Plug Stuck in Socket on Broken Electric Fire


Postby Bootjangler » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:20 pm

A electric fire packed up (light bulbs, heat bars). Thinking it might be the fuse in the plug, I find I cannot get the plug out of the socket. It frees by less than a centimetre and then no more. It has probably been plugged in, but not used for some years.
The socket is a double and the adjacent socket is working. I noticed no sign of melting etc.

Apart from brute force, what is the best method of releasing the plug?
Prise out, perhaps using a non-metallic object? Would WD40 be advisable?

Thanks
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Postby Mr White » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:02 pm

If the plug does not want to come out then that implies something is very wrong, either with the plug or the socket. To that end I would turn the electricity off and change the socket. Even if you could get the plug out it may well get stuck again and this time overheat due to bad connections.
Don't even think of using WD40
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Postby Bootjangler » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 pm

Thanks for the reply.
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