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Whirlpool Dryer has fried wire

My Whirlpool dryer recently stopped working all together mid cycle. The control panel was very warm to the touch and there was no light or response to any button press.

When I took off the back panel by the wire I saw this:


The black (before burning) wire has totally fried. ...It seems like i could just strip the wire back and re-connect the wire, but I dont want to risk a house fire if this happened again. Any thought to what could have caused this?

The outlet looks like just a standard 220v outlet and doesn't show any signs of being burned or shorted.

Thanks,
Thad

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This is quite a common thing to happen and is caused usually by the connection coming a bit loose causing a high resistant joint.
carefully clean up the joint and remake the connection

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