A frayed refrigerator plug can affect both the fridge itself or the entire home. Any type of damaged cords can be a major source of an electrical fire, arcing, and power failure. If you notice a frayed plug, you need to call an electrician immediately.
It’s best to repair a frayed plug rather than replace it. Replacements can be costly and can be unavailable depending on the age and model of the fridge.
Some of the risks of frayed plugs include:
Overloading: A frayed plug can get overloaded and burn out your appliance completely.
Electrical Arcing: Arcing happens when wires create a connection that is unintended, and leads to a potential fire.
Flickering: Flickering can be caused by an ineffective plug because it no longer conveys electricity properly.
Electrical Fire: If an electrical appliance is ignored, a fire can easily break out.
Contact Cardoso Electrical Services at 781-246-7700 for electrical work in the Greater Boston area.