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Door chime hums intermittently

OldtechGuy
Community Member

There have been a number of posts about the door chime humming after Nest doorbell has been installed. I have followed all the suggestions without relief. I have turned off the electronic chime option and I have retaped all the wires leading to the chime. I see all the threads have now been closed. I'd appreciate any further thoughts. Thanks.

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OldtechGuy
Community Member

After much effort, the fault seems to lie with the wiring in my old (circa 1940) house. A regular doorbell works fine but the Nest doorbell seems to be too taxing, complicated by a few other phantom wires that are shorting out, likely the result of abandoned doorbells from many years ago. I have decided to abandon the wired Nest and replace it with a battery model

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Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

Sorry to hear you're experiencing this, as I can imagine it has been an inconvenience. I would love to look into this further for you. I have a great article found here, that may be able to provide some additional troubleshooting for you to try. Please let me know how it goes.

Best regards,
Brad

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

Just checking in to see how the conversation is going. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We'll leave this thread open for a little longer for follow-up questions and concerns.

Best regards,

Brad

OldtechGuy
Community Member

After much effort, the fault seems to lie with the wiring in my old (circa 1940) house. A regular doorbell works fine but the Nest doorbell seems to be too taxing, complicated by a few other phantom wires that are shorting out, likely the result of abandoned doorbells from many years ago. I have decided to abandon the wired Nest and replace it with a battery model

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

@OldtechGuy

Sorry to hear you weren't able to go with the installation you wanted, but I hope the Nest Doorbell (battery) does the trick. You can follow this guide for installation. Please let me know if you need further assistance. We'll keep this thread open for 24 more hours for any follow-up questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Brad