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Circuit breakers are designed to protect life and property. Do not use an appliance that overloads the breaker. If it is popping a 15 amp breaker try it on a 20 amp, if it does not trip the 20 amp breaker measure the amperage. If the actual amperage exceeds 16 (80%) of the overcurrent device or the device exceeds the Wattage stated on the device. Repair or replace it.

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Electric heat strips, Fuse Link, Sequencers, main limit.
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician or HVAC tech to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

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First of all keep this in mind.
You will need to locate the wires that got hot. If you can't or if your not sure, I suggest that you call a service company. If they ok the unit and it catches on fire after wards, their insurances will cover you unit and or home if god forbid it burns. This is to be on the safe side.
Now, this is where I would look. Your element should be on it's on circuit. There should be a disconnect within reach of the air handler. Some are fused and some are not. The wires that got hot enough for you to smell them should show signs of being hot like the plastic will be melted around the wire. You said that the heater was running. Was this the first time you have used it this year? If so, are you sure it was not the dust burning off the elements? They will smell like something burning when you first turn them on each year. Although if your sure you smelled wires getting hot, please continue looking for just that. Keep in mind that the elements have 220 volts coming to them. It comes into the unit and go to a switch or relay. From there the power goes to the elements and then to a neutral. These are the wires you will need to pay the most attention to. Good luck.

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You have too many things on the circuit you are on. Either move it to a different plug, or turn some things off. A plug in heater uses as much electricity as the breaker should carry if it is a 15 amp, like most are. Try to find a plug on a different circuit, or clear some things off of it.

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