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Hi all, I am here just doing some research.
We have a tumble dryer with a moulded plug fitted. The appliance is approx 6 years old and we have never experienced a problem up to now. I removed the plug by chance one day and noticed it was cracked and burnt between the holes, so I changed it for a new replacement which was an original in our new home before we had stuff done and I kept the original sockets. They are effectively unused and approx 18 months old.
The replacement got hot and smelled burnt, so my Mrs switched it off and unplugged it until I got home. I have checked the wiring in the faceplate, and it is all fine, investigations into the old faceplate revealed no internal burning or scorching either (dismantled down to it's individual components)
I plugged the dryer into a short extension to test what happens and I find the dryer plug is the thing getting hot and the socket stays as normal. This is a moulded plug, any ideas lads and lasses? before I chuck it away and buy a new one.... Thanks for your time and assistance all

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