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There is a high pitched buzzing noise coming from my electric

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There is a high pitched buzzing noise coming from my electric socket, there is nothing plugged into it. Can you tell me what is causing this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
You are corresponding with JOSEPH (The Electrical Doctor) - Your "Personal On-Line Electrical Consultant".


Sounds like it could be a loose connection. What you need to do is redo the wires in there and pigtail them. Here is how you do this:





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Friday, March 09, 2012 10:29:41 AM
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is only a copper wire, a white wire and a grey wire. I live in an old house. All of the wires are connected, although there is a tiny place on the grey wire that is bare.
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
Shut that circuit off at the breaker and tell me if the noise is still present?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I already did that and the noise stopped
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
When you say there is a bare spot on the grey wire, what exactly are you saying? Is it affecting the black or white wires in the cable?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, just looks like a nick in the outer covering
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
Do you know where that wire comes from? Meaning do you know what outlet that one your referring to is connected to?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The grey line comes from outside the house that leads directly to the box
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
Is this line attached to a gfci outlet?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I don't know what that is......It looks to be directly attached to the box that monitors our electric usage
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
Is it possible for you to take a picture of this and post it here for me to see?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok, hang on
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.
Please let me know when your ready to continue. Thanks.

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