Overheated Melted Connection
Smelled burning at old dishwasher.Killed power and removed box (very hot to touch) and found neutral connection burned, wire nut melted almost to nothing. Hot connection was not effected at all.
Visually checked the only junction box on that circuit and saw no evidence of overheating. Looked inside panel and saw no evidence of overheating at the breaker either.
I assume it was just a bad wirenut connection or maybe the appliance malfunctioned?? So I snipped off about 4 inches and remade the connection with a new dishwasher (i needed an excuse to buy a new one!).
Do you think I should have replaced the whip/wiring between the dishwasher and the junction box too? Would the wiring have been jeopordized by overheating?
I assume this was a progressive thing until it completely failed. Thanks for any replies, Im still a little freaked out by the burned connection.