exterior gfci outlet clicking & rattling when turned on

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Old 12-19-15, 03:59 PM
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exterior gfci outlet clicking & rattling when turned on

Exterior switch controlled 2 outlet covered GFCI. GFCI outlet started rattling when I turned in on today.

It's been raining the past couple days, but nothing was plugged in to the outlet until today and the box has been covered with a plastic outlet cover.
 
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Old 12-19-15, 04:05 PM
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If it started buzzing.... it's gotten wet and is ready to trip.
 
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Buzzing is a better description. I will keep it switched off until I can determine where water got in.

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Old 12-20-15, 07:53 PM
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Two other possibilities:

- Defective GFCI.

- Insects got into the GFCI. One time I found one loaded with dead roaches.
 
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