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disconnected door bell transformer

Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by bandito, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. bandito

    bandito Guest


    I had a breaker that was humming and would stop when I pushed on it.
    So, I replaced it but, the humming got louder (like there was
    something definitely wrong) and there was no sound level deviation
    when I pushed on it. It seamed clearly that the noise was now coming
    from the door bell transformer. If I held the door bell transformer
    the noise would diminish although still evident. Since the door bell
    is not being used I disconnected the black wire that came from the
    breaker I had just replaced, put a marret on it and the noise
    stopped. My question is, is this sufficient and safe or should I also
    disconnect the white wire that is connecting to the bar above the


  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    One hopes you did this where it is evident and easily accessible
    (and that you left a note in the panel
    for the next poor sap that has to work on things).

    When you have a question about transistorized gear,
    _that_ would be "electronic";
    *electrical* (house) wiring is discussed in and
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