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Door jamb switch wont turn bell off when key is out of switch

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If you can turn off the bell by pressing the button switch in yourself then I would suggest getting another switch used from a junkyard or new from a dealer, and installing it. If pressing the switch in does not shut the bell off, then you have another problem.

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