have spare electronics
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Do I need to replace the door chime when installing Ring Pro?

I’m looking to get a Ring Doorbell Pro and I know I need to replace my doorbell transformer, but someone in this online forum suggested replacing the mechanical door chime (which is as old as my 35 yo ...
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Installing Ring Doorbell Pro -How to replace doorbell transformer with this setup or bypass?

I am in the market for a Ring doorbell and was googling on how to find a doorbell transformer. I believe I have found it - but it’s attached to the furnace switch. The wires connected to the ...
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6 wire doorbell chime installation with Google Nest doorbell

I'm trying to install a Google Nest doorbell. I opened up the doorbell chime, and it looks nothing like the diagrams I've found online. I have no clue how to install the chime connector, which is ...
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Extending or increasing volume of a quiet doorbell [closed]

I have an old analog doorbell - there is a button for my apartment outside, and two wires come to where the chime is. When someone presses the button, a solenoid pulls back a little metal thingy with ...
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Doorbell transformer location problem

I need to find my doorbell transformer in order to change it for a more powerfull one (ring pro doorbell). I have opened the chime and i can see the transformer wire going in my basement, i did follow ...
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Swann HD Doorbell

I want to hardwire my Swann HD doorbell, rather than using it's in built battery. Can I use an existing cable which supplies 18Vac 1.25amp from a powerplug, whereas 16-24Vac 1amp is specified in the ...
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Is it normal for a doorbell transformer to be warm and make noise?

To make a long story short I am in the process of hooking up my ring door bell and I need to follow these instructions: (I want to wire directly to transformer) To my understanding I need to wire my ...
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Installing Nest Hello Doorbell

So my problem with this has nothing to do with the electronics - it's strictly a physical one. The problem I'm having is that whoever wired my existing doorbell left about 1" of wire, with no give, ...
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Can I wire a doorbell transformer in-wall this way?

My current under-powered doorbell transformer is in a very awkward location (old home, etc.) and in a location where several old wires are cable-nutted together and I would rather not replace it there....
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Raising a porch light and doorbell?

A previous owner of our house installed a front deck over the top of the two concrete steps leading up to the front door. Unfortunately they did not raise the front porch light and doorbell. So many ...
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Switching wiring from one transformer to another

I am considering getting a Nest Hello doorbell. The requirements state: Nest Hello needs to be powered by wires delivering 16 - 24 V AC, and at least 10 VA (in North America) I had a brief look ...
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Doorbell, intercom and door release

I have the same exact set up as the photo on Decrease apartment intercom door buzzer volume and am trying to figure out how to disable the doorbell/buzzer without disconnecting door and intercom ...
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How Do I Wire My Nest Hello Doorbell With A Plug In Transformer?

I wired up a nest hello doorbell to my existing chime. It rings fine but lacks enough power to operate properly. That’s ok, it was a little expected. Unfortunately, changing the old transformer is ...
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What are these extra black wires connected to my doorbell chime?

I attempted to install a new SimpliSafe video doorbell, and after everything was connected I found that the doorbell chime inside produced a disturbing humming sound. I contacted SimpliSafe, who sent ...
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Doorbell dings, dongs, but doesn't ding-dong

I'm replacing a doorbell chime unit. The old one worked, but the new one does not. If I connect the wire to the terminal labeled "front", it will ding. If I connect the wire to the terminal labeled ...
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Humming from Door Bell TRansformer

Lately, I have been hearing a loud humming sound coming from the vicinity of transformer and door bell chime area. Is this normal for a transformer/chime combination that is 40 years old??
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How do I tell difference between doorbell transformer and furnace transformer?

I’ve been searching for way too long for the doorbell transformer in our house (I suspect it’s not putting quite enough juice for a Nest Hello doorbell setup as the Nest Hello works but the chime ...
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Ring Doorbell w/ Digital Chime

I purchased a ring doorbell 2 for my sister for Christmas. I am pretty tech savvy and offered to install it for her last night. I went through the instructions several times but I was not able to get ...
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Doorbell wiring

My house was built in 1982. I moved in over a decade ago but never bothered to fix the non-functioning wired doorbell. I’m trying to diagnose it now to see if it’s worth trying to fix or if I should ...
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Is this my doorbell transformer?

Is this the transformer for my doorbell? It is located in the furnace room, but it looks like it is connected to the furnace. I am just wondering because I have been searching for the transformer and ...
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Extremely old doorbell transformer filled with black gunk?

I need to replace my doorbell transformer in order for my Ring video doorbell to consistently have sufficient power. After searching long and hard I finally located the transformer, which appears to ...
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Door bell partially rings randomly since Nest doorbell installation

(Somewhat related to this unanswered question: Doorbell constantly rings even after replacing switch but not an exact duplicate) My house had a modern wired doorbell (wired using Cat5e, if it matters)...
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Trying to find the transformer for my doorbell

I replaced our doorbell with a Ring doorbell about a month or two ago. It worked fine at first, but gradually started not connecting to the network, and after I followed a few steps suggested by the ...
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My doorbell chime is partially broken; is this a wiring problem or a problem with the chime mechanism?

I have a Heath-Zenith SL-2796 doorbell. It's wired to a front and rear door buttons. Pressing the front door button should make it go "ding-dong" and pressing the rear door button should make it go "...
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what would cause the second chime of a doorbell to sound muted?

I've got a doorbell that works, it is the normal two chime "ding dong", but it goes "ding chunk" where the second chime seems muted. I looked at it and it's mounted right, it gets hit with enough ...
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Is this a doorbell transformer? How to test if faulty?

My doorbell has stopped working. I am trying to test each of the components using a multi-meter. However, the wires seem to go through the ceiling etc, so I can't trace where they are going or what ...
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Changing old doorbell transformer

I'm replacing an old doorbell transformer. After removing the junction box, I have 3 exposed black wires. I have the new transformer with the typical White, Black, Green wiring, but I don't know which ...
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How can I mount a Ring Pro on this door post?

My wife has had her heart set on getting a Ring Pro video doorbell since someone at work demonstrated theirs. We picked one up from Lowes today, but discovered we had an issue when we got home and ...
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Doorbell constantly rings even after replacing switch

This is a newer home in the US (fewer than 10 years old). The doorbell started ringing all the time. Disconnected button and it stopped. Replaced the button with a new button, and it stayed on all ...
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Moving a doorbell transformer

Can a doorbell transformer that is on the outside of a wall be place inside the wall behind the drywall. I’m concerned about it getting too hot. Mine is in the kitchen by the ceiling lights
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Doorbell Voltage Drops at Transformer

All, I replaced my doorbell transformer and got 22V (which was odd since it is supposedly a 16V transformer) with no wires connected to the transformer. As soon as I connect the wires to the ...
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Doorbell button wire low or no voltage

I have existing wiring for my doorbell that goes from the front door to a closet. No actual doorbell or chime is hooked up, just wiring. When I connect a 24v transformer to the closet end, I'm ...
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Nest Doorbell not ringing indoor chime

I recently picked up the doorbell from Nest, the Nest Hello and set it up. One issue that I'm running into is what wires should be used when trying to make it work with the indoor chime. The ...
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Can I replace a mechanical doorbell with a digital one?

In my home, I have a mechanical doorbell chime that I would like to replace with a new digital chime (a chime with features like volume control, different tones, plays through a speaker). Is it ...
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What is this unit attached to my house, and what do I replace it with?

I am trying to figure out what this thing is. I assumed it's a bell ring transformer but then it has four terminals on it. Any help is appreciated!