Door Bell Wiring

Old 10-12-02, 02:20 PM
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Question Door Bell Wiring

Ok, You Guys, I read all question on door bells. So far my question hasn't been asked. I moved into my home about 5 years ago, my door bell has never worked. I install a new Storm Door in front of house, It looks real good. Now when people come to my door I can't hear them knock.

I took cover off chime for I would be able to purchase same kind of product. I purchase Health/Zenith Complete Door Chime Kit
for I wouldn't have to keep runnning back to Home Depot.

I did the simple task first started at door bell button, I replace door bell button, still didn't work, then I was replacing door bell chime, I notice 2 white wires twisted together not attached to anything, and only 2 red wires were attached one to front and one to trans, so I just replaced the wires as it was on old chime, still didn't work. So now I fixing to change the transformer, I went in to the attic and found it attached to an outlet box, no problem easy access to it. But before I change transformer should those white wires be attached to something. This is for 1 door bell.
Old 10-12-02, 02:28 PM
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Chances are the white wires should not be attached to anything but themselves. They probably run from the transformer to the switch, through the location of the chime. One of the two red wires comes from the button and one from the transformer. So far, all this is as it should be.

So what's wrong: (1) You have a broken wire. If the wire is broken inside the wall somewhere, you may want to consider a wireless bell. Or if you have extra wires in the cable that are currently spare, you could switch to those. (2) The wiring is not connected right. Given what you see at the chime, you should see a white and red connected at both the button and the transformer. (3) Your transformer is dead. (4) Your transformer doesn't have any power.

All of these problems and more can be diagnosed with a multimeter.
Old 10-13-02, 06:37 AM
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I replaced the transformer, still didn't work, so I though I would follow the wires, I notice that the red & white wire are exposed in one area and I was wondering do I have to change all of the wires are can I spiles where expose and run it to transformer.

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