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Heath Zenith Wireless Door Chime won't turn off (after bad storm)

We had a pretty wild storm in Maryland recently...the power went out and when I came back home the next day, I quickly discovered my door bell was emitting a one-note gong, continuously.

Normally it plays a whole 8-note Big Ben melody, which is great because I'm almost deaf and it gets my attention. BTW the product thingie isn't recognizing the description so I'll mention it's a heath/zenith decorativfe wireless chime, either 6180 or 6280 series; the manual doesn't say how to distinguish them but I'm guessing it's the 6280 because of the more complicated melody.

I tried taking the batteries out, hoping it would reset, but when I put them back in, it starts up again, even now that a few days have passed. I have the manual but it's not much help. I would really appreciate any thoughts on this because it took me 2 years to find a door bell I could really hear :''}.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts :''} or especially solutions! Cassie

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Possibly check the outdoor push button. It may be possible that it has moisture in it causing a short.

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SOURCE: Heath Zenith Security Light fixture with motion stopped working.

I have this problem every now and then. I just fixed mine - knock on wood. I smacked it lightly, cleaned the lens and the eye. Then I turned on the switch for a minute, switched to TEST, waited for a minute, then I switched to 1 min. (you should hear an internal "click") and switched the light switch off and on again. Waited for 1 minute and it shut off.

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SOURCE: Connecting a Heath Zenith Doorbell 172C-A

Do you have a transformer with it? Apparently this doorbell can operate on AC or DC (3-6VDC or 8-16VAC). The usual method is to supply 110 VAC to a transformer with an output of about 16VAC. ------ BE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING WHEN DEALING WITH 110VAC. HAVE A CAPABLE ADULT HELP YOU WITH THIS! ------- Connect one of the two outputs from the transformer to one of the terminals on the bell (this might be labeled COMMON) The other output from the transformer will go to your handheld lead (like in the Operation game). Connect a lead from your patient (as in the Operations game) to a terminal on the bell which is probably labeled for AC.

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Where can i find Heath zenith SL-6273 manual or how do i make the product play mp3

Most Heath Zenith product manuals are available here: . Searching for the SL-6273 found two versions of the wireless MP3 door chime. The direct link to the manual for the SL-6273-00 is .

Put the batteries in the door chime. To transfer an MP3 to the door chime, connect it to a computer with a USB cable. Open the folder to view files and drag the new (short, <= 20 seconds long) tune into the folder. Eject the door chime (like any USB hard drive) and remove the USB cable from the door chime.

Next press the Tune button to cycle through the tunes on the door chime for the front door chime. Stop when the desired tune is played. That will be played any time the front chime is pressed. If you add the jumper to pin 8, the door chime will ding as that is the rear rear door sound. For the front door, make sure that the switches (1-7) on the push button match those for the door chime.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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I do I fix the song not to play full lenth

install only lengh you want use mp3 editing tool to change length of melody before putting it into chime.

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How do I change the music or chime on my 6195-/rx

The manual available from the link is for a Desa door bell and might be similar to yours. Check the procedure for selecting tunes.

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My bell ring everytime my next door neighbor's bell ring & even the neighbor three doors down. What is up with that?

They're all set to seeing frequency you need to go into your owners manual and check how to change wireless frequency

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We have had one of your Wireless Doorbell Systems for several years. However, it wasn't working. I checked the batteries and they were fully charged. Then I check the plug-in box and saw that the vent...

The manufacturer of your wireless Door Bell, DESA International has been out of business since 1998. However, Heath Zenith took over the line, when DESA bankrupted. But, I'm not sure that they would be interested in helping you. As whatever happened, happened under DESA's watch.

If you decide to pursue this, you can call Heath Zenith Customer Support at 800-858-8501.

Good luck and I hope this helps you.

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My doorbell also ring neighbor's bell

Change pin configuration on plugin bell and the remote.
The pin configuration should match

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My pushbutton doorbell activates my neighbor's chime

in the chime box and remote you can change the setting for the remote signal that is picked up( refer to your manual for the correct settings) these will be a set of pin connections in the chime box and in the remote switch that will have to be set to another selection

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