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rhillinaugustaga

04:33AM | 09/30/01
Member Since: 06/10/01
10 lifetime posts
I woke up this morning, went out in the garage, out back to check the pool. When I came back in the garage, I heard a buzzing noize.

The overhead florescent light wasn't on.

Upon further examination, I found the buzzing to be coming from the breaker panel. As a quick reaction, I turned off the wall switch powering the pool pump. What do you know?

The buzzing stopped.

I turned the wall switch back on, and the buzzing at the breaker returned.

What would make a breaker buzz? I've never had a breaker do this before. The breaker is only about two months old.

It is a single 15-amp GE standard 3/4"

Thank you for your time.

Robert

TIM THE BOILER MAN

05:05PM | 09/30/01
Member Since: 09/17/01
8 lifetime posts
The breaker may be resonating the normal 60 cycles that your power has. Get an electrician to look at it. Tim

rpxlpx

09:02AM | 10/01/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
It's easy and inexpensive to replace the breaker. I'd start there. Probably will be fine.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited October 01, 2001).]

Christopher Sparks

05:11AM | 10/08/01
Member Since: 08/09/01
29 lifetime posts
I recommend you get a qualified electrician to do this job.
If you are not extremely careful and knowledgeable with working inside a breaker panel with the "Live Exposed Buss" get an electrician.


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