I tested a gfci receptacle yesterday. When I pushed the test button it began making a loud clicking and buzzing noise for 10 seconds then quit and wouldn’t reset. I assume it is faulty. Is there any fire hazard now?
The house deal fell through and wondering if the seller should be notified.
Regardless how or why something fails during an inspection and will not return to its original condition you should notify the seller so they are aware of the issue. In this case a safety protective device failed which makes it all the more important to notify the seller.
As for “No others down stream” unless you tested all outlets after the failure, missing none hidden behind anything, it is always possible that a very importantly used outlet might have actually been on the branch circuit. Advising the seller not only helps and protects them but protects you as well.