This is a weird question I know but it's a weird problem.
We have a bathroom phone outlet and the phone just quit working one
day. I had originally thought that it might be a faulty phone since
the rest of the phones in the house worked.
Come to find out that when I tested the phone in other outlets it was
fine. I pulled the panel off the wall and discovered this "snot" all
up inside the plug..similiar to half dried rubber glue (but clear).
This "snot" was causing the phone plug to not make good contact.
Soooo...I replaced the entire outlet, put everything back together
and everything worked fine again for several months.
Well, now it's back and I have the same problem.
Does anyone know what's causing this? Humidity? And if so,
where is this stretchy glue like substance coming from?
Any telco experts out there? It's just weird. There's nothing
else inside the outlet that could be dripping on the plug and besides,
this "snot" is *inside*
the plug where the 4 wires are exposed.