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The heater plug melted

The heater is only 3 months old.

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    My heater plug which plugged in to the remote box melted. Is there a recall on this?


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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.

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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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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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