Cuisinart TOA-60 plug/wire issue


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Old 11-23-22, 07:05 AM
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Cuisinart TOA-60 plug/wire issue

Owned this Cuisinart TOA-60 airfryer/toaster oven about a year, and recently noted the plug looked like it was shifting sideways in the outlet. Removed from outlet to see shifting of the prongs in the plug. Evidently the plug is melting during use and the prongs are moving around in the plastic and then it cools back down when the appliance turns off. I noticed today after using the toast option that the wire from the appliance is warm, and the plug is hot. The technical information says 120VAC 80Hz 1800WATT. Other appliances that heat (our coffeemaker and water kettle) all have three prong plugs with sturdier wires; I wonder if this appliance was assembled with a wire/plug assembly that is unable to handle the load. Also, our kitchen had electrical strips installed with the initial kitchen wiring, they have their own breakers.

My question is can I replace the wiring/plug, or do I have to replace the whole appliance?
 
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Old 11-23-22, 09:29 AM
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I suspect there is a bad connection in the plug causing it to heat more than it should. You can replace the male plug on the end. I would use a quality two prong plug. Big box stores usually carry inexpensive plugs intended for a lamp so you may have to order something like this online or get the plug from an electrical supplier.
 
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Old 11-23-22, 10:40 AM
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If the plug fits loosely into the power strip.... your strip may be at fault too.
A poor connection between the receptacle and the plug will also cause the plug to melt.
 
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Thank you both so much, I was wondering if just replacing the end plug would be helpful. I will do that, and if the problem reoccurs, will look into replacing that strip. Unfortunately the strip is tiled into our backsplash....and this is the only appliance to ever have an issue with this strip.
 
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Old 11-23-22, 02:09 PM
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The heat problem only occurs on high draw devices like electric frying pans, toaster ovens.
Devices with current draws over 1000 watts.
 
 

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