Doorbell light triggers chimes???

AltoonaPAJune 6, 2013

I am installing a new doorbell button... Button works well. Except when I install the bulb... It triggers continuous chimes. Help?

This post was edited by AltoonaPA on Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 21:29

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Sounds like you may be connecting a lighted button, designed for a low voltage AC coil type doorbell, to an electronic chime type doorbell.

The low resistance of the light bulb's internal filament acts like a closed switch.

See if the chime's owner's manual has any suggestions regarding this type of connection.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 11:11PM
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I'm thinking mine is an electronic unit... : Wireless Doorbell Extender. Checked the manual and called the company... No suggestions. Thoughts?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 9:06AM
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