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Replaced the electrical cord on maytag atlantis dryer < a year ago, but now it seems the hot connection is burning up.

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BOTH HOT "L1" and "L2" connections or just one of them is burning up? if just one you could have a partially shorted heating element drawing excessive current

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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.

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http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_8_1.asp#Level1_2

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