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What do I need to do if the dryer cord and terminal block has burned out?

I have used my dryer for 2 years with no problem, then all of a sudden I saw a spark in the back and came to notice that one of the wire has burned out, do I have to replace the whole thing or is there a safe but less expensive alternative?

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I would check the terminal block where the cord is connected. If they have become loose, this may be the cause of the sparking, I have also seen some the wires come in contact with the drum and be worn through. Turn off the power then do your investigation.

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Hello sir,


I think this is voltage problem. At the time of using u received high voltage of current so it burns.It can be repaierd. Just replace that particular part only. Go to authorized service center and replace only that burned part.

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