Electrical Wiring in the Home/Buzzing spa pack

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We have a Connecticut electric outside spa gfi and service disconnect or "spa pack".  No issues with tripping , etc.  however,of late it has taken to "buzzing"' relatively loudly, most all of the time.  The spa ALWAYS draws some power for the electronics to monitor temperature but only infrequently does it draw for the motors/heater.  But the spa pack buzzes away.  Is this a safety issue? Or just a minor PITA?  Thanks for your time!!!  Bob

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Robert,

It is just a PITA and most likely the transformer inside thats doing it. They like to hum and buzz sometimes due to the magnetic field. If you smack the control box it might stop it for a while or "shimming" the transformer with a piece of cardboard to cushion the vibration between it and the control box might stop it also but you need to turn the power off before doing this.

Bob
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Licensed Master Electrician (32 years) 6165B Contractor in Closter New Jersey with 40 years total experience in Residential - Commercial - Industrial work. Emergency Service - General trouble shooting and repair work - ONAN & GENERAC generator installation - Paddle fans - Kitchen & Bath exhaust fans - AC lines - Smoke detectors - Telephone lines - Cable TV lines - Computer network cabling - Exterior lighting - Recessed lighting - Security lighting - (200 - 150 - 100 amp service up grades) - Electric Heat - New circuits - New appliance hook ups - and more ! FREE ESTIMATES 201-358-1552 Fully Insured

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"The Frank Williams School of Electrical Construction". My dear old boss is 100 ! and still going God Bless him. I started working for "Tenafly Electric" right out of high school at 19. He was tough but I learned more working for him in 8 and half years than most guys. We did mostly industrial work while doing some commercial and residential so I was fortunate to be exposed to all 3 areas of electrical construction. The guys I worked with were all good guys and I stay in touch with some of them still. Most of us went into our own buisness's which says something about the caliber of the guys I worked with. We had some interesting clients : Wella Corp. of shampoo fame, Farah Fawcett etc, I didn't buy shampoo for 10 years. It was a great place to work. Pan Am the former airline just before they went under, another great place to work, nice clean environment. C&C Metals, the largest button manufacturer in the US at that time, a not so clean environment but a very interesting place to work, lots of machine's cranking out buttons of all kinds but you had to be on your toes, it was a potentially dangerous place to be . All kinds of action going on around you.

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