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I've had a camera doorbell installed and it didn't work. The

I've had a camera doorbell installed and it didn't work. The tech said the voltage was to low at 2V. I replaced the transformer and the voltage read 20VJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 monthsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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George Smith

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I get an occasional humming (anywhere from 2 to 10 seconds)

I get an occasional humming (anywhere from 2 to 10 seconds) from the box.I attempted to isolate the problem to one breaker by disconnecting each breaker individually, but the hum still occurs when disconnected; therefore, leading me to believe that I don't have any weak circuit breakers.Any suggestions how to proceed from here?

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Wayne Roberts

Electrical Trade

164 satisfied customers
I hope this is an easy one. I need to replace my doorbell.

Hi Mike, I hope this is an easy one. I need to replace my doorbell. there are two wires from the transformer, two wires from the front door button and two wires from the rear door button. The new doorbell only has three terminals, Rear, Front and Transformer. I have six wires. What do I do?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: i was trying to put in a RING door bell for my handicap wife but it didn't go so well.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If I canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I am not sure where the transformer is located. i looked in the attic, i assume it is in the crawl space.

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I have a Rittenhouse Model 312 doorbell. I believe the

I have a Rittenhouse Model 312 doorbell. I believe the transformer has failed, because a couple of months ago the chimes starting making a constant buzzing noise. The wires were unhooked, but not labeled, so now I have no idea how to reconnect them. There are three wires coming into the chime unit, and four terminals, two on each chime. The lower terminal on each chime is labeled with a "B," and the upper terminals are unlabeled. Can you help me figure out a) how to properly reconnect the wires, and b) determine if the transformer is indeed faulty. Thanks.

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

276 satisfied customers
New door transformer, when connected to ac power produces

new door bell transformer, when connected to ac power produces audible neutral noise. no bell or switch attached.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just connected 15 minutes ago. disconnected until I figured it outJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: IQ America transformer. 3 secondary tapsJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: noise is audible when standing within 2 feet of ac circuit to which I connect the transformer

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

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My door bell does not ring loud enough to be heard. How do

My door bell does not ring loud enough to be heard. How do you adjust the volumeJA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: Sometimes it rings other times it doesn't and it can barely be heard.JA: Is there anything else the Appliance Technician should be aware of?Customer: I have replaced the outside boxJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Appliance Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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10,430 satisfied customers
How can I locate the doorbell transformer in my house. When

How can I locate the doorbell transformer in my house. When I measure the voltage on the door bell, it measures less than a volt. This means it is bad I believe. But I see no signs of a transformer near the hole where the wires come out of the wall. The door bell in on a middle floor. I wanted to avoid opening up the wall. Should the transformer be within a specified distance of where the wires come out of the wall at the doorbell?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I have a Fasco doorbell chime model # 64B-1. Need operating

I have a Fasco doorbell chime model # ***** Need operating instructions with wiring schematic.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I have an old doorbell that is not working and disconnected

I have an old doorbell that is not working and disconnected the old edwards 14v transformer and bought a 16v transformer at lowe's . connected it and the doorbell worked briefly and now it does not. Could it be because I did not buy a 14v transformer.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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