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Dimeron 04-03-2011 08:31 PM

Please help strange buzzing object in the basement
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Hello, this thing in my basement started buzzing today and I couldn't figure out why it is doing it and what it is. It is located in my basement enclosed in a plastic cap, and as far as I can tell the buzzing is from the two black boxes from the side.

It appears to have a switch in the switch box that controls it. So after shutting it down it stopped buzzing.

Any help identifying the thing would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

nealtw 04-03-2011 09:13 PM

that thing is or was your door bell

nealtw 04-03-2011 10:13 PM

This will be running on low voltage. Most of the time they are powered by a little transformer attached to one of the ceiling lights in the basement. When you get this thing stopped listin closely you can sometimes hear the transformer bussing too.

JoeD 04-04-2011 07:03 AM

That is your door bell ringer. If it was buzzing check the actual door bell buttons. One of them is likely stuck on or the wiring is shorted.

donmorgan 04-07-2011 09:07 PM

It's a door bell chime and if it buzzing that means that there is a short in the button circuit that is connected to it. Disconnect your door bell button and see if the buzzing stops.

Dimeron 04-14-2011 08:47 AM

Sorry for the late reply.

Anyways, it was indeed the door bell, after un-stucking the button everything went back to normal.

Thanks for the help everyone.

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