Induction coil heaters draw very high amperage (12-14 amps) when turned on. If your outlet is worn or old the heater plug prongs will not have a good connection and the current will jump or arc from the outlet to the heater plug prongs. This arcing causes tremendous heat, enough to melt the outlet and the cord end. First thing to do is change the outlet.
You could have a bad outlet. The unit draws 1500 watts or 12 amps, if there is a loose connection anywhere it will cause resistance and produce heat. The heat produced from the 12 amp load can melt plugs and outlets. Have unit and outlet check by an electrician to be safe.
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Re: the heater plug melted
Take it back to where you purchased it!!! Sound like a defect. Are call the manufacture of this heater, they should send you a new plug, or a Rep should come to see the problem. Also check on seeing if a recall on this heater????
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This Item hasn't been recalled, not yet anyway.
You should talk to someone at your local service center. You can find the one closest to you here or you can contact them here, They should Fix or replace the Heater for free.
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does it have a reset button? Have you thrown a breaker to that plug in? Does that plug in work? Try plugging something else in and find out it could be as simple as a blown breaker. thats the only things I could think of
First, have you tested the wall receptacle that the heater is plugged into? Have you plugged a lamp or other electric appliance into it, to see if it's working? If nothing else works in that receptacle check for a tripped circuit breaker in the panel box of your home.I f there is one tripped, make sure nothing is plugged into the offending receptacle and reset the breaker, by turning it on. If one is tripped, now you need to figure out what tripped it. Was it the heater? Probably so. In any event, plug the heater back into the receptacle and turn the heater on. Did it trip the circuit breaker again? If so, there is an electrical short in the heater. Since you have only had it for 3 months, I would assume it's still under warranty. If so, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual about returning it to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.
Have an electrician check the cord for a short circuit. It unit is under 3 years old it will be covered under Lasko's Warranty. Cord can be replaced, but it takes a special bit to take apart and know how to replace cord. You need a person you know who is Electrically and Mechanically capable for a safe repair.
You need to look underneath the dash. Find the wires (4 of them) that goes into the blower box. They are very thin and corrode with time.
You might even see some melted plastic bits as these wires are too thin and overheat.
Many people think melting plugs and outlets are caused by the appliance that is plugged into them. It is very likly that the outlet is worn or loose or wiring connections are loose or the receptical is faulty. Arcing is a major cause for this condition and all of the above issues can cause arcing. This condition usually only happens when high draw appliances are plugged into the outlet. So a lamp could work fine in the outlet for 10 years then a toaster or heater is plugged in and a loose connection causes current to jump from the receptical to the plug prong which inturn causes tremendous heat.
do not replace plug if you are melting plug then you are putting a band aid where you need stiches,you have a over heating problem with that heater or outlet which could lead to a fire call a pro or stop using heater