Question about Patton Heating & Cooling
With years of use... Plugging & unplugging the cord
The MOST FLEX of the cord is at the plug end.
Add the occasional yank on the cord...
The number of conductors is less... and the electricity
begins to generate heat ...
(this is the stuff from which house fires are made)
Thankfully You noticed...
before your SMOKE DETECTOR ...
Replace that cord with an equally stout cord
and expect ANOTHER full lifecycle from
your FAITHFUL HEATER...
ALWAYS make sure to remove plugs by grasping the
plug... "yanking a cord" will hasten a cord/plug failure.
Carnac the Magnificent
Posted on Nov 28, 2017
Wires are rated to handle a certain amount of amps. Your dryer cord is bigger than your coffee maker cord because your dryer pulls more amps. What is going on with your heater is your heater is drawing more amps than the wire can handle. Therefore the wire is getting hot, melting the insulation. Hopefully it shorts out before it catches on fire!!! BOTH BAD SCENERIOS!!! It is possible your machine is just excessively dirty, therefore working extremely hard, drawing high amps. If you are able to give a good cleaning, do so. Let dry and turn heater on DURING A TIME WHEN YOU CAN MONITOR IT, NOT OVERNIGHT. See if it has made a significant improvement. If not, it's time for a new heater!! Best Wishes!!
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Posted on Nov 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Poor contact at the receptacle will cause the plug to heat. Look at the plug prongs for any sign of discoloration or arcing. You may need to replace the receptacle and/or plug.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
This is caused by High Resistance. Causes of high resistance could include:
- poor connection....the wall socket may need to be replaced. If you plug it into a couple of other sockets in the house and it continues to overheat, then it is probably NOT the socket.
- broken wires in the cord near the plug end.....replace the plug or the entire cord. NOTE: it is important to make sure the new cord has the proper gauge wire for the amount of amperage on the load.
I hope you find this helpful to you. Good Luck in your endeavor! :-)
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
I saw your post and I encourage you to report your problem to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. I called them to report the problem. The number to the company (Patton) is 763 444 8567. The number to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is 1-800-638-2772. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will take your report and if you know others that have this product and they have experienced the same thing encourage them to call and report it. The heater I had melted unto a ultility extention cord and was smoldering. It could have cause serious injury or damages to me and my family.
If this product could have injured you as well. The are a public hazard and need to be recalled.
Posted on Jan 14, 2011
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