The Ultimate Repairing a Doorbell Quiz
Doorbell broken? Missing its cheerful chime? Well, take our quiz and get step-by-step guidance on how to repair it yourself.
What is most likely broken when your doorbell stops working?
- the transformer
- the bell
- the button, bell or transformer
On how many volts does a doorbell operate on?
- 10 to 18
- 100 to 120
- 120 to 180
On what parts of the doorbell can you work on without turning off the power?
- the transformer
- the bell and button
- the button and transformer
After you pull the doorbell button off your wall and detach the wires, how can you tell if the button is the problem?
- Press the button.
- Put the bare ends of the wire together.
- Examine the wires.
What type of switch is a doorbell button?
How should your first try to remove a doorbell cover?
- Pull as hard as you can.
- Lift it up slightly and then pull it out.
- Pull it straight out without lifting it up.
How many wires are there in a standard bell?
What can be used to test the wires inside the doorbell?
- a 12-volt bell or car lamp
- an 18-volt bell or car lamp
- a 20-volt bell
What does it mean if the testing item does not respond when you push the doorbell button?
- The testing device is probably broken.
- The problem is in the transformer.
- The bell needs to be replaced.
When you are fixing a doorbell, when should you tag the internal wires with masking tape?
- if you have two or more wires
- if you have three or more wires
- if you have four or more wires
When fixing a doorbell, what process do you use to work out which part of the mechanism is causing the problem?
- process of elimination
Where can you find a transformer's voltage and wattage information?
- on the package
- stamped on the transformer
- on a plastic tag attached to the transformer
What should you use to connect a transformer to the circuit wires of your electrical system?
- crimp on connectors or wire nuts
- snap spade terminals
- parallel splices
If the transformer or power circuit are working, then what is malfunctioning?
- the chime box
- the electric system outside your house
- the bell wiring
If there are no loose screws or wire joints in a bell circuit, how can you further test the bell's wiring?
- Check each segment of the circuit with a continuity tester.
- Check each segment of the circuit with a terminal ohmmeter.
- Check each segment of the circuit with a circuit analyzer.