Electrical Question about A Kettle Plug That Gets Very Hot
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!
Thanks for your electrical question.
Ahh. Ashland Oregon, what a Great Place!
As for the website answers: There are thousands of answers specifically about home electrical wiring, now with over hundreds added each month.
The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
For more information about Electrical Safety
This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Make sure not to miss these Resources for: More about Outlets
Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!
For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
|More articles about Cord Questions, Electric Appliance Questions, Electrical, Safety, Safety Questions and Home Electrical Wiring:|
|« Previous||Next »|
|Electrical Question from Jordan about Garage GFCI||Electrical Question about Electrical Code for Main Service Wires|