When you notice that your doorbell is not working, most people will think it is time to replace the chime inside the house. This is not always the case. There are a few things to look at when repairing your doorbell.
Wireless Door Bell
Many newer homes nowadays (and some remodeled homes) have wireless doorbell systems which require batteries to operate. When you find the door bell not working, you should check the batteries first to see if they are issue. Just replacing them with new one is the easiest way to determine if it is indeed the batteries. If the unit still does not work, you may have to replace the entire unit. Many manufactures only sell the chime and button as a package.
Wired Door Bell
Most older homes and some newer one have wired-in systems that require a transformer, bell chime, push button, wiring and electric power to operate.
Any one of the following items could be wrong in the system to prevent it from operating.
- The transformer has gone bad
- One of the bell button may have gone bad and needs replacing.
- Someone may have disconnected the wiring.
- A rodent may have chewed thru the wiring.
- The bell mechanism may have goon bad.
If you have a wired door bell system head over to the Next Page for advice on repairing your system.
Trouble shooting a door bell system is not difficult once you understand how they operate.
Using a few basic tools, a screw driver, pliers, wire strippers and an electrical tester will help you find the issue and repair it.
Watch the very informative video on understanding and repairing your doorbell system.