My wife was drying her hair (1875 watt hair dryer) as I was talking to her. We both smelled that familiar smell and before she could turn off the dryer, flames shot out from the switch. She wasn’t hurt, she tried to turn it off but it wouldn’t turn off, we pulled the cord out of the GFCI outlet. The dryer also had an inline GFCI plug. There was no smoke, fire, or sparks at the outlet and no damage to the outlet.
Shouldn’t the GFCI outlet or the inline GFCI plug have tripped and shut the power off?
I checked the outlet and it trips with my tester and with the test button.