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G.E. electric dryer terminal block and wires are burnt. I took the dryer apart to clean the inside of dust and lint. I put it back together and plugged it in. The breaker tripped,and I looked at the terminal block to find a meltted mess. What may have caused this?

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  • darkspark1 Mar 14, 2009

    I thank you so much for your quick response. I am not sure how old the dryer is. My guess would be between 8 and 12 years old. Wether it makes a diffrence or not,the power cord is 3 prong, not 4. If your first answer is you're only answer,please respond anyway because I am trying to give you a good name on this site. Thanks again for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Have had periodic problem with dryer starting. This time is tripped breaker and melted the plug end of the cord. We have cleaned lint from where we can get to but not sure how to get inside to see motor

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You did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • John Hartsek Apr 10, 2009

    sorry so long to respone to this...I'm new on this site , and did not relize that I got feedback on my e-mail...leaning! I wish I had a better answer for you but ....do not , if you want to keep the old dryer going I would cut back the burnt ends and replace! the ends are hard to find because of there size (#8 wire) good luck

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