I can't find my manual. I just replaced the batteries in the push button and the base. But I can't get it to work. I need the chime code combinations so I can setup the right codes. I have a GE Wireless Battery Operated Chime with one push button. Bought it about 4 years ago. I believe there were less than 5 different codes for it. Model number shows GE1601S & GE1602S
Hi there. I think I have the same GE chime. It has a series of 4 dip switches on the bell (base) and also in the switch unit. Just make them the same. On mine for example, switch # 1,2 & 4 are up (on) and #3 is down (off). Any combination of 16 codes should work as long as both units are the same. Just as an aside, I had a problem with mine working intermittently, then mostly not at all. It was the actual pushbutton switch inside the button unit. Luckily, I replaced the micro-switch and it's working again. Also during cold wet weather, the 12v battery gets depleted faster than normal probably due to moisture inside the switch unit. I taped a piece of plastic from a sandwich bag over the switch unit to help keep water out. I hope this helps.....
I have the impression the 4 DIP switches were for transmit frequency, not chime sounds. Setting the DIPs for blocking out other devices from setting off doorbells. IF youhave trouble w/ false alarms or failure to chime & batteries are good, try another setting( base & button should be same. IE: 1 thu 4 either up or down. Up is ON down is OFF so set any combination as long as same on & off on all units. I kept getting false chimes & reset to 1&3 off, 2&4 on to block those signals (I think from hospital across the street) That chimed all night & day hours. Jim R Seymour TX
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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.
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.
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.
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).
Sandra, the contacts in bell push may need cleaning, as well as some minor readjustment of the contacts. Insects love to get into the bell push and can clogged it up. If you find that this doesn't solve the problem, Contact the Zenith Company 800-858-8501 to purchase a replacement.
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.
From User Guide:
Interference from a similar unit operating nearby:
a) simply remove the batteries from the push button and door chime units and rest for 10 seconds, this will erase memory
b) Insert the batteries into the push button and door chime units, the door chime unit will give 2-beeps to indicate that it is ready for the new registration code. Press the Push Button once, it will generate a new operation code randomly and send a wireless ignal to the door chime unit and it will sound to indicate that new operation code is registered and memorised.
(Note with this unit SX85R the door chime is mains powered, not battery powered, but above instructions are the same)