Was hoping someone here could give me some suggestions on what to look for /
what to fix...
Have a very light buzzing sound in one room of my house. It sounds very
general in the room. My wife thought it was coming from one outlet.
Replaced outlet, but it didn't fix the problem. When I had the breaker off
for that room, it did eliminate the buzzing sound.
I'd appreciate any thoughts on where in the wiring to look for the source of
the buzzing - different outlet or junction?
I had a similar problem a few years ago. It was impossible to pin down the
source of a 60 cycle type hum. Searched all over and couldn't find it. It
was getting louder over several months. The final straw was during a power
black out, the sound was still there. How is that possible. The sound seemed
to come generally from the electric panel but nothing definitive. It also
was intermittent. Finally found it to come from the gas meter which was on
the outside of the wall that the electric panel was mounted, and the gas
pipe ran overhead. It turned out to be a defective meter that buzzed when
gas was being used. The gas company was out the next day to change it.
We have a wall light switch which does this occasionally. It is a
mechanical vibration induced by the electrical current (magnetically?)
that goes away when the switch is touched. Just a thought. --Phil
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