Air Fryer Burnt Outlet - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Nealtw
  • 1 Post By curiousB
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 08-13-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 36
Default

Air Fryer burnt outlet


Hello everyone,

I have an air fryer in my kitchen, and the other day I was using it and I heard a pop and everything on the countertop went out. I went to check the breaker it was off and I could turn it back on but that outlet was toast. I opened up the outlet and look at the picture below .... My question is can I use electric tape over the part over the burnt part of the cable and just replace the outlet... I went to lowes the other night to get another outlet and the guy told me I needed to verify what amp is the breaker on that outlet....

I change this outlet some time ago and didn't know about checking the amps at the breaker so I may have put the wrong amp outlet there the last time I replaced it. So my question and concerns are can I cover the burnt parts of the cable in the wall with a heavy grade electric tape? the breaker this outlet is on is 20 ... If I change this out with a new outlet I assume I have to stop using the air fryer at this outlet? Any suggestion on location I can put the air fryer
BEN1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2018, 07:16 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: KY
Posts: 3,276
Rewards Points: 574
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


Post one more time so the pic will load. What is the nameplate amp rating on the appliance ?
__________________
Disclaimer: Any of my replies, advice, product recommendations, or projects that I have done that I post on this forum, are just for informational purposes only. Any reader choosing to use my postings, advice, product recommendations, or choose to duplicate any of my projects for their own use...are doing so at their own risk.

Last edited by Gregsoldtruck79; 08-13-2018 at 07:26 PM.
Gregsoldtruck79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2018, 07:22 PM   #3
retired framer
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Fraser Valley BC Canada
Posts: 23,127
Rewards Points: 14,142
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


You should be able to loosen the clamp at the back and pull a little more cable into the outlet box.
Nealtw is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,336
Rewards Points: 17,812
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


Where the wires back stabbed into the outlet instead of around the screws?
Even if the wires where under the screws one loose connection can cause this.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:33 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 36
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


Ok I think I got the pics attached right this time sorry about that
Attached Thumbnails
Air Fryer burnt outlet-20180721_101852.jpg   Air Fryer burnt outlet-20180721_101919.jpg   Air Fryer burnt outlet-20180721_101925.jpg  
BEN1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:39 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,336
Rewards Points: 17,812
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


I'm seeing wires not totaly under the screws, to much insulation was striped off the wires.
There a strip gauge on the back side of the outlet.
If that's a metal box that can cause a short.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:43 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 36
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


The sticker on the air fryer @Gregsoldtruck79
Attached Thumbnails
Air Fryer burnt outlet-20180813_203522.jpg  
BEN1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:45 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 36
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
I'm seeing wires not totaly under the screws, to much insulation was striped off the wires.
There a strip gauge on the back side of the outlet.
If that's a metal box that can cause a short.
Do you think I should try to replace the box? Also if I cut the wire to shorten it a bit so only copper is under the screws what about the burnt cable should I wrap that with electric tape?
BEN1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 07:50 PM   #9
retired framer
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Fraser Valley BC Canada
Posts: 23,127
Rewards Points: 14,142
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


A pig tail is a short piece of wire from a wire nut in the box to the outlet
That can be added to your wire if it is to short to reach the outlet. Just join the two blacks to a black pigtail and the two whites to a white pigtail.
CodeMatters likes this.
Nealtw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 08:59 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 1,398
Rewards Points: 1,234
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


Were the screws tight on the copper wire? A loose connection will heat up under a higher load and could explain some of this. 20A won’t flow well through a barely snug screw.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
CaptTom likes this.
curiousB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018, 09:08 PM   #11
Member
 
CodeMatters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,077
Rewards Points: 6,152
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


1750W is very high load for a 5-15P plug. If it doesn't fit tightly, due to
either a loose receptacle or worn plug, heat will build up excessively.
CodeMatters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2018, 02:15 AM   #12
Member
 
dmxtothemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 5,179
Rewards Points: 7,318
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


I would just cut out the damaged section,
And run a pig tail to the outlet.
That is a large load for any outlet,
So the outlet needs to be in tip top shape
Or even better still a good quality heavy duty outlet.
It may need it's own circuit or at least
a circuit with very little else on it.
You will be pulling around 15A.
dmxtothemax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2018, 04:37 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: KY
Posts: 3,276
Rewards Points: 574
Default

Re: Air Fryer burnt outlet


The metal wall box has a bare equipment grounding conductor in the Romex cable and I see no ground wire on the receptacle's green grounding screw.

The box should be grounded with the bare ground wire with a ground wire pigtail from it, going to the receptacle.

And with a 14.6 amp load from that appliance, IMO it should not be on a 15 amp rated receptacle. I would install a 20 amp rated duplex receptacle.
__________________
Disclaimer: Any of my replies, advice, product recommendations, or projects that I have done that I post on this forum, are just for informational purposes only. Any reader choosing to use my postings, advice, product recommendations, or choose to duplicate any of my projects for their own use...are doing so at their own risk.
Gregsoldtruck79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
kitchen outlet


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical Outlet Wired Wrong? cazeus Electrical 4 03-26-2018 07:23 AM
Multiple Outlets and One Switch Stopped Working Mullet Electrical 13 12-20-2017 09:37 PM
Trouble with Outlet Startingover Electrical 18 12-17-2017 03:40 PM
Outlet has more than 1 breaker linked to it... Mark C Electrical 13 05-28-2013 08:18 PM
Outlet before light switch; Open Neutral? Fox Electrical 21 09-26-2010 08:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts