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Fryer cord gets really hot

I bought this in March of 2008.. The first few times I used it, it was fine, now, When I use it, the cord gets so hot I can't touch it to get it out of the plugin.. IS there a fix for this or do I have to just get a new one?

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This would be caused by an over current problem or in other words you have a device trying to use more power than its designed for. I can think of 2 things that might cause this one would be an element bleeding to ground the other may be an insulation breakdown in a wire or fitting. If you feel comfortable taking it apart you could look the wire and connections over very well and look for discolored areas which would indicate a hot spot or if you have a ohm meter you could also read resistance to ground through each lead, and through the element or elements.

Thanks hope this helps you.

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The unit is pulling more current than the outlet can handle. The unit runs at 1500Watts, or uses 12.5 Amps of current. Most outlets are rated for 15 Amps. It's likely that you have other outlets that also have devices plugged in to the same circuit. For example, having two or three outlets in a kitchen that are all on the same circuit, you might have more than one device running, and exceed the 15 Amps the circuit is made for. So, even though each outlet might handle 15 Amps on it's own before burning up, it's the total amount of current on the circuit that is the limiting factor (3 kitchen outlets wired together on a 15 Amp circuit can have any combination of devices plugged in and running at the same time, as long as the total is less than 15 Amps).

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If it does, there is a problem with the fryer or your household wiring. One of these two is compromised in some way (like a partial short or loose wire connection). Do you know anyone who can measure the current use on the fryer for you? Someone familiar with electricity should be able to help. Hopefully, the fryer is bad (using more than 12.5 Amps means it's got a problem), and not your wiring. If the fryer checks out okay, then your wiring is to blame, and you can't use the fryer on that set of outlets. That kind of leaves you out of luck, as I suspect that you don't want to deep-fry in the living room or the garage.

If the wiring is at fault, an electrician can fix the problem by re-wiring or adding more capacity to the circuit, or adding another separate circuit that you can safely use the fryer on. These are expensive solutions, so you may choose to simply do without the fryer. With luck, the fryer itself is malfunctioning, and replacing it will solve your problem.

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