Our doorbell broke. I didn’t know how easy it was to fix it myself. Here’s how easy it is to fix a doorbell button.
There’s something rewarding about fixing things yourself. I’ve been on a bit of a fix-it kick lately. With every small repair I make, I’m gaining confidence to tackle bigger projects. Not only have I fixed my doorbell button, but I’ve also re-screened my patio door, repaired a broken kitchen drawer and fixed my dryer.
I’m not the handiest person around, but I found that my smartphone and Google are as handy tools as are screwdrivers and strong glue.
Back to How to Fix A Door Bell
One thing I won’t mess with is electrical stuff. Fortunately, doorbells are low voltage, and you don’t need to turn off the circuit.
Here are the steps I took:
Step 1. First, I took pictures of my broken doorbell, drove to a local hardware store and bought the exact match.
Step 2: Unscrew the two screws on the plate.
Step 3: Once the screws are out, you can pull out the doorbell. You’ll need to unscrew the two screws on the inside of the doorbell to release the wires.
If you touch those two wires together, it closes the circuit, and your doorbell will ring.
Step 4: Now, you just need to reverse the process. You’ll need to wrap clockwise the two wires around the two screws of the new doorbell and tighten the screws. It doesn’t matter which wire goes where.
Step 5: And finally, you need to affix the new doorbell to the wall using te other two screws.
Voila! The new doorbell is installed. And, it’s really that easy!
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