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My wife started the dryer the other night and 15 min into the cycle we could smell something burning.we discovered that the electrical outlet got so hot that the dryer plug and wall outlet were melting.i cut the main power to the outlet and took the dryer apart thinking maybe there was some lint buildup overworking the dryer but its not to bad inside the vent pipe or around the drum.could the heating element have gone bad or the thermostat maybe?

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Hi,
The problem was not in the dryer, but it was a loose wire in the plug or the outlet...I have seen this happen many times.. the wire gets loose and then because of the poor connection it heats up and starts a fire...
Replace the outlet AND the plug!!

The dryer pulls a lot of current but it is not the problem...

Here is a tip that will help you with changing your dryer plug.

Dryer Cord and Wiring Dryer 3 Wire or 4 Wire
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