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Old 01-13-2011, 03:23 PM
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BLOCK HEATER

HEY EVERYONE! QUICK QUESTION/ PROBLEM...... ITS AROUND 20 DEGREES HERE IN JERZZ AND I HAD MY TRUCK PLUGGED IN LAST NIGHT. CAME OUT THIS MORNING AND NOTICED THE THREE PRONGS ( END OF PLUG) TO THE BLOCK HEATER HAD ALL MELTED FREE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? WHY WOULD IT HEAT UP LIKE THAT??
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:51 PM
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the plug on mine gets warm but not hot enough to melt. I am guessing that there is probably a short
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the plug on mine gets warm but not hot enough to melt. I am guessing that there is probably a short
Exactly, sounds like a short.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:45 PM
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Oh yea. Mine burned up like that last year. You have to go to a GFCI outlet. I found out the hard way. Hey, you are lucky you didnt lose your truck!

What happened with mine is water (salt and slush actualy) got into the seperation in the plug wire (where the first part of the cord meets the rest of the cord).

I didnt have time to do a new outlet in the front or rear of my house so I just baught a GFCI cord. It will trip if there is a short.
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