Doorbell Installation Instructions

Modish Metal Art doorbells are set into the plates with a press fit button for recess mount.  Push buttons are white LED lit and are rated for 8-24 volts. Contact a qualified electrician if you are unsure of the installation.

Your existing doorbell may be a flush mount. A minimum 5/8" (16mm) hole is required where the wires connect for the push button to function properly. If this step is not possible, spacer plates are available to ensure a flush mount and help in slightly shifting your wiring for your new doorbell, as they are not your typical size. More information can be found on the Spacer Plate Product Page

A Phillips head screw driver is all you need for tools.

For mechanical chimes:  (most applications - standard ding dong)

1. Turn off power to location. 
2. Remove your existing push button and wires from screw terminals.
3. Hook wires to new push button screw terminals. It does not matter which wire goes on each screw.
4. Push excess wire into hole and press push button into hole.
5. Attach plate to wall with screws provided. There are 2 lengths of stainless steel screws included with your doorbell.
6. Turn power back on to location.

For electronic chimes: (musical or programmable chime)

1. Turn off power to location.
2.
Remove your existing push button and wires from screw terminals. Save the diode (small wire) that is connected between the screws.  You will need this.
3. Hook wires to new push button screw terminals. It does not matter which wire goes on each screw.
4. Hook the diode from your old doorbell onto the screw terminals.  The diode only works one way, but placing it the wrong way will not hurt anything.
4. Push excess wire into hole and press push button into hole.
5. Attach plate to wall with screws provided. There are 2 lengths of stainless steel screws included with your doorbell.
6. Turn power back on to location.
7.
If the button does not light up once electricity is turned on, flip the diode connections.

Buttons can be pushed out from the backside for replacement if needed. For more information on the push buttons, visit the Push Button Product Page.