What would make the outlets with a GFI have a buzzing noise?
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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(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Should you be doing this yourself?) The reason your dryer outlet sparks and makes a buzzing noise is because there is a loose connection. [the receptacle section of the device does not make a good connection with the blades of the plug due to metal fatigue, or one of the wires has a bad… Read More
Sounds like a defective breaker in the box, or a loose wire connection. Tighten connections at breakers, and neutral bus bar. Sometimes you can feel the breaker slightly vibrating, BUT ,be very careful!
A buzzing noise from a standard incandescent lighting fixture can be caused by a short in the lighting circuit (which is dangerous), or in some cases it can happen using a rheostat that is not all the way on or all the way off. The larger the physical size (not necessarily wattage) of the filament, the more likely it is to buzz using a dimmer -- these bulbs are designed for 120 volts, and using… Read More
Because your dryer probably needs a belt.
To answer the first question. Check the ice maker to see if it is on or off if not hooked up. Second question....clean it out once in awhile.
There could be many causes, only a few of which I can think of at the moment. 1. Failing BEARINGS in any motor [e.g. refrigerator, vent hood, can openrer, etc.]. 2. A loose washer in the sink faucet [but only when in use]. Or water flow somewhere else in the water system [inside or outside]. 3. Very rare, but a misadjusted pilot flame on a gas appliance [range, oven, or gas refrigerator]. For those who… Read More
A UPS contains a power inverter, which converts the DC current from the battery into an AC current, which is what you get from a wall plug. Most likely the reason for the buzzing is that the energy delivered by the inverter is not /exactly/ the same waveform as a wall socket. It's current, which should be a smooth sine wave, is actually a stepped square wave. The buzzing you would hear is the change… Read More
One answer in not an inexpensive but you can purchase a central vacuum, install it in the garage and place your hose ports in your closets. the only noise you will here is the suction.
If the fan is not moving and emits a noise there are two possibilities. The bearings have ceased or the capacitor in the fan that starts the fan rotation have burned out. Both conditions are repairable. Take the fan apart and lubricate the bearings. If it is the capacitor there are many places on the web where these devices can be bought.
This sounds like a short circuit caused by an uninsulated (uncovered) wire possibly caused by a broken or loose connection or faulty component. Switch off at the wall socket or better still pull out the plug. This is very important because it is potentially dangerous, even lethal.Put a rubber or leather glove on, and wear rubbersoled shoes when you do this. Do it now, or you may find your place on fire, no joke.
That indicates a fault and the switch needs replacing.
What kind of noise: A motor hum? A high-pitched sound? Which lights: the kitchen lights? The ceiling fan light? Sounds like you have your lights on a dimmer and that will cause a high-pitch sound. The noise is motor hum and a "clinking noise" almost like the glass domes are loose (they aren't). The lights I was referring to are the ceiling fan lights. I am not using a dimmer switch. Also, it is a… Read More
Light switch is a very cheap device, just replace it and there is no problem anymore.
The clicking noise you are hearing could be the heater is overloading the breaker and it is on the verge of tripping This could be caused by the heater being to large for the circuit. Check the amperage rating on the heater and the rating on the breaker It also cold be the circuit breaker is going bad and needs to be replaced by a qualified electrician These are 2 possible answers you also could… Read More
I had same problem with 2 year old fan in Living room, after much work, took fan down tightened everything checked everything, I replaced fan with higher quality fan. That was 5 years ago, no problems since replacing. I've had a cheaper fan for the last 8 years and when this happened I took the fan down, cleaned it, oiled it and put it back up. Fans attract dust and dirt and should be cleaned… Read More
All dimmer switches hum. The older they get, the louder the hum. If you have compact florescent bulbs in the fixture, this will cause the switch to hum louder.
If you suspect that there is a noise coming from your electrical panel get it checked out by a qualified electrician right away. The panel is supposed to be quiet. The noise may be for telling bigger problems down the road. Get it looked after as it sounds like there are loose connection in it. These cause heat to form around the bad connections and this could lead to fire in the electrical panel. Once… Read More
What causes an infrequent but definite buzzing noise coming from the fuse box that lasts about 2 seconds each time and is it dangerous?
Not knowing what this fuse box is for is hard to say. For a house, any buzzing noise is not good, this indicates a leakage of electricity which is never good. There could be a weak fuse or loose wire and this can be dangerous. Have someone look at the fusebox to be on the safe side.
Why does the bathroom light fixture over the tub make a clicking noise when lights get turned off after taking a separate shower?
Spiders like nice warm and damp places to make their nests - so a bathroom light fixture is one of their favourite places - and they don't seem to care if one of the places they use to fix one of their webs or a nest is a pair of live and neutral electrical terminals! If the light fixture is of an old type that has exposed terminals then a damp spider's web or nest… Read More
Usually a bad bearing.
Most of the inverters cant reproduce proper Sine Wave.They are usually producing modified square waves.Some high cost inverters can produce pseudo sine wave(more similar to sine wave). The fans field windings are designed to produce proper revolving field only with standard sine wave.When using modified square wave the field produced will be jerky.These jerks are the main reason of sound.The un-filtered harmonics in the produced wave is also a factor
Why do smoke detectors make a beeping noise when the electric goes off they are not hooked to any electric?
When the electricity goes out, a smoke detector may make a final beep as it's capacitor is discharged, as a warning. If the smoke detector has a battery backup, some detectors will beep just to let you know the power is off, and some other units will only beep when the power is off AND the battery is low. Usually there is a legend on the back of the unit that will tell you what… Read More
That is either your call waiting signal, indicating you have another call coming in or it is a signal that the person on the other end of your call is recording your conversation.
Have the circuit breaker replaced.
It may not be the fan making "more" noise when you turn on the lights. It may actually be the bulbs making noise. Incandescent bulbs when operating on a dimmer make a high pitched noise - it is the filament vibrating. Try just the lights without the fan and see if you hear anything.
An old/worn/faulty light switch, or the wires connected to the switch are loose. Replace the switch ASAP.
Get it looked at asap, sounds like it could be caused by an increased load, higher than the box was designed to handle, or there could be some slack connections which need attention. <><><> As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or… Read More
It could be a number of things, including the hard drive or the fan. It could also be the CD-ROM drive, if there is a CD or DVD in there.
Yes, it can if it is louder. It will only mask the sounds from traffic. Most of the noise is more than likely coming through the window. Look for sound deadening windows shades or drapes.
Very likely the bearings are dry or u/s. Some designs make lubrication and/or replacement easy, but most don't.
A grounded metal shield that is around a signal wire prevents outside electric fields from reaching the signal wire. This is because electrons are free to move in a metal and the electrons in the metals surface move in response to the outside electric field. Below the metal surface the electric field is canceled by the field created by the electrons that have been drawn to the metal surface by the outside field, which is… Read More
due to corona loss at high voltage on line and insulation failoure beween conductors.these is see in high voltage lines i.e, means >400 Kv.
Noise is defined as any other signal that impinges on a system that is regarded and unwanted or unnecessary. The most common noise in the United States is 60 Hz noise due to power transmission being carried out at 60 Hz. Noise can come from anywhere there is an electrical signal radiating from a conductor. Another common source of noise (while usually not a problem due to its high frequency) is 2.45 GHz, or the… Read More
What causes a clicking noise when you click on your light because it will click for 12 seconds then stop?
You could have a dirty or worn contact that is causing an electrical arc, once the switch has been on for 12 seconds perhaps it is warming up enough for the arc to go away. Try replacing the wall switch, it's not a difficult thing to do and they only cost a couple of bucks (turn off the breaker first, of course!)
I would say no, there is no sparking in the electrical connections. With a motor, electrical noise is caused by electricity traveling between the brushes and the rotor which is spinnung. For example a Hair Drier or any type of motor that plugs into a household outlet. The smaller the motor, the less static that is created. I am just not sure if any of the static travels very far such as to another home… Read More
Install the capacitors in a sound proof room just off of the electrical room.
"Electrical noise", known as harmonics CAN be minimized at your electrical panel, and it is a good idea to do so if you have noticed such harmonics causing problems (removing these may prove cost prohibitive). In general, such harmonics are very minimal, unless you are electrically near large power users that "throw" a lot of harmonics onto the grid, such as arc furnaces (smelters). These harmonics may cause havoc with sensitive electronic equipment, so it… Read More
Never heard of this before. Any noise that comes from a motor is usually produced by faulty bearings, loose end bells or cooling fan becoming loose from the armature shaft. When a bearing fails the armature is allowed to drag on the stator and this produces noise and heat with motor winding failure not far behind if left unchecked. The overload protection should trip to try and save the motor but constant resetting will finally… Read More
Why is my battery dead and i hear a clicking noise coming from your brake light switch when you try to use anything that requires power Power locks power windows lights etc?
You won't hear a clicking noise from my brake light switch it doesn't make that noise.
Why do lighting dimmer switches emit audible noise sometimes at very high frequencies despite the fact that home electrical service is just 60 Hz AC?
You are hearing on of the harmonics. Most dimmers are triac based, and simply turn on at a certain point in the AC wave. This sharp change in voltage induces noise into the system, often causeing the filiments of lights to resonate at certain settings. You are hearing something resonating at a harmonic because of a cheap dimmer.