'Doorman' chimes keep chiming, without bell being pushed
I have a 'Doorman' chime system (Receiver WCD813 RX) which is set to 'Ding Dong' when the doorbell is pushed. Occasionally it would chime 'Westminster chime', I think when my son activated his remote locking device on his car. I recently had to replace the batteries. Since then it seems to chime, on and off, all day.
I've had a quick look inside, but see any obvious way of changing the chimes or the frequency.
Any ideas, please?
PS I've had to click on the product below, as mine doesn't seem to be listed.
Re: 'Doorman' chimes keep chiming, without bell being...
I had the same problem - turned out to be a cordless phone nearby. If you have one, try moving the bell away from the phone or vice-versa. Another possibility is a neighbour with the same code. There are some jumpers you can move around to change this.
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While this is a little bit of a stab, if you replace the batteries in both units, do it at the same time, If the batteries are known good ones, simply take them both out and let the units sit for about 5 minutes before you put them back in. Make sure the battery contacts are clean and devoid of corrosion. Put them back together without pressing the button. I assume it is of the newer "self learning" style. In which case, hold the ringer button down until the chiime goes off.
If it is one of the optical greeters, there would be a setup switch position that allows you to focus/align the reflector for the greeter. Usually it keeps chiming until the alignment is correct whereupon it shuts off when things are right. Then you reset the switch to normal. If no switch for set up at all- just follow the same procedure until it stops. You can usually "eyeball" them pretty close without effort.
Heath-Zenith (I beleive they bought DESA) makes a battery remote push button bell that says its compatible with all Heath Zenith chimes. I bought one at Home Depot and it worked for my SL-6195-RX. (an on line doorbell seller and the Home Depot assoc all said it wouldn't work.) UPC is 16963961975. Item also shows a code "11G43" on a sticker on the back of the package.
On a vista system, enter your 4 digit code and press the 9 button. The keypad should read: Disarmed Chime. The keypad should ding ding ding when a door is opened. To turn the chime off, enter you code and press the 9 button again.
Open up both the button and the main unit and switch the codes with the pins. It done on a row of pin sets - Default is usually connectors on 5-6-7 (8 is on the main bell unit and causes the ding-**** to change to a Westminster chime). With a pair of needle nose pliers pull the connector and set them on different numbers. You must do this on both pieces, When you have a unique code its no longer an issue with the neighbors.