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electrical outlet making low buzzing sound

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Inactive replied 8 years ago.

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If your outlet is making a buzzing noise – than you have a loose connection. What I suggest you do is open the unit up, and make sure all your connections are tight. If your connections on the back of the outlet look like this:

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Then you will want to re-do the wiring like this:

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Then you will want to re-do the wiring in the box itself – you will redo it in a manner called a “pigtail” Looks like this:

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Now once you do all this – your buzzing problem will go away. If the buzzing is for a GFCI – then just replace the outlet. That is a sign of it going bad.

Hope this helps you out, if you should need anything further please don't hesitate to ask. Have a great night!

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