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My Outlet Shorted Out



 

Name: Juni  City: Lancaster, Ca

Question: I live in a mobile home and had an outlet short out. The wires are a tiny bit burned from the short. Is it safe to just replace the outlet or is there something wrong with the wiring? The rest of the outlets on the circuit cut off when the outlet shorted also and I may have just had the circuit overloaded, could that be what caused the short? ( the outlet that shorted was empty at the time. )