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Smelled electrical burning last night and unplugged my GE profile dryer and one of the prongs(3 prong type) was burned

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This usually indicates a loose connection. Check the wire connection inside the outlet and the connections on the back of the dryer. Make sure the nuts are not cross threaded, this commonly happens with the fine thread. When a loose connection happens the electricity will generate heat trying to make the connection, the cause of many home fires every year.

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