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Time to get a new chime.
the relay and the transformer had it.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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How do I change the batteries in my Carlon RC8800R doorbell


Do you need to replace the batteries in the chime button or the receiver? To change the batteries on the doorbell (chime button) for most Carlon models, you need a ballpoint pen first to remove the chime button from the back. Press the pen point in the small round hole at the bottom of the button. Then gently push in on the tab. Finally rotate the chime button cover up and away from the back cover. Next take the ballpoint pen or a small screwdriver and place it in the slot below the top battery. Lift the battery up. Repeat this with the second battery. Then place the replacement CR2032 batteries into the battery compartment one at a time with the positive side up.

For the most of the wireless receivers, press the center of the brass tubes and lift those free to replace the 4 D cell batteries (2 behind each tube). A few models have a more obvious battery cover for a set of 4 AA cell batteries.

Many Carlon wireless chime manuals are available here: http://www.lamson-home.com/WirelessChimes.php . The direct link to the manual listed for the RC8800R is http://www.lamson-home.com/ProductSupport/WirelessChimes/RC3304_4300IM_3.06_v2.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 09, 2016 | Carlon Home Security

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WIRELESS DOOR BELL BUTTON SL-1695-rx


Heath/Zenith SL-6166-C Wireless Plug-In Door Chime Kit ...

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Amazon.com, Inc.Heath Zenith SL-6198-B Wireless Doorbell Replacement Battery. Total price: ... Plug-in doorbell chime, doorbell button/transmitter with battery, hardware pack ...

Oct 16, 2015 | Home Security

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I had to replace the doorbell button, now the doorbell only buzzes instead of chimeing. I have tried three different buttons and they all give the same result. Whats wrong?


This has to be a setting of dip switches that got changed somehow on the chiming unit. Open that up and check the settings.

Feb 22, 2015 | Home Security

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Id like to change song on my doorbell Dimango model 4330 r cd chime reciever


The webpage http://www.dimango.com/dc-cd-quality-doorbells.htm

shows:

Wireless Doorbell CD Quality Door Chime
Model RC4300

No longer do you need a wired door chime or traditional doorbell with brass tubing to get amazing, rich sound. Our Battery Operated Door Chime from Dimango has CD quality sound while remaining completely wireless...







  • Plays three selectable sounds



    1. Ding Dong


    2. Dong


    3. Westminster Chime Click To Hear Sound!




  • Set sound conveniently at button




It seems that there is a button on the receiver/speaker. Try press once and see if the sound changes.

Nov 27, 2013 | Desa International White Wireless Plug In...

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I have a IQ America doorbell with 5 chimes and 5 tunes and the bell only plays a sorta gong which cannot even be heard How do I fix this problem so that it plays a chime/tune?


We had a similar problem with a wired doorbell. There is a diode in the doorbell itself that causes the chime to ring fully. If the diode is backwards, you get just a small tone and can only hear the full chime if you hold the button down. If this sounds like your problem, open up the doorbell at the button end (or have an electrician do it) and reverse the diode.

Nov 07, 2011 | Desa International White Wireless Plug In...

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Phantom bell rings on Siemens wirreless door bell chime jsjs-204, I do not have instructions


You may need to change the frequency of the chime. In this model, you need to remove the batteries from the receiver unit and wait for a while. Then replace the batteries. The doorbell unit should automatically set itself to a different frequency once you press the button, which will(hopefully) solve the problem.

It seems impossible to find the instruction manual for the doorbell. But see http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=68 who had a similar problem with a different Siemens model, which works on the same principles. (I can't seem to be able to remove the battery from the door bell unit on the jsjs204, but it reset itself after changing the batteries in the receiver).

Nov 01, 2011 | Desa International White Wireless Plug In...

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How do i fix my doorbell


99% of the time, you need a new doorbell button
Also check if any circuit breakers are tripped
Check GFI breakers in baths and kitchen

Real-estate lady answer: buy a new doorbell button and connect 2 wires on back of new button.
Doorbells are low voltage and not dangerous.
If screws are loose in the holes, break off toothpicks in hole so screws have something to bite.
You need small screwdriver:
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Repairman answer
Doorbell problems have 3 parts
1) The button
2) The chime or bell located in house
3) The 12V or 24V transformer located in attic or basement
4) rarely the wiring because it's low voltage and does not get hot

1) start at the button.
Remove button from wall
There are two LOW-voltage wires on back of button
Remove 1 wire and touch other wire, copper to copper
Does doorbell ring? Do you see a spark?
If bell rings, then button is bad

2) Chime or bell doesn't ring when button wires are crossed
Take cover off chime
The button works, so have helper push button while you're looking at chime
Can you hear any noise? Have helper push button on-and-off
Chimes have 2 or 3 wires >>> 2 wires if only front door has button, 3 wires if back door also has button
Take one wire loose and scratch it across each of the other wires
Remember front button is held down (or front button wires are twisted together)
Can you see a spark when wires are scratched together?
Try this with more than one wire ... but don't mix up location of each wire
If you are getting a spark, then chime is getting power, but it's not working
Replace chime

3) Transformer in attic or basement looks similar to this:
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Use a wire and scratch across both screws to see if you get a spark
If you get a spark ... and the crossed wires dont ring the chime... and there is no spark at chime, then there is a bad wire
If no spark at transformer, then check circuit breaker
At last resort, but new transformer at Home depot in the doorbell section near light department

Oct 05, 2010 | Garden

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Hello I have now got 2 (two) of these units over the past 8 months and neither work----changed batteries--interchanged push button---changed main unit--nothing works----but when my neigbour across road has...


The doorbell buttons and your receiver must be on the same channel. If you will get out the directions that came with your unit, they will describe the process to go through to reset the specific "codes" for your buttons and receiver.

Jan 04, 2010 | Desa International White Wireless Plug In...

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I changed the batteries on my door bell, and it still wont ring


Troubleshooting
Chime does not sound:
• Make sure the doorbell button and the chime codes are the same (See pages
2 and 3).
• Check orientation of doorbell button battery (See page 3).
• Check the doorbell button and chime batteries, replace if necessary.
Batteries seem OK, but the chime does not work when installed:
• Do not mount the chime or doorbell button on metal or near metal studs. This
reduces the transmitter range. Use 1/4" to 1/2" (6 to 13 mm) wood shims to
move the chime or doorbell button off the metal surface.
• Don't mount the chime too close to ground level concrete slabs. This may
also reduce the range. Mount the chime away from the floor.
• Try different locations for the chime closer to the doorbell button. Also try to
orient the chime at a different angle to increase the range.
The range of the doorbell depends on location, temperature and battery
condition.
Regulatory Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for regulatory compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Technical Service
Please call 1-800-858-8501 (English speaking only) for assistance
before returning product to store.
If you experience a problem, follow this guide. You may also want to visit our
Web site at: www.hzsupport.com. If the problem persists, call* for assistance
at 1-800-858-8501, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST (M-F). You may also write* to:
HeathCo LLC
P.O. Box 90004, Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
ATTN: Technical Service
* If contacting Technical Service, please have the following information available:
Model Number, Date of Purchase, and Place of Purchase.
No Service Parts Available for this Product

Jan 02, 2010 | Desa International White Wireless Plug In...

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