On Saturday I noticed that one of the outlets in my house and the wall around it was very hot. We shut the circuit breaker off and called an electrician. The electrician said he thought we had too many things on one breaker. He capped the outlet and said that we should call his company on Monday morning.
His boss came yesterday and said that we should have the refrigerator and micorwave on their own circuit breaker. I understand and agree with all that.
The outlet in question is on the same breaker as everything in the kitchen.
I do not understand if we have too many things on one breaker shouldn't we have had issues with tripping the circuit breaker? We never have had to re-set the circuit breaker. I look at the melted outlet and I think this is not supposed to happen shouldn't something have happened before to prevent the outlet from burning. I appreciate any advice you can give.
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