Fixing a Door Bell Chime
How to Repair your Old Door Bell Chime System
How to Revive an Old Door Bell Chime
[ad#block] Electrical Repair Question: I have old house door chimes that were disconnected by the previous owners of this 1934 house due to the noise. I would like to find out how to wire it back up. The transformer has been tested and is good. This old house has cloth wiring running to it.
Thank you, Linda
This electrical repair question came from: Linda, a Handy Woman from Archdale, North Carolina.
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Additional Comments: Very good
Thanks for your electrical repairs question Linda.
Repair Your Old Door Bell Chime System
- The wiring attached to the chime should be tested to make sure there is voltage when the door bell button is pressed.
- If the chime will not work then the door bell button may need to be replaced. If the chime sounds like it is trying to work then the chime plungers may need to be cleaned or lubricated.
- Older door bell chimes are usually OK and work great, they just need a little TLC.
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