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Old 05-30-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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I am having problems with my doorbell (not a personal problem ). The old doorbell broke a few years ago so I put up a new one. The problem is, it will only do a partial ring when somebody pushes and releases the switch (it will ding, but not dong). Actually, it will only give a partial chirp. If they hold the switch in, it will do the full ding-dong... but nobody seems to ever do that. I don't recall having this problem with the bell that broke.

I tried putting a new switch in to see if that made a difference... but it was the same. I thought I saw a switch a few years ago that had some sort of electronics in it. I am wondering if there is such a switch that will keep the circuit until the full cycle is done. Is there such a thing? I looked at different bells, but they all seem pretty much the same.


Is there any way I can get a ding-dong?

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Old 05-30-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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When you changed the chime mechanism, did you check that the old transformer matched the new chime?
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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yes, I believe I did. I don't recall if it was 12v or 16v. I could check again....
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Gunk/dust/oil on the solenoid armature that gives the ding and the dong?
Armature up = ding, down = dong.
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