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When I turned my hair dryer on, it sparked and popped at the

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When I turned my hair dryer on, it sparked and popped at the base of the handle, causing a couple of holes in the wire. I immediately turned it off, dropped it on the floor then unplugged it. There was nothing else plugged into this outlet and no overload on any other outlets.
Is it safe to use the outlet and same plug where I had the hair dryed plugged into?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

The receptacle may be OK. The only way to know is to try plugging something other than the hair dryer in.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I plugged something else into the receptacle, it does work, so my question is.....Is it safe to use this receptacle? Even with a new hair dryer?Thank you
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

It works, use it. The failure as you stated was the cord of the old hair dryer.