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Nest Thermostat wall plate buzzes when Rh is connected.

srecce88
Community Member

I have double stage heating with a Common wire (6 wires total) - Y1, G, W1, W2, C & Rh.  When I disconnect Rh, it's silent, but once i reconnect, there is a very faint buzzing sound.  I haven't had any errors on the nest related to charging or power issues, but I am wondering if this is common, or is something that could potentially be dangerous to leave unattended in the house.  Thanks!

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Tifferz
Community Member

Also wondering this

RCH
Community Member

Also, also wondering this.

I only noticed the buzz recently, and am now wondering if it had been doing it all along, or if it's a recent development. Of course we've only been using the heat function in the last few weeks, so I suppose it's possible the sound only kicked in along with the change in usage? 

I took the wiring out of the base and started putting wires back in one at a time (yes, the breaker power was flipped off for this experiment), and the buzz only occurs when the Rh is connected.

My system is normally wired with Y1, G, W1, C, and Rh. I have also not experienced any errors or charging issues that I'm aware of. Power readings all fall within recommended specs. 

srecce88
Community Member

If I turn the breaker off, the buzzing will stop, if the breaker is on, regardless if the heat/AC is running or not, the buzz will continue.  I recently had to have a replacement, and the buzzing is still present.  It's wallplate related in my opinion, but what could be causing it is beyond me!

RCH
Community Member

The buzzing also stops for me when the breaker is off, and is present whether heat/AC is running or not, though I noticed it's slightly more active when the heat/AC is running. It also stops if I take the thermostat face plate off and press the tab next to the Rh wire on the base (which I guess disengages the wire connection). Is it possible this is just a normal electrical buzz, or is the thermostat supposed to be completely silent at all times?  

Kjell
Community Member

Any updates on this? Mine is similar and just installed an hour ago. 

Tifferz
Community Member

So far, the issue persists. I did have some electric work done a week or two later and I asked the electrician wth was up with the thermostat buzzing. He said it was weird, but that its low voltage so it "should" be ok. Who knows if it actually is though. What I have noticed is that it only buzzes when my bathroom lights (which are right on the other side of the wall) are on. Kinda goofy. And so far, the house hasn't burned down... Which is nice lol 😂 

Cart3r27
Community Member

Looking for same answer. - it’s scary but just keep reminding my self it’s low voltage.  

ims75
Community Member

add me to the same problem, any one has fixed it ?

thank you 

 

gilrendon
Community Member

I got the same problem, the buzzing is low but still worrying me. Any update on this?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.

 I noticed last week mine started doing this as well. My uncle is a licensed electrician and he said that the switch or wire is dirty so the buzzing is just the electricity arcing between the wire and the place where you put the wire. From what i gathered from him, i just needed to clean up the wires and ports the wires go into. I'm personally not an electrician so my explanation definitely sounds ignorant. I turned my breaker off and took the nest off the wall and noticed there was dry wall dust (we've been renovating around the thermostat) on the wires and such.  I used a microfiber cloth and wiped the wires off and then dusted around the little slots the wires went into. I made sure no animal hair or particles from the rag were there before I put the wires back. Once I put everything back in place, the buzzing stopped. Apparently this is common for all thermostats. I hope this helps! 

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey WillowCollins,

 

Thank you so much for reaching out, and providing more details on what helped you resolve the issue. I wanted to check in with you, and see if you had any other questions from here. Please let me know, as I would be happy to review.

 

Best regards,

Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey WillowCollins,


I wanted to check in with you, and let you know that I will be locking the thread in 24 hours.

 

Best regards,

Jake

gilrendon
Community Member

Ok, thanks

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey gilrendon,

 

I wanted to check in with you, and see if the post from WillowCollins helped resolve your issue as well. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look.

 

Best regards,

Jake

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

Chiming in to see if you still need assistance with this. Hope the previous post helped. Let us know if you have additional questions ― we'd love to help.

Best,
Mel

Hey folks,

We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.

Best, 
Mel