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Dryer makes like small melted black spots on metal buttons

First it would not stop running on the sensor settting. Yesterday on th advice of a friend I looked for a coin or paper clip that could cause the problem and I found that inside the front of the dryer I believe the two strips are the heat sensors that they are kind of blackened and smoked. The dryer works but now I am afraid to use it. Also when my husband touched the sensors he got shocked. Please help.

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Those two stips are the moisture sensors. clean them so the shine again and try another load. Good Luck

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