Electrical Question about A Kettle Plug That Gets Very Hot
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
I have an electric kettle that seems to work well but the plug gets very hot as the water heats up.
Electrical Question from Kate about A Kettle Plug That Gets Very Hot
Received from Kate a Homeowner in Ashland, Oregon
Question: I have an electric kettle that seems to work well but the plug gets very hot as the water heats up. The receptacle is relatively new – 3 years old. Is this dangerous? Should I replace the plug?
Additional Comments: Good web site – I hope it produces good answers! Thanks!
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Your electric kettle uses a lot of electricity to get up to and maintain temperature. If the kettleÂ is all original equipment and has a UL Listing then I would assume that it is safe. However, it this kettle has been altered or damaged then buy all means, replace the cord and or plug with one that is rated for the specified wattage or amperage load as stated on the unit.
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