switch buzzing when off only


Old 09-24-04, 03:38 PM
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Question switch buzzing when off only

I have a 4-way switch in my kitchen that has started buzzing when the switch / lights are turned off. The sound comes from the switch and goes away when the lights are turned on. Lights and switch seem to function perfectly aside from the noise. All wiring appear to be correct, and this is a new behavior after years of no noise. There is no dimmer involved with this circuit. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-24-04, 04:02 PM
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Loose connection. Move the connections from backstabs to screws, and/or tighten the screws and wire nuts. If that fails, replace the switch.
Old 09-25-04, 08:49 PM
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No loose connection, I pulled the switch and replaced with a new 4-way Leviton. The switch was pretty old. Problem solved thanks!

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