You will find a black ooze coming from an aged outlet(on a porcelain light-weight fixture i will not use)what is this- risk?

Concern by marnemo: You will find a black ooze coming from an aged outlet(on a porcelain light-weight fixture i will not use)what is this- risk?
This is a ceiling light-weight fixture with an outlet on it(genuinely aged-possibly from 1940’s).This outlet is in a basement storage place-I will not use the outlet and the light-weight performs when the string is pulled. There is padded insulation on the ceiling. I took out the light-weight bulb.

Ideal response:

Response by handygirl
Does the outlet operate when the light-weight swap is not on? If so, then the fixture has a immediate feed of electric power all the time. You need to switch off the breaker at your panel for this fixture right up until you can exchange the fixture. If there is ooze, appears like anything is melting (like electical tape/insulating) and could be a critical fireplace hazard. If the receptacle is not doing work when the swap is off, then just go away the swap off which need to minimize the feed of electric powered. Even so, you even now need to have to get it fastened ASAP.

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