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Old 04-17-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Hi All,

Wondering if anyone knows how to remove the cover for this doorbell chime (pls see pic)? I need to uncover it to check inside, as it's not working & generating a constant buzzing sound. Previous owner painted it over & I don't see any screws. I'm guessing just use a knife/flat head screw driver to try to pry it open at the seam where that middle opening is located? But, figure I'll ask for additional info, as I'm not the most handy type Any & all advice would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Nearly always friction fit.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:10 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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If it was painted over very heavy, you will probably need to cut around the edge of the cover with a box cutter or Xacto knife to break the paint sealing together the cover and base.

Usually these type just slide or pop off with a good tug.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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It would appear that shoe mold has been installed around the cover. Then painted- which would make removing the cover near impossible. If the shoe mold is removed, the cover will probably come off the mounting plate rather easily.
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:50 AM
 
Location: U.S.
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What K'ledgeBldr said above. Get the molding off first.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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Thanks guys for all your info/help. Will do as advised.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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If it's making a continuous buzz sound even when a button is not being pressed look for a stuck button, the problem is not in the chime box
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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If it's making a continuous buzz sound even when a button is not being pressed look for a stuck button, the problem is not in the chime box
It may be the transformer, which with older doorbells is often mounted elsewhere. Possibly in your basement or in a closet.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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If it's making a continuous buzz sound even when a button is not being pressed look for a stuck button, the problem is not in the chime box
Thanks kevink1955! I loosened the screws on the button a bit & now the buzzing sound is gone (doorbell is working again). Oh man...wish I'd posted on this forum sooner! I'd already pry apart (destroyed) a good chunk of the chime cover Gonna need to get some paint from Home Depot.

Anyway, thanks to you & everyone who posted. I learned some good stuffs for future references
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