Buzzing GFI receptacle


Old 10-07-16, 03:55 PM
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Buzzing GFI receptacle

Every so often I have a buzz sound coming from the GFCI outlet in my hall bathroom. There is another outlet in that bathroom that always has something plugged in, but it does not buzz. When I hear the buzz I press the reset button, and the buzzing stops. I only use the outlet once a year at Christmas to plug in a Santa nightlight.
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Old 10-07-16, 04:51 PM
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Is there anything else attached to that GFI receptacle. In other words...... if that GFI were to trip.... are there other receptacles around or outside the house that are dead ?

A GFI receptacle just sitting there connected to power but with no load.... should not buzz.
I have a feeling the buzz you're hearing is caused by the power that something else is using and is being drawn thru it.

GFI receptacles are under $20 now. If in doubt....change it.

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