Thanks for your support and for staying in touch.
I apologize for the delay. I've been dealing with getting the car serviced, getting a loaner, working with AAA to see if I can get it covered.
Plus my job has been very busy ...
Anyway here's the latest.
The local towing company that Nissan uses came out to my house and after trying all the manual manipulations to unlock the charger concluded it was simply stuck. He was a hefty guy and simply pulled it out (with a lot of force, more than I was comfortable with attempting for fear of making things worse).
The charge port and the handle were seriously melted.
Nissan says that the car computer recorded that the charging handle was not properly seated.
So I think that means that the Blink Charger itself turned on charging, but the car did not accept it so the charging voltage did damage.
This is my charger: Blink Level 2 Wall Mount Charger - Model WE-30C
I found this pin in the charge port on about two weeks ago.
I was really swamped at work and because the charge still worked I set it aside and forgot about it.
Now I'm wondering if this pin may have broken out of the Leaf charge port. The hole on the lower left in the charge port looks like it may have had a this object in it and there seems to be damage in the bottom.
This close up suggests the possibility that the pin may have broken out of this spot.
When I examine the charger handle that comes with the leaf (J1772) I don't see any indication of a pin.
I don't see any place on the charger handle where the pin might have come from.
I'm now waiting to hear what my insurance says about covering this.
And I need to contact an EV charger repair person to see about getting a replacement for my charger handle.