Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Not worth the time
After 1.5 hrs of troubleshooting and the very helpful reviews - it finally works.
1) It does NOT work with lighted door bell.
2) The diode direction matters. For the bell to work. So if for you it only works with keeping the button pressed, switch the direction of the diode.
The above items should be in the product description/specification.
I am returning this cause I do not like sound.
January 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FrontRanger1988 Don't waste your money...
To call the sound that comes out of this unit a "chime" is pure fantasy. When it worked, it "buzzed." Only got two buzzes if the doorbell was held down for 5 seconds, otherwise got a partial buzz. The only reason I gave it a "fair" Value rating is that if you just need a buzzer as a doorbell, then spending $10 to get the chime, transformer, and two doorbells could be considered a deal. Otherwise, you get what you pay for: what a waste of money and time.
August 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ron They do not work
I purchased 10, 4 did not work will not be buying these again
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hilltop diode polarity matters
The diode polarity has to be where the narrow grey bar stripe which is on one end of the diode is hooked around the screw at the doorbell push button switch that is NOT the screw your going to hook up the wire that is coming from the transformer. With the 2 screws at your doorbell switch your going to have to know which feed wire is the transformer wire and which just carries current back to the base unit where you will attach that wire other end to bottom front doorbell screw on the base unit. The instructions do NOT point this out for you so are stuck with a 50/50 chance of hooking it up correctly... thereby understandably frustrating some of the others commenting here. When hooked up properly unit is loud enough and works as doorbell button is pressed just once.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IkeWitt Easy, quick to install doorbell.
This doorbell features front/back doorbell buttons, the transformer, and the chime unit, which is easily mounted and compact. Went in quickly and worked right the first time.
July 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WantingADoorbell Not useful to me.
This package is void of any instructions aside from a 'quick start guide' that refers you to instructions that aren't included. The instructions on the Home Depot site are barely more informational than the quick start guide. Picture to small to figure out what they are showing you to do. I wasted hours trying to figure this out and still it sits in the box, like a puzzle. It looks nothing like my current doorbell setup on the wall. I wish my landlord would have thought before buying this for his tenant, rather than picking the box with the least expensive price tag.
December 31, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MasterCD You get what you pay for
No Chime...just a tinny sounding little speaker. Very cheap.
March 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Quiet Doorbell
This door bell is not loud enough. Not suitable for hard of hearing.
December 24, 2014