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yow! hi, need help with domestical electricicty. (yeah im pretty sure its not called that way but come on!)

heres the thing,i had this outlet (pic related) on the head of my bed, a year ago or something i heard this weird buzzing coming out from it, then i realized one of the connectors was melting, so i stopped using it. but continued to use the other one all this time. till a coupe days ago when i plugged an electric stove and one of the legs of its plug got stuck inside.. ilater discovered it had melt in the inside.

so of course the outlet went to the trash. i have a new one and its ready to be installed (yes i know how to do that, i didnt install this one myself). the question is.. what could have caused the melting of this unit? maybe one of the wires was a bit loose? i dont have a clue and dont want to just install a new outlet if m not sure the problem is solved.

so basically: why can an outlet melt and have heating problems? is it cause of the plastic outlet itself or can it be something with the electric connection point (the cables in the wall).

thanks guys, and yes,my english sucks, sorry about that but its not my klanguage-.. so i guess im missing a lot of proper thermanology hope its still understandable. and thanks again.

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the hole where the leg of the stove's plug got melted/stuck

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view of the back, maybe theres a clue of why all this happened here

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another view of the melted thingy

>> No.1645999

>had this outlet (pic related) on the head of my bed
>i plugged an electric stove

Dare I even ask about a stove in bed?

Where are you? What country? I don't recognize that outlet style. And part of your problem might be plugging large loads (stove) into outlets intended for small loads.

>> No.1646009

Cambia el enchufe hembra completo hermano... el sonido que escuchas es la misma reaccion que hace una maquina para soldar( arco), pero en miniatura.
Ahora venden los enchufes con 3 salidas unidas internamente sin esos cables que puentean
Cambiarlos es facil

>> No.1646010

Ese problema te sucedio porque se solto un tornillo al interior y un cable estaba produciendo un falso contacto, eso genera un calor exesivo

>> No.1646025

>maybe one of the wires was a bit loose?
Maybe. That would cause heat. So would too much load for the circuit. Most likely a loose connection in the white wire.

>> No.1646046

Chile or Italy. Maybe Peru.
From what I know, those plugs, just like European, get loose over time, and start arcing badly (making contact with round thing is much more difficult, than with US or Brit flat piece).
I don't think that was a screw problem, I think that spring contact itself got loose.

>> No.1646069

ese es el plan, tengo elenchufe hembra completo nuevo aca, solo queria estar seguro de porque paso lo que paso.

no no, sove wasnext to bed XD, but not so next and not so hot (and heats twoards the ceiling). its Chile, kinda like some european outlets but with a middle "stick" for ground.


thanks, dont think it was so much load, it is high but that stove has been used all around the house for years with n problem (1250W at max load).

cool, so ill just put a new outlet and everything should be safe, thanks guys

>> No.1646387

>domestical electricicty. (yeah im pretty sure its not called that way but come on!)
It's domestical electroneering.

>> No.1646389

Are You Nigger or spic ?
Get sparks in .

>> No.1646517

>I'm too much of a cockless marshmallow to touch anything electric, so I'll try and get man points by being racist!
Not how it works pastyface.

>> No.1646598

I was gonna say.

>> No.1646619

that cable looks tiny to me, could be that the cable is too small, causing volt drop so it draws more current, thus creating more heat and melting the socket. i hope not though anon, that would mean rewiring which is not cheap

t. electrician

>> No.1646707

Do you have any more information OP did it seem like there were any loose connections? What size of cable is installed (it should say on the cable), what's the W of your stove

>> No.1646716

That cable is OK for 10A. (Those sockets are supposed to be 10A).

>> No.1646765

Usually where I've seen this sort of thing, and it's more often than not due to defective cabling.

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