Tommy Mac Discussions › Forums › Fix-it Forum: Home Improvement & Do It Yourself Repair Forum › Electrical cords heating up › Electrical Outlet Heating……
If the plug and the wire close to it are getting hot, it could be because the outlet is worn out. The contacts in the outlet loose their tension and also can have a buildup of oxidation. Both can cause increased resistance in the outlet and cause heating. IF that is the case, replace the outlet with new.