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How to wire Nest Doorbells to bypass the chimes

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I recently moved and, being the idiot that I am, completely forgot to take my two chime connectors out of my old doorbell chime box. I have reached out to the new owner multiple times (as has my realtor to their realtor) to see if there's a time I could come by to grab those but haven't gotten a response yet. I'm really hoping to avoid buying connectors off of ebay for $40-50 each, if I can even find them.

I hooked up just the front door Hello initially and it seemed to work fine.  When I went to do the back one I lost one of the terminal screws. While I waited for replacement screws from Amazon I started getting a buzzing from the chime and phantom doorbell rings, so I just turned off the circuit for the time being, but that's obviously not a long-term solution. Now with replacement screws and both connected I'm still getting the buzzing, which is what lead me to create this post.

In talking about it with my fiancée, we realized that we don't really care if the actual chime goes off when someone rings the doorbell since we have multiple Google Homes/Home Minis throughout the house (and the chime drives my dog crazy anyway, so another good reason to bypass it). Is there an easy way to just bypass the chime completely that will allow me to not need the chime connectors? I'm thinking some combination(s) of wires might be able to be wire-nutted together without connecting to the chime's terminals to give constant power to the doorbells while completely bypassing the chimes themselves. I took a picture of my two chimes (one upstairs, one down), the transformer, and the back of the doorbell itself in case any that helps determine if/how this could be done.

Thanks in advance for any help, and if you need more information just ask.

Upstairs chime:

Downstairs chime:

Transformer wiring: (it's in a crappy spot so it's hard to get a better shot than this)

Doorbell wiring:


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Chyld989,


Let's check this further — could you fill out this form and let us know once you're done? Also, you can use your Google Home speakers to announce when someone rings your Nest doorbell, or other compatible doorbell. Check out this link for additional help. 




Done.  And yeah, I want it to announce on the Google Home speakers, but I need to be able to hook up the doorbells in a functional manner before that works 🙂

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey everyone!


Thanks for your help here, Archie.


Sounds like a plan! We've received your form — thanks for filling that out. I'll consider this post as complete and will lock the thread in 24 hours. Please keep an eye on your email as someone from our team will reach out to you to assist you further.