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Replace the outlet. It has a bad internal connection that is causing resistance and is heating up like an electric fire element. Don't use that socket until you replace it due to the very grave risk of fire.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017

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    Michael Barrett Apr 18, 2017

    Or the problem could be resistance (or bad connection) in the plug, in which case replace the plug or the whole cable and plug.

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    Thomas Dunville Apr 18, 2017

    Thanks! I just bought a new plug,along with 3 new outlets.

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Apr 18, 2017

    Great, better safe than sorry ??

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