Concerns About Bathroom Plug Buzzing

When I tried to plug in my hair dryer this morning the GFCI in my bathroom buzzed whenever the prongs touched the outlet. There was also a small puff of smoke. The GFCI didn't trip. Anything to worry about?

Suzy from Denver CO

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Get an Electrician in urgently! you have a live socket and it is a hazard (My husband is an Electrician and I asked him)

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Thank you for your quick response. We are replacing that GFCI tonight!

Thanks again


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Should she have plugged her hair dryer into a "dead

ocket"? It almost seems as if the grounding wire was doing it's job because of something else? What causes a "live socket?"

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