Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 4 months ago

What do I have to do if a receptacle got scorched?

One of the receptacles got scorched due the use of a portal heater. I obviously stopped using it. What is the next action do I have to take? Will this be dangerous even if I do not use it anymore?

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5 Answers

  • 4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Not dangerous if unused. The part is less than $2.00 if you know someone who can change it for you.

  • 4 months ago

    not dangerous as long as it isn't used at all.  and, you'll want to replace that

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You should replace the outlet and, while you're at it, inspect the wiring in the outlet for signs of damage (scorching, melted insulation, etc).

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    It's an easy DIY replacement, and cheap also.  If you are not comfortable with changing it yourself a handyman can easily handle it.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Kill the breaker, then replace it, make sure you match the amps to what is there and all your confections, are tight.

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