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I have Heath zenith model 4133 outdoor light that has

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JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I have Heath zenith model 4133 outdoor light that has started buzzing/humming. The wiring appears ok and i have switch bulbs. Also even without the bulb it still hums.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Fuel in the Tank? This is an electrical outdoor light.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it is something simple yes. But wondering if the light itself is defective in which I will need to replace which I can also do.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Just want to know if this is a common issue with an easy fix.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
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Im assuming this is a dusk to dawn light
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
The densor can buzz whether the bulb is installed or not.
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Be right back
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
Should read ( SENSOR )
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
The motion sensor can also make a buzzing sound.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
With your type of fixture one of the glass panels can actually start to vibrate if it is loose in the housing.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
You can test this by touching different places on the outside of the fixture while it is making the noise.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
As for being normal the fixture should not normaly be making a vibrating sound that is loud enough to be disturbing.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
If nothing is loose , glass , metal
bulb mount, changing the sensitivity may reduce or eleminate the noise.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
If you cannot eleminate the noise with these methods replacing the fixture would be advisable.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
It is not necessarily a safety hazard but it could fail just when you need it most.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
You can touch the sensor to see if the vibration is inside it.
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They can be damaged hy lightning and still work.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
It is usually easier and quicker
to replace the whole fixture if the motion sensor is the problem.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
This is common enough not to be considered unusual but once corrected does not usually recur.
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