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417.87042700 Kenmore Dryer - Terminal block melted?

Wildhorse

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Joined
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Location
Princeton, MA
Model Number
417.87042700
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
My Kenmore dryer had an issue yesterday. The power cord connection and terminal block decided to melt. Luckily, someone was nearby and saw the smoke coming out so we could turn it off before the house burned down. My question is this- being old (build date January 2007), could this have suddenly just happened over years of vibration loosening the connection screw? It looks like I will need a new power cord, terminal block and wiring harness. Is there anything else to check?
 

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