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What would make the outlets with a GFI have a buzzing noise?

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2014-07-21 22:07:22

Some GFIs have an audible alarm and buzz when they trip.


I have found that a GFI that has been painted over or corroded

stuck will cause a buzz when it is overloaded and trying to trip.

The problem is when it is painted over and seized open it cannot

trip and causes a buzz.

I would first start by having the GFI that is closest to the

problem switch replaced then check the switch again.

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