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Troubleshooting and Repairing
1. If the doorbell won’t ring, remove the button cover and clean contacts with sandpaper; pry them up with screwdriver. If this fails, loosen mounting screws and pull out the button. Disconnect wires and touch ends together. If the bell rings, the button is faulty; replace it.
2. Turn off power when working at the transformer. Tighten loose wires at the bell or trans former. Wrap frayed wires with electrician’s tape. To repair breaks, strip ends; join with wire connectors.
3. Test transformer by restoring power to its circuit.(Remember, incoming wires will be hot!) Set a multimeter to its AC volts scale and turn the dial to the 50-volt range. Touch multimeter probes to the transformer’s low-voltage terminals. If the tester registers no voltage, the transformer is defective; replace it.
Smart Shopping: A Simpler Way
Wireless chimes offer an alternative to wired units. They can be used in new construction or to replace older units where wires inside the wall may be damaged or broken and hard to access. The battery-powered push-button transmitter sends a radio signal to the battery-powered chime unit. Transmitter buttons can't be mounted on metal surfaces that will interfere with signal performance.
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