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Old 09-20-2002, 01:11 PM   #15
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Craig,
The disc drive in my home computer has failed. I had to get on another computer but here are the pictures of my door bell chime unit.
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Old 09-20-2002, 01:12 PM   #16
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Old 09-20-2002, 01:52 PM   #17
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Looks just like the one in my motorhome, if you jump the posts does it chime?
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:01 PM   #18
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Craig,

Thanks a lot for posting the pictures! Mine does not look like that. I'll need to get my hands on a digital camera to show you what mine looks like.

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Old 09-20-2002, 02:38 PM   #19
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Alan, I haven't tried jumping the posts. Since it is working fine I'm afraid I will burn the rascal out.

Craig, I guess Airstream is like any other company, when supply starts to run low or a contract runs out, you get something that meets the specs and buy in bulk. I have found that even gun companies like Browning use different brand recoil pads for the same exact model shotgun manufactured during the same year.
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:41 PM   #20
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Craig,
When you do get a chance to post a picture of your doorbell internals, could you also take a picture of your external button. It seems like my button was replaced with another type and I was curious what the original looks like and if they are still available.
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Old 09-21-2002, 06:38 PM   #21
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Craig,

I'll do that. The original is nothing special. Just a black button with a small white circle around the button. I think the replacement I bought looks much better than the original...

Now I've replaced the button and the chimes and still nothing! Jumping the posts doesn't make the new chimes chime either.

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Old 09-22-2002, 10:21 AM   #22
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Ok, unless anyone has any other ideas, I'm giving up on the doorbell. I've replaced the switch and the chimes and still nothing. I can't believe something so simple is causing me so much frustration.
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Old 09-22-2002, 10:59 AM   #23
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Got it!!

Forget my last comment. I got it working!! Still not sure what the exact problem was, but after I replaced the switch, the fuse must have blown, because I checked the fuse before I started and it was fine.

My lesson learned is to keep checking the fuses! Thanks to all for providing help.
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Old 09-22-2002, 12:48 PM   #24
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Jumping posts

If you jumped the posts on the switch, no harm would be done. If you jumped the posts on the chime itself with the button pushed, you would have blown the fuse by bypassing the coil in the chiime.
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Old 09-23-2002, 05:47 PM   #25
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Craig,
Glad to see you got the doorbell squared away. What's your next project?
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:32 PM   #26
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Craig,

I ordered the new hot water heater today...

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Old 09-24-2002, 08:43 PM   #27
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Craig,
I saw where uwe was recommending the install. I will probably print his suggestions out and save it for future use.
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Old 04-03-2003, 07:14 AM   #28
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My doorbell works...just about the only thing on the Excella that does.
But as I was reading this thread I noticed a very good question that had not been answered. Surely with all the electrical expertise on the forum someone knows don't you think??



Fred H. asked in this thread back in Sept.2002:
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I looked in Lowe's at door bells. They are all 16v and use a converter to change the house 120v to 16v. How should that work in RV?
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