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Electric dryer internal short

Our GE electric dryer quit working during a drying cycle, tripped the circuit breaker, and generated a noticeable electrical burning smell. I took the cover off the terminal block, and found one side of the terminal block completely melted.

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Re: Electric dryer internal short

Make sure that the dryer is disconnected from the wall outlet before doing any repairs on it. Electric dryer work on 240 volts AC and this could hurt or even kill you. loose connection on the terminal block will cause the wires to get hot. and melt the terminal block and wires and the pig tail wires. you will have to replace the terminal block and pig tail wires and make sure you use the correct bolts and make sure you tighen them. let me know if this helps.krazytech

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