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Charred wire connectors

When I opened up my dryer for cleaning, I noticed one of the lead wires had melted/charred insulation on the end that hooked up to the heating element and also on the other end which terminated on the motor. From the motor it hooked through a switch to the black on the incoming power. The insulation was melted about 1/2 inch on each end by the connector. I replaced the connectors. The dryer works fine. Is this something that needs more attention? Is it safe to run? Frigidaire Model# DRS2462BC

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You may have had an over voltage situation on your electrical utility line or a lightning strike. I'd recommend you have an electrician check your electrical system. It's also possible youre dryer may be getting too hot. If the electrical system checks out ok you may want to call teh maker of your dryer.

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Hi, You will be ok. This usually happens in time do to vibration. It is not a prob;em from the dryer acting up.
I hope this helps you.


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