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I noticed earier today that my dryer had stopped working mid-cycle - it just cut off.  I went to turn it off at the plug, only to notice that the switch is stuck in the 'on' position, and will not turn off.  
I turned the dryer back on, and it started working again, but when I went back to check on it, the wall socket and the plug had got hot.  I immediately unplugged the dryer, but cannot turn off the switch!  
What's wrong with it?  I don't dare use the socket again.

I do not think the problem is in the socket, it appears to be in the dryer control. It probably ran until the plug and socket got hot. I would have the dryer control replaced and try it then and keep an eye on the socket feeling it during the cycle to make sure it works normally. Thanks J
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J Cook


General electrical wiring, including but not limited to, residential, panelboards, control wiring, low voltage wiring, Heating and A/C control wiring, single and three phase wiring.


I have been doing electrical since high school. I have been licensed by the State of North Carolina for ten years and am currently the Building Maintenance Superintendent for a municipality. I have extensive control wiring experience.

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