What Made The Plug Melt Into The Outlet?

@Rozie37 (15508)
December 15, 2008 2:43am CST
I recently bought a new space saver heater. There is no heat in my apartment, because I have a slum lord. I plugged it up in the bathroom and after ten minutes, I started to smell a strong odor. I figured that it was just dust burning off the heater, even though I use it every day. When the smell kept getting stronger, I unplugged the heater and found that it had been melting into the socket. It really scared me. This is the second time that this has happened in this place. Last time, it was a different heater and socket and the heater actually sparked up. I believe that it has something to do with the faulty wiring in this place, but I am not sure. What do you think?