This smell of burning some thing

India
May 29, 2012 7:38am CST
Today I went bank, when I came and entered my room, and switched on Air-conditioner as usual, after 5 minutes I detected some burning smell; it was that of the synthetic material used in electrical switch etc; on checking I found the source; it was the 15 Ampere power socket to which the air-conditioner is plugged in. I have called the electrician 4 times, he says he is coming but no, he didn’t; well I can do it, but let my son come, as I don’t have spare plug and socket in stock. I am sitting in the lawn with laptop; it is raining fire here, too hot. I am accustomed of living in rooms with air conditioner running. [b]If you were in my place, what you do, will wait for someone or replace it yourself. [/b] Please share your experience if any and comment on this. Thanks in advance. Prof.Dr. B.Saraf. PhD 29th May 2012.
9 responses
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
30 May 12
You can try to fix it if you know a bit about electricity...
1 person likes this
• India
31 May 12
It has been done friend, thanks
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
1 Jun 12
Oh,i am happy to hear that. Wish you a nice day then!
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
4 Jun 12
I personally don't have the knowledge that would be required to do it myself, so I would personally have no choice but to wait and get an electrician to do it for me. However, if I did have the knowledge to fix it, I would definitely do it myself. There are a variety of reasons for this. The first reason that I would do it myself is because I know that it would get done quicker. The second reason that I would do it myself would be because of the fact that it would save me money.
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• India
4 Jun 12
And third, you feel happy because you could do it.
@SIMPLYD (74896)
• Philippines
31 May 12
Well professor , in my opinion, if you can do it yourself, then do it. That way, you will not annoy yourself waiting for nothing for that electrician. The waiting will add up to the torture of the heat of the surroundings. So, let your son bring the spare plug and socket so he could help you repair it. You really are a know-it-all person , professor! I salute you for that!
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• India
31 May 12
Dear Dina I accept your salute, yes i am supposed to be an expert in electronics and certainly can do it, my son did it that night, but next day the plug-socket set was replaced.
• India
30 May 12
helo Baba....good evening.After a long time i am responding to you.well I think if this was the case with me i would go to the market myself and bring the spare plug and socket and at the same time go to the market and fetched the electrician as well because nowadays the climate is so hot that it is very difficult to stay without an AC. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A NICE DAY
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• India
31 May 12
Tripta beti, I am still waiting for your call, my son had fixed up that night, but later the electrician replaced the set. Blessings
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
30 May 12
Whenever I smell strange, I really took time to find where did it came from. If I can fix the problem right away, I will. On the other hand, I'll call someone that has the knowledge on it if I can't fix it.
1 person likes this
• India
31 May 12
Well that is smell of burning polycarbonate and it came from the socket, it has been replaced with a new set, no problem now. thanks for response
• Philippines
30 May 12
It is the right thing to call an expert with this problems but if he doesn't come, call another one in order to fix that. If all else fails, if you know the source of problem and you know how to fix it, well it is possible to do it yourself or your son.
1 person likes this
• India
31 May 12
That night my son did it temporarily; but later the electrician fixed it.
• China
30 May 12
Well, I will go to supermarket, at least they got aircon there. I will then purchase the sapre plug and socket by usng my credit card to go home and replace the damaged one by myself.
1 person likes this
• India
31 May 12
Glad to know you can do that yourself, welcome to mylot.
@peavey (15865)
• United States
30 May 12
If you know how to do it safely it would save you quite a bit of money over waiting for an electrician. Meanwhile, spray yourself with water and drink lots of it, too, to help stay cool. Stay in the shade whenever you can. Being too hot can be miserable! I hope you get the electricity for your air conditioner fixed soon.
1 person likes this
• India
31 May 12
Thanks for the kind words, it has been fixed now.
@louievill (16241)
• Philippines
29 May 12
When I smell something burning, I always turn off the main circuit breaker or fuse box. Our AC's have a different line cause they use up a lot of power and might over load the circuit especially since it's in the ceiling. I would do or fix it if it was me simply because I know and understand what I'm doing and have all the proper tools and safety devices and could easily ask somebody to buy parts for me but I would not advice that for everyone especially if you don't know anything, again I would advice that you have a separate line for AC with it's own fuse box or breaker.
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• India
31 May 12
They are made from Polycarbonate, when over heated or burnt they emit a characteristic pungent smell, i know how to fix such thing, but i was damn tired lol.