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Doorbell transformer?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by gunzour, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. gunzour

    gunzour "Living on the Edge"

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    Anybody know where to look for the doorbell transformer? Our doorbell is not working. A multimeter shows nothing at either the outside button or the chimer, but I don't know where the transformer is. I'm guessing behind some drywall somewhere? We're in a Van Metre Mosby townhouse.
     
  2. Twriter

    Twriter Get a Mac!

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    Home depot. They have models for 1 ringer and 2 ringers.
     
  3. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild New Member

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    I would guess the transformer is in the basement near your utilities. Should be in the ceiling attached to a joist. At least that is where mine is.

    Good luck
     
  4. jjenkins

    jjenkins New Member

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    Strange -- I am having the same issue...let me know if you get yours fixed.
     
  5. 88dblifestyle

    88dblifestyle Banned User

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    YEah right.. and in some convenient store I think they are available..
     
  6. gunzour

    gunzour "Living on the Edge"

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    Ok, finally got around to taking care of this.. the transformer is indeed in the utility room, in our case it was attached to the lightbulb for the utility room. It's relatively small, if you don't know what you're looking for you can miss it. I've attached a picture of ours. It's the metal box with a yellow band around it.

    In our case it was some work in the utility room unrelated that caused this -- the wires were left touching and the transformer burned out. A new transformer and the doorbell is now working again.
     

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  7. bike4fun

    bike4fun New Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I live in a Van Metre townhome and didn't see a transformer in my utility room. Never thought it would be hidden on the side of the light.
     

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