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Does anyone else have a problem with their block heater plug getting hot? Hot enough to melt?
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What gauge wire cord are you using and how long is it.
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NO problems here. You've got a short or something.

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Heavy duty 25ft from lowes. Can't remember what guage. Block heater works great but the plug gets pretty toasty!
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Mine would get pretty warm when it was working but not hot enough to melt anything.

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Sounds like you have a couple problems, check the outlet you plug into. It seems like the circuit isnt grounded, if it had a proper ground the breaker would trip may before anything like that would happen.

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