Had a bad odor coming from a cabinet over the weekend trip you already heard about
. It has a 12volt plug the attenna booster and GFCI outlet on the underside. Did the nose snoop first then the tear apart.
Started on the 12volt stuff. I DO NOT like 120volt. Nothing wrong on 12volt.
Shut off the 120v power dropped the plug couldn't see any problem. Just getting ready to put it back and noticed the white wire look a little darker than the rest of the wire right where it went across the back of the outlet. Pulled farther and untwisted the MESS of wires and the wire had melted itself into the back of the case about 1\2" long and 1/8" deep at that point.
Started MORE looking FOOL who wired it had to 12 gauge wire for ground and some 18 or 20 gauge wrapped around them to ground the outlet. It was loose and wiggly.
Needless to say the outlet has been REMOVED and new one installed with the ground wired tight and TAPED in place
. Still have a tiny bit of smell but its getting better. GLAD I found this before winterizing we keep it plugged in to be able to use fridge for storage.