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Old 01-20-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Thought I would pass this on as it may be useful to those who have this dryer or are contemplating buying one.
Just before Christmas as I was preparing to fly home from Phoenix for two weeks I was using the dryer and thought it had completed its cycle, when I checked the cloths were only to the damp stage so I reset and nothing, checked the lint trap it was ok checked the breaker it was tripped so I reset pop again pop, removed the power cord from the receptacle and reset no pop so I thought ok plug in the dryer flash. I emailed Splendide and got an immediate response, the last day before the holidays I was Shocked Two weeks on I'm back and contact the company Splendide recommended and this is what the found, this is the power cord coming into the dryer.
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The tech ask what happened and I told him he said ok I know what it is and homed right in on the problem, I ask if this was common as I was surprised they would use this type of connection on a high resistance connection, yes was his reply he said I don't know why they don't change it. I was covered by the warranty not that that would have helped if it had caught on fire.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:53 AM   #2
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It might have been the other side (screw terminal?) that was loose. A bad spade socket could also have been the culprit.

Once there is a high resistance arc started, the wire would get very hot as heat was transferred along the wire.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:29 PM   #3
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If a breaker is tripped and trips again when you reset it, please don't reset it again. You're fortunate you didn't have a fire. My neighbors house caught fire just from resetting a ceiling fan breaker more than once. Glad the tech fixed your problem.
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