Hot plug pins

Postby Denzag » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:31 pm

Hi All,

After using my iron for around 30 minutes, when I pull the plug from the electrical socket the plug pins are red hot. Is this a problem with the iron or the electrics?

Any ideas out there?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:23 pm


Simply Build It

Postby sparx » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:12 pm

Hi most likely cause is loose connection in plug or loss of 'spring' in fuse contacts, also once plug gets hot it will transfer heat to socket contacts as well, leading to overheating there as well as plug.
replace plug, try in different outlets and compare heating, if only hot in one outlet then it too needs replacing
regards SPARX
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics