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Why did the red wire that comes high limit switch to heating element get hot & burned off . I had just replaced thermal fuse yesterday & now this happens .

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I would say the slide on terminal was loose and arced causing a high current situation that caused the wire to overheat. This is a guess without seeing the wiring.

Posted on Jan 04, 2015

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