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Dryer heats but takes a long time to dry

Admiral model ade7000ayw

with the top open, the elements turn on for 15 seconds and shut off for 35 seconds...the vent and vent hose are not obstructed...the fan seems to rotate ok...please help...thank you...jeff

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  • titan1175 Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks Rick,

    The lady at the repair shop said that it is normal for the coils to switch off if the top is open becasue of the air circulation. I thought the cooler air would keep the coils on longer.....Thank you very much..The front panel removes easily, but the back and sides are one piece...there is a sensor or switch on top of the elements. I guess that is a thermostat.

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Hello Jeff,
You may have a bad overtemp switch that is disabling the dryer heating element ( normally as a safety mechanism to keep it from over-heating and/or causing a fire) from staying on. Many ( but not all) are of the auto reset type and open the circuit if they are sensing high temperatures. When they sense this over temp condition , they open and disable the heater element from being energized. Once the temp drops to less than their limit, they reset and allow the heater to switch on. That would be one consideration to investigate. If you can gain acess to te back of the dryer, you can bypass these switches by shortng the wire leads together.. Do this as a diagnostic only.. and DO NOT leave them that way.. you risk having a fire if you do.. also.. make sure you remove or disable power to your dryer when you are checking this out. If the dryer heater remains on after you short the temp switch leads together, then you wil have proven that the temp switch is the problem and it shoul dbe replaced..Hope this helps you...

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