Wall plate hot

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Old 07-21-05, 02:24 PM
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Wall plate hot

I have an outlet in my basement that has a hot wall plate. Does it mean that the outlet is on it's way out?
 
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Old 07-21-05, 02:39 PM
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How hot? Can you hold your fingers on it for a minute without being forced to pull away? Is there anything plugged into this outlet? Is it an ordinary duplex receptacle?

This could be very dangerous.
 
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