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Old 04-19-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Anybody else got one of these?

Hi,
Under the couch of my 84 310 Limited MH I find the broken electrical box show in the attached pictures.

Anybody know what it is?
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:00 PM   #2
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Do you have a doorbell button your grab handle at the door?
Your picture may be the remnants of a door bell ringer.

some need need both 120 volts and 12 volts
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yes, I do have such a button. However, the box in question has no remnants of any noise making device. It does appear to have had slots to hold batteries.
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Doorbell

I am almost certain that it is a doorbell. The ringer parts are gone. The wires you see are two for source volatge and the other two go to the doorbell button.
Use your Ohm Meter and verify. have some one push button and you will see continuity between two smallest wires.

The slots for "batteries" are not for batteries, they retained the little iron bars that ring when struck by striker.

I have replaced one with a typical house doorbell before. easy to do.
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Old 04-20-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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Yes, it is a doorbell. MY 85 34' Limited Trailer has a button on the door handle, and under the front sofa, there is the doorbell. I just bought a new household doorbell to wire into it. I think the doorbell came on the Limiteds
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sure is, my door bell looks like that also, and is located in the same spot. I had to replace my switch a couple of times as they burn out for some reason. The bell device seems like a pretty standard item to replace with another or update. Then again does anyone really use the bell? It was never very loud.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:43 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. You have solved two mysteries. First, why doesn't the doorbell work and where is the fuse for it, and, second, what is that busted up thing under the couch?
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Best thing is now I know how to fix my door bell!
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:15 PM   #10
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Yes, it is a doorbell. MY 85 34' Limited Trailer has a button on the door handle, and under the front sofa, there is the doorbell. I just bought a new household doorbell to wire into it. I think the doorbell came on the Limiteds
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This may seem like a simple question, but don't house doorbells run on 110 AC? I checked mine in the AS and it runs on DC voltage, so where would I get a replacement?

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[QUOTE=Swanny]This may seem like a simple question, but don't house doorbells run on 110 AC? I checked mine in the AS and it runs on DC voltage, so where would I get a replacement?

Yes and no. Your door bell is connected to 110 but there is also a 12V transformer in-line before it gets to the chime. You should be able to buy any 12V doorbell and it will work on your 12V system.
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:04 AM   #12
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Funny thing....my doorbell started working yesterday for no apparent reason. I love it when things fix themselves.
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My switch worked for about 6 months after I replaced it, then died. Does anyone ever ring it anyway?
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Greetings. For many years I have used door bell transformers for low voltage power supplys for thermostat controls. Unless they have changed since I retired, they are 24 volt transformers. the doorbells are also 24 volt. so they would be very weak sounding on 12 volt. Slonezy
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