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  • Mar 28, 2007, 02:47 PM
    Door bell wiring
    I recently replaced my front door bell because it kept going off without being pushed.
    When I removed the old one I noticed some type of diode or resistor thingy behind the button linking the two leads together. The new button did not come with this thingy. Now when I press the new button it starts to set off the chime but when I release the button the chime stops. Do I need the thingy on the back? And what is it exactly because I dropped the old one and can't find it now. Thank you.
  • Mar 29, 2007, 02:46 AM
    Sounds like some sort of capacitor that the chime needs to continue chiming after the button has been released. Best I can offer is to find a button for that brand of chime. Is there a label inside the chime with the make and model number?

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