Got this dryer free from a friend, he wasn't sure what was wrong with it. First, it has the old standard 3 prong plug, my apartment has the outlet for a 4 prong, How should I go about changing the plug out, is it good to do this?
Then the main problem is scorched/burned wires. The heater element checks out ok, but the wires that are plugged into it are scorched. There is no link buildup, and nothing else appears to be burned or melted.
There are 2 thermal switches on the vent and 1 one the heater box, could these have anything to do with this? I'm not sure how to check them to see if they are working.