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Old 04-03-2011, 08:31 PM  
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Default Please help strange buzzing object in the basement

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.


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that thing is or was your door bell


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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