Electric Range fire/short Any ideas?

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Old 07-05-15, 12:04 PM
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Electric Range fire/short Any ideas?

This is the result of an Amana electric range. It's about 3 years old and never an issue before. I just hate to fix the cord without knowing what caused it. Any ideas?

Should I just fix the cord? What would you do?

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Old 07-05-15, 02:34 PM
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One loose wire is all it takes.
 
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Old 07-05-15, 02:43 PM
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I agree with Joe, that connection was loose which caused resistance, which caused heat.

I suggest fixing the cord and installing new terminals on the ends. Also I suggest adding a connector to the open hole the cord is going through. (Circled in red)

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Old 07-05-15, 04:38 PM
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Thank You - I learned a few new things.
 
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Old 07-06-15, 08:27 AM
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The cord and the connection block should be replaced.
The cord you can get most anywhere.

If you need help locating the terminal block.... post the make and model of your appliance.
 
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