Doorbell transformer location?

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JimMcGovern
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:36 pm

I recently bought a 1985 Palm Harbor doublewide manufactured home. The front (and only) doorbell is not working and I assume the problem is the transformer, but I cannot locate where it is.

I looked for the transformer in all the closets, in the utility room, by the hot water heater, and by the circuit breaker box. I don't think it would be above the ceiling, as there isn't any access to an attic or crawl space anywhere. There is no garage.

I originally guessed that the transformer would be under the house very near the front door, but when I crawled under the house I wasn't able to see much due to the underbelly fabric and insulation. I am very reluctant to start cutting open the underbelly willy nilly without knowing, or at least strongly suspecting, the area where the transformer will be located.

Does anybody know where the transformer should be? Is there a "standard" or typical location for it with (Palm Harbor) mfctred homes?

Thank you!
Jim


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Greg
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:29 pm

Is it possible that it is incorporated in the chime?
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:30 pm

No, unfortunately it's not inside the chime. That would have been nice and easy.

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:05 am

Try in the furnace cubby?

here's a few more ideas https://www.google.com/search?q=doorbel ... e&ie=UTF-8

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