I am looking at an August 20, 1995 article in [REDACTED] stating that American Harvest was repairing dehydrators because the heating element could overheat and cause a fire. I’d like to report that our Nesco Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator and Jerky Maker Model FD-1010, purchased March 2012, overheated October 9th, 2022, burning the grapes we were drying into black balls, and overheating the plastic trays enough that they deformed. I’d called the company about a week before, asking how to check the temperature as it seemed to be running hotter than I remembered. I was assured there was a thermal cut off that would not allow it to overheat. I believed the spokesperson, but clearly shouldn’t have, and loaded the dryer with 8 more trays of grapes. It takes a good while to make raisins. The manual says 10-36 hours at 130-140 degrees. I set it at 130 degrees even though I usually set fruit at 135 degrees because I was a little concerned. I got it all loaded about 4 p.m. and turned it off the next morning at 5 a.m. I contacted the company again after discovering the damage, and was advised that they no longer repair dehydrators and I should just buy a new one. I think this dehydrator could have caused a fire if I’d not checked it in time to stop the damage.