Doorbell not working

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Old 01-01-20, 03:46 PM
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Doorbell not working

Hello,

Got a doorbell that is no longer working.

Took the switch off and joined the two wires together, NO CHIME.

Cleaned Bell and found transformer.

Using multi-meter on Transformer shows 18V and when I touched door switch wires, bell rings.

That means WIRING between transformer and door switch is BAD, right?

Or should I look at something else?

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Old 01-01-20, 04:02 PM
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Took the switch off and joined the two wires together, NO CHIME.
when I touched door switch wires, bell rings.
That's the same thing..................
 
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I assume he's touching the wires together at the chime/transformer vs. at the door button when the bell works.
 
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Old 01-01-20, 05:39 PM
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@pattenp - You are right.
Since I was referring to Transformer, not sure why one would think anything else.

With what I've done, it seems that Transformer seems fine. Wiring or Bell could be an issue.

How to test Bell?
 
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You shorted the wires at the transformer and the chime worked.
Now you're asking how to check the bell ?

If you have two wires to the chime and two wires to the button..... the problem may be in the two wire line to the button.
 
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You can connect the two wires together at one end and test at the other end for continuity to check for a break in the wire run.
 
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@pattenp - So, I take the wires at the door switch and connect them. Then what should I do? Which end do I test? Bell? Transformer?
 
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Disconnect those same two wires at the chime end and test across them with a meter to check continuity or high resistance. You are just checking for a break in the push button wire. Normally the switch wires terminate in the chime box, yours may be wired differently.
 
 

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