Gets so hot its burning the steel ends off the plug.

by chris
(kansas)

unit works fine but plug-in gets so hot its burning the steel ends off the plug.

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Nov 18, 2016
Could be a bad socket also
by: Neil

A loose socket will also cause a hot plug. As the tension goes down the contact resistance (and hence heat generation) goes up.

Also as the heat goes up the metal get annealed and losses its ability to hold tension.

So the problem feeds on itself.

Put in a new socket and a new plug, then have someone check the current draw.


Nov 17, 2016
Burns ends off the plug
by: Bill

What model?

What ends are you speaking of, the plug that goes into the wall socket or... what exactly?

If it's burning the wall plug, your compressor likely has a major short and I wouldn't use it until I got the problem figured out.

More info please.

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