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    arthur_22
    Hot plug on 3kw fan heater - fire risk?
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    • 1st Dec 10, 6:14 PM
    Hot plug on 3kw fan heater - fire risk? 1st Dec 10 at 6:14 PM
    I've just bought a 3kw fan heater to replace an old 2kw heater that died. The new heater works well but on unplugging it last night I noticed that the plug (plastic bit) was warm, and the metal pins of the plug were very hot indeed - one was almost burning my hand. The cord was cool.

    This sounds very dodgy to me, but then the heater is using a lot of power...should I be worried? I honestly can't remember if my old heater used to heat the plug up.

    I've followed the instructions for the heater, so it's plugged straight into the wall (not into an extension cord) etc with nothing covering it or anything like that.

    I'd be grateful for any advice before I burn the house down.
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