Duraflame infrared heater wire and 3 prong cord getting hot?
I have a Duraflame infrared quartz heater 5200 BTU 1500W 12.5 Amps.
When The heater is in use,I have noticed that the wire right at the prong connection is getting really hot.I have done electrical work and know this is very bad.It is a 16 GAWG cord,should replace it with a 14 GAWG cord?
I'd consider a 12 gauge, but 14 at the minimum and do a web search on the unit for recalls and or harm caused by this machine. Here's a table on the maximum Amps per load carrying capacities on AWG gauge wire: http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
You can get replacement cords here: http://www.omega.com/heaters/hsc.html