Exploding plug on iron
This morning I plugged in the iron and the plug literally blew off the cord. There was a sudden "boom" and then the plug remained in the gfci receptacle and the cord to the iron blew out from the sudden explosion. This of course tripped the circuit. This particular 20 amp circuit comes directly out of the electrical panel in the basement and is for the washer. Nothing extends from the circuit. Just the washer (which was not in use) and the iron were plugged in. The receptacle works fine after I reset the circuit. Is this just a case of a bad plug from the iron or should I be concerned this could be something more serious.