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Old 06-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #16
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You have a bad connection(s) in that outlet. IT could be the outlet itself, OR the molded plug on the A/C unit. ... or both.

Sometimes, you will have to change =both= to remedy the problem.
Sparks brings up a good point. Do take a close look at the cord and plug.

You don't know what the former resident was doing. Maybe they only turned on the AC when the other stuff was off.

There IS a problem that needs to be uncovered.

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #17
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I have found that once an a/c cord has started to melt, along with the receptacle outlet, both have to be replaced, or else you will just melt your replacement outlet as well.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:02 PM   #18
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My money says it's a stab-in outlet.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #19
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Too much draw on the rest of the circuit would not cause
the outlet to melt.
Only problems with the ac units receptical.
Replace both the outlet and the plug on the ac unit,
Use the best quality you can find.
This may cost a little more in the short term,
But in the long term you will have a reliable unit.
Dont use back stab.

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