Ring Doorbell 2 melted doorbell chime

My new ring pro melted my chime this weekend after approximately 2 weeks of being installed. Nothing like being woken up to the smell of burning plastic. Glad we were home and able to disconnect everything before it had a chance to start a fire.

I’ve been in contact with Ring and am hoping someone from the Safety & Security Adovacate Team reaches out to me soon since no one else there seems to be able to help. I know my wife and I are rather leary as to how safe of a product this is now, especially since this doesn’t seem to be a one off experience.

Update: just spoke to ring support. They escalated this issue to their technical staff and they said they will be sending someone out to check this out. They acknowledge that this is not an isolted incident. As this unfolds, I will provide updates here.

So I’ve received two emails now from Diamond with the security solutions team asking me to schedule a time to discuss the issue. Unfortunately he keeps sending me an email from a noreply email address so I can’t schedule anything with him or reply to his inquiry. The second email came after I called and spoke with someone stating I couldn’t reply to the email address. Time to package this up and send it back. If they can’t email me from an account that allows two way communication when they actually want me to reply I don’t have much faith in them coming up with an acutal solution to the issue.

This just happened to me too! I have had this installed at 3 houses and just moved into a brand new house. Has been hooked up for a couple months. Just fried and no power to the ring. Smells like burnt rubber. HAS to be a safety hazard!

Hey neighbors, your safety is important to us and we want to ensure your concerns are addressed. If you’ve experienced any safety concerns with your Doorbell, please give our support team a call at one of the numbers available here. Let them know what happened so they can document it and take a look accordingly. We’re taking additional steps to protect our team and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, so this has resulted in longer than normal wait times. If you are outside of the US, please read our response to COVID-19 here to see how to contact support.

Had a call with Ring on Thu explaining all that has transpired. They are going to send me a RingPro and a new chime kit. The Pro has, apparently, no battery and some internal circuitry to deal with overload cases. I will give it a try and see how it goes. It was also mentioned that the Pro works better in cold than the 3. In any case, I will update this after install.

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I heard a buzzing sound coming from my wall where my chime is wired. I shut off the breaker and found my chime to be melted in the on position and was hot to the touch. Had an electrician come by, checked the transformer, and the wiring and all checks out okay. I turned the breaker back on for the doorbell and the buzzing began again inside the wall going to the chime. I have the ring doorbell pro and dissatisfied with this. I fear it will start a fire if I hook it back up. Is anyone from ring addressing this issue that many people are experiencing.

Hi @Beeka27. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. For this concern, it would be best to contact our support team directly, as this is a neighbor to neighbor support forum and not a direct line to support. With your safety being of the utmost importance, I would recommend to disconnect your Ring Doorbell and contact our support team. If you are able to, safely take a few pictures of the affected areas, as this will help our team investigate the cause of this. Please give our support team a call at one of the numbers available here. We’re taking additional steps to protect our team and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, so this has resulted in longer than normal wait times. If you are outside of the US, please read our response to COVID-19 here to see how to contact support.

I am having the same problem. Ring team, fix this problem please!

All these users have spent their money and time. In my case the unnecessary purchase of a second chime and the mounting holes in my door casing. You have the chance to fix it but need an immediate and reasonable set of next steps.

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Same thing happened to me today, only 6 hours after it was installed by OnTech, one of their preferred installers. Disconnected all the electricity to the bell, all windows open to get the burning smell out.

Has any one heard from Ring about a solution to this? My doorbell started making a buzzing sound then started smoking last night had to completely disconnect the wires from electricity. Was afraid it would catch fire. Now I don’t know if installing the ring doorbell has completely ruined my system?

This happened to my Ring doorbell about 3-4 years ago. My family was home all day and when I came home I immediately smelled burning plastic. I feared a fire in the walls or attic and heard a sound that I traced to the doorbell chime. It was smoking and melted. I disabled the doorbell chime immediately. My wife had company over that had arrived about an hour prior and had pressed the doorbell setting off the loop. I reached out to Ring at the time via phone and they said nothing like the replies on this board. Made it sound like it was my fault on the installation. To this day, my ring doesn’t work on my in-house wiring. I keep it charged to click back on my front door area if we are expecting company. I came across this site when I was finally ready to fix the doorbell with a traditional one and trying to figure out how to replace the melted transformer.

I just moved into a brand new home, and just finished wiring my Ring 2. Same thing, burning smell with the chime burning and melting away. I disconnected it and am now sitting here on hold with ring waiting for someone to pick up the call. Been on hold for 45mins. This is unacceptable! This issue per the comments has been an issue for a long time and is a safety hazard due to defect or poor design. Unfortunately I have now put holes in my new house to install this overpriced, unsafe device.
If you are reading this go to WYZE.com and do yourself a favor and buy their reasonably priced products that perform the same tasks. I received this ring device as a gift years ago and worked well with the battery only at a rental property. With this issue and the lack of support and lack of quick safety fix, I can’t see myself using or recommending Ring to anyone.
For a company that is supposed to care about the safety of their customers this would have been fixed by now. This defect will eventually kill someone.

I just moved to a new house and we installed our ring doorbell 3 and within an hour we could smell burning plastic and traced it back to the original doorbell chime, had to disconnect the wires. Super frustrating! Did anyone figure out a cause or solution?

This happened to me with my Ring 3 about a year ago and I’ve been running it on battery ever since. I was upstairs and heard a buzzing coming from the chime and smelled it burning. I disconnected my chime and have been using my Alexa as a chime since. I thought I had done something wrong during installation because I was a novice, but looking back as I was about to install a new chime, I followed instructions exactly and my old chime that melted was on the compatible mechanical chimes list.

Has there been any resolution to this problem?

Ring is well aware of the issue. Almost burned my home down with my daughter in it had I not returned inside. They’ll just ship you parts and tell you to fix it. I’d get a new device

Ring is well aware of the issue. Almost burned my home down. They don’t care they’ll just send you some parts and say figure it out. Absolutely no wanting of this on their product. I’d get a different product

Likely your doorbell wasn’t installed properly. You might want to invest in having a certified installer install any home devices in the future.