Aico Carbon Monoxide Detectors
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Discuss Transformer buzzing noise in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

R

rikesh

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Hello,
Posted this question on another forum but the place is dead! So thought I'd try here.
I have an electric reclining sofa from DFS (UK). It works perfectly well, but the transformer sporadically emits a constant buzzing noise. I have found that a gentle slap cures the problem – but eventually the noise returns again.
How do I sort this out?
Many thanks
 
Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

telectrix

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
is it under warranty? if so, call dfs. if not, you may be able to reduce or eliminate the buzzing by fitting some rubber between the transformer and whatever it's bolted to. ( solate from the mains before delving in)
 

PEG

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
I bet the dude in China who probably knocked it together got more than a gentle slap during his 18 hour shift......
 

Marvo

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
As already suggested it's either going to be something that's not properly secured or an internal problem with the transformer or another component. It's not the kind of thing you'd be able to safely repair either way, with modern appliances of any sort you're likely to cause more problems by opening them up and there's usually no serviceable items in there anyway.
 
R

rikesh

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
Sofa is a few years old now - out of warranty!

Certainly not the contactor as this noise is constant (regardless of whether operating motor or not).

Haha believe me if you saw this sofa, you'd agree it is beautiful. One of DFS's better creations. With my city's generous selection of either DFS, Argos or Land of Leather, I've made the right choice!

Ok so there is no sense in opening the transformer up? In that case, I guess I will find some soundproofing material to wrap it with.

Appreciate your help everyone.
 
Haha believe me if you saw this sofa, you'd agree it is beautiful. One of DFS's better creations. With my city's generous selection of either DFS, Argos or Land of Leather, I've made the right choice!
After that post you'll have to show us a picture of it. If it doesn't beer on tap and naked dancing girls it's probably not as good as you think it is:)
 
Sofa is a few years old now - out of warranty!

Certainly not the contactor as this noise is constant (regardless of whether operating motor or not).

Haha believe me if you saw this sofa, you'd agree it is beautiful. One of DFS's better creations. With my city's generous selection of either DFS, Argos or Land of Leather, I've made the right choice!

Ok so there is no sense in opening the transformer up? In that case, I guess I will find some soundproofing material to wrap it with.

Appreciate your help everyone.
Please don't wrap anything around the transformer, otherwise a buzzing noise will be the least of your worries :)
 
G

Guest111

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
Please don't wrap anything around the transformer, otherwise a buzzing noise will be the least of your worries :)
Yes he may end up feeling like the contestant in a quiz show,sitting in the HOT seat.lol
 
S

sedgy34

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #14
I bet the dude in China who probably knocked it together got more than a gentle slap during his 18 hour shift......
he could have a chinese wasp stuck in the soffa lol
 
S

sparks1973

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
should`v gone to ScS.....Silent Conductor Sofa...
 

Reply to Transformer buzzing noise in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

CK Tools :) The professionals choice when it comes to Electrical Tools
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Electrical Forum

Welcome to the Electrical Forum at ElectriciansForums.net. The friendliest electrical forum online. General electrical questions and answers can be found in the electrical forum.
Aico 3000 Range
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom