Electric door bell not working


Postby CJ » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:20 pm

Any idea why a door bell will no longer work. Can you tell me how to fix it or what to look for?
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:53 pm

[quote="CJ"]Any idea why a door bell will no longer work. Can you tell me how to fix it or what to look for?[/quote]

CJ
START WITH A FEW QUESTIONS.
U HAVE NOT STATED MAINS OR BATTERY ?
BATTERY TYPE, IF BATTERYS FINE, CHECK FOR COROSION OF CONTACTS IN BELL HOUSING, AND CHECK BELLPUSH FOR CONTINUITY. AND ALSO CHECK WIRING.
IF MAINS TRANSFORMER TYPE TO LOW VOLTAGE EG 6 V , HAS TRANSFORMER FAILED ? , IS BELL FAULTY, WIRING, BELLPUSH ECT.
CAUTION IF TRANSFORMER THE TYPE IN A MAINS BOARD.
MIGHT NEED EXPERT HELP TO LOOK AT ABOVE !
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Postby CJ » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:27 am

Thanks for reply - the subject "Electric door bell not working... " gives a clue to the fact that it is mains not battery. However I am not sure what you mean by "transformer" there is a wired box in the hallway that I think controls the "chimes" and another wired box in the hall cupboard - is this the transformer. Box boxes are white - the chimes cover comes off easily but the other box has screw fixings. If I unscrew and take this cover off - what should I be looking for?
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:01 pm

[quote="CJ"]Thanks for reply - the subject "Electric door bell not working... " gives a clue to the fact that it is mains not battery. However I am not sure what you mean by "transformer" there is a wired box in the hallway that I think controls the "chimes" and another wired box in the hall cupboard - is this the transformer. Box boxes are white - the chimes cover comes off easily but the other box has screw fixings. If I unscrew and take this cover off - what should I be looking for?[/quote]

CJ
MISSED THAT U ARE CORRECT POST DID SAY ELECTRIC DOORBELL
NOT WORKING. MY APOLOGIES.
TRANSFORMERS ARE MAINS RATED DEVICES AND CAN BE
BE A DANGER TO THE UNTRAINED , AND THE FACT U SAY THAT U R NOT SURE.
I THINK U NEED TO GET AN ELECTRICIAN TO LOOK AT IT FOR U.
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