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BK142LWHBuilder Kit Chime with Junction Box Transformer

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  • Product is discontinued. Replaced by model BK242LWH. Please call NuTone Customer Service at 1-888-336-3948 for assistance.

  • Product Depth (inches)1.625
    Product Height (inches)4.358
    Product Width (inches)6.733
  • BK142LWH is rated 1.1 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Like the others -- broke after 3 years My mother in law has lived in the same house 40 hours; never had to replace her door bell. I have lived in my house three years; mine is dead. Not a good product. Tried calling the 888 # to reach customer service; they cannot seem to be able to answer a call without dropping the caller. Time to replace my door bell; not with another Nutone product.
    Date published: 2018-02-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Purchase Chime stopped working after 6 years. Take unit off the wall and switch plungers. Snap off the plastic that prevents the left plunger from striking the top chime. Put unit back on wall & connect the wires to the left and center screws (right screw is the right plunger which no longer works). Unit should now sound like new.
    Date published: 2017-12-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mine stopped working after 3 years The doorbell just stopped working. It is difficult to determine if its the transmitter or the doorbell unit. The whole system came as a builder's kit when we built our home. DON'T PURCHASE THIS! Now I have to figure out how to replace it without hiring someone to do it.
    Date published: 2017-04-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful product. Chime barely audible and no volume control Typical builder grade junk. Gonna purchase a 'real' doorbell today, one that I can hear, and it won't be a NuTone.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stopped working 3 years in. Able to switch wires to keep unit. Builder spec unit stopped working about 3 years in. I switched plungers for front and rear and wire from front to rear and it works now (using rear portion of chime). For some reason, front stopped working. Maybe I'll get 3 years from rear solenoid.....Good luck folks.
    Date published: 2016-08-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor product Mine stopped working before 2 years and lot of my neighbors had the same issue (I am in a new development) with this builder installed unit. I cam to look for a manual and found this complaint forum. I guess time for me to go buy a product from a more reliable vendor.
    Date published: 2016-04-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working after 18 months Nothing different from anyone else. Simply wanted to add another statistic to the cheap doorbell used by Ryan Homes. Ours stopped working around 18 months of moving in to our newly built home. Same model NuTone BK142LWH-1 Rev A. Save people the trouble and stop installing this junk! You could barely hear it even when it did work.
    Date published: 2015-11-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from My experience is the same My experience is the same. Nu-Tone model BK142WH-1 Rev A stopped working after 18 months. I too have a Ryan home. Light on the outside door bell switch stopped working and no sound. Since others have the same problem with the same product I stop trouble shooting and look for a replacement.
    Date published: 2015-10-16
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  • How to remove and replace with up grade

    Sound is not loud enough, will replace with a better unit
    Asked by: Bob
    Thank you for your question on the model BK142LWH wired door chime. The installation instructions for the model BK142 are on our web site for your convenience. It will show how the unit was installed. You may want to consider the LA70MA for a replacement. It would be louder and has a volume control on it.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-09-09

    Can the volume be adjusted on this model? How?

    Asked by: New Home Owner
    Thank you for your question on the model BK142LWH door chime. There is no volume control on the BK142LWH door chime and no way to make it louder. If you need a louder chime you would need to either replace the chime or add another chime at another location in the house.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-06-02

    Can I upgrade and use the same transformer that came with my original BK142LWH?

    I want a louder sound than the BK142LWH. With the transformer "built in", I want to know if I can upgrade to another of your products and use the same transformer. Or, will the new transformer have to be newly wired to a remote location.
    Asked by: Sharon
    Thank you for your question on the model BK142LWH door chime. To go to a louder chime you would need to use the LA174WH, which is a recessed chime. You would not be able to use the currently installed transformer with this chime. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-01-20

    hearing impaired version

    Is there a version of this door bell that flashes for the hearing impaired?
    Asked by: nancy
    Thank you for your question on the model BK142KWH wired chime. The model LA224WH is our strobe chime used for hearing impaired or noisy environments. This model should be available by the end of May.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-04-24

    Is there a replacement cover for the j box?

    model number BK142LWH
    Asked by: bobby
    Thank you for your question. The j-box would be covered by the plate on the transformer. We do not offer the cover as a separate part. You would have to order a new transformer if you need the cover. Please call Technical Support at 1-888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-06-09
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