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The blue wire at the very front of the heating element keeps burning. What is causing it to burn?

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Loose connection can cause this make sure its tight. If it keeps doing it change the thermostat on the blower.

Posted on Jan 04, 2017

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SOURCE: ONE OFTHE CONTACTS KEEPS BURNING AT ELEMENT

You will have to replace the heat element, because the male terminal is burnt, which causes too much heat at the connection, and causes the wire to burn. If you can clean the terminal to where its shiny it may work otherwise replace the element

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

farfield
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SOURCE: Brand new dryer heating element burned out.

If air flow is restricted this can cause it. Or if your voltage is high or if you have received an element that has been stretched and is loose this could cause it. You say immediate and how long in loads or time is this? Are you sure the element still has full voltage (220V aprox) to the element?

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Wire to heating element burns in two at connection

Did it just start burning out on its own, or have you recently changed the element or the wire to the element?

It sounds like the crimp isn't nearly heavy enough for the wire. If the wire isn't burned, and the element is the right one, then either the wire is not a heavy enough guage or the crimp is too light weight for that connection.

Dryers are 240 volts and there's a lot of amps going through that connector. If it is not the same as the original, buy a heavy duty crimp ring from an electrical supply house for that guage of wire or at a Home Depot or Lowes.

Let us know if that's not the case.

Sirwriter

Posted on May 13, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: Not heating

Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.


Concerning the wire issue. this is caused by a faulty wiring harness. replace this wire harness asap.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

The_lRipper
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SOURCE: I have a Maytag

Okay have you replaced the wire with with the correct one? If the wire gauge is wrong it will do every time next you need a volt meter with a buzzer sound maker on it test your thermostat and hi limit thermostat if it makes a noise when testing its working. Only thing that would cause that wire to keep burning are those options and if all checks out okay then its faulty wiring which is grounding out somewhere which is a pain to trace and if you might not find the bad wire had a few of these with these problems and I ended up junking them big fire hazard sorry for the problem.

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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