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When we started using toro leaf blower this year the extension cord started smoking and the plastic started to melt. Is it the leaf blower or extension cord that's faulty. Both are fairly new.

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You must use at least a 12 guage extention cord . Your current cord mostlikely can not handle those amount of amps for long duration of time.

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