The Blink Doorbell is a great device for keeping an eye on your home, but it does have its drawbacks. One of them has been reported to be the fact that when you use your chime with the doorbell hooked up, it won’t ring. What could possibly cause Blink Doorbell not to sound your existing chime? Let’s find out.
Why Won’t My Blink Doorbell Ring My Chime?
When you install the Blink doorbell, it’s wired to an existing chime in your house. The reason your Blink Doorbell might not be ringing your chime when someone pushes the button is that there are less than 16 volts of alternating current (VAC) reaching it. This can happen if the transformer supplying power to your doorbell is overloaded or if there is a wiring issue. In most cases, this will work just fine, the transformer for the doorbell has 19 volts and the chime inside has 19 volts. However, if you’re having trouble getting your Blink doorbell to ring your indoor chime when someone presses it from outside, there may be a problem with the jumper contacts in the doorbell unit.
Fortunately, there is a fix for this! By changing the jumper contacts in the doorbell unit, you can make the indoor chime work when someone rings the Blink doorbell from outside. This is a simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete. Keep in mind that some users have reported issues with their Blink Doorbell not ringing properly even after changing the jumper contacts. If you’re having this problem, please reach out to the Blink customer service team for help.
Is there a chime for Blink doorbell?
There is a chime for the Blink doorbell, but it may not work in all cases. The chime needs to be a mechanical chime and it must be 16 – 24 Volts AC, at 50 – 60 Hz, and 40 Volt Amperes maximum in order to work with the Blink doorbell.
How do I get my blink doorbell to ring inside?
If you’re wondering how to get your blink doorbell to ring inside, don’t worry – we can help! The first thing you’ll want to do is check and make sure that your Blink Doorbell is connected to home Wi-Fi. If it’s not, you can use the Blink App to reconnect it.
Once your Blink Doorbell is connected to home Wi-Fi, you’ll need to hardwire it in order for it to work with a mechanical doorbell chime. You can find more information about how to do this in the Blink Chime troubleshooting guide.
If restarting your Blink Doorbell doesn’t fix the issue, don’t worry – there are a few other steps you can take before deciding if you need to get help from them. One such step is checking the wiring on your mechanical chime. Make sure that all of the wires are securely attached and that there isn’t any damage. If everything looks good, try changing the chime’s volume or sound settings.
How to Calibrate your existing mechanical chime to Work with your Blink Video Doorbell
If you have an existing mechanical chime and want to use it with your Blink Video Doorbell, you must first calibrate the doorbell. This will allow your chime to ring when someone presses the doorbell button on your Blink Video Doorbell. You can follow these steps to do this:
- From the home screen of the Blink app, you can get to Doorbell Settings by tapping the Settings for your doorbell on the right.
- Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the Doorbell Settings screen and choose “Mount with wiring and chime ringing.”
- When you finish the setup steps, choose the option for a Blink Video Doorbell that is installed with a wire.
- The Chime Setup screen comes up. When it does, click “Test Sound.”
- You have to pick an answer. As long as you say “Yes, Chime Sounds Good,” then you move on to the next step.
- If you choose “No, Sounds Too Soft or Unfinished,” then you are given a level selector to choose your own level. Jumping two units at a time is the best way to make sure the change is clear.
- When you’re done, press “Continue.” You’re back at the “Test” screen.
- In this step, you can say “Yes, Chime Sounds Good” if you like how loud the chime is. To make sure the power from your wiring will work with the Blink Doorbell, do this:
- Power Analysis was a success. When you do a good Power Analysis, you get a green checkmark. As soon as you do that, you can keep going. “Continue” takes you to the home screen of the app. You can name the doorbell and test it out there.
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Is there a wireless chime that works with your doorbell?
Blink does not sell a wireless chime with its video doorbell