Originally Posted by TonyD
I cannot seem to figure this one out. I have a door bell that plays chimes..when hooked up to a simple button and pressed once and released the chimes will sound. When I hook it up to a lighted button, the chime will only sound if I press the button in and hold it. If I rease the buttom the chime will stop..
Sounds like another problem with those damn electronic chimes.. remove the push button and you will find a tiny little diode that connects as a jumper between the button terminals. One of the wires is probably shorted or rusted through. Bring it to Radio Shack or similiar, you won't find replacements any more are the big boxes. Don't know what it's purpose is (except to cause trouble), but strange things happen when they go out; sometimes the chime will just sound a faint single note at random times.