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Re: electric dryer wnt come on
It is the fuse. The fuse is located beside the heating element. It has 2 white wires and is about the size of a dime. The kit comes with 2 fuses and a high limit.Since the fuse is tied into the door switch, it kills the dryer if their is a fat nasty lint ball or a broken blower wheel, both of which cause a nasty heat blockage and could burn down the wigwam, not good. You change em fuse Kimosabe.
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Several reasons can cause a no start dryer condition. I'll start with the easy ones first. If a gas dryer, it runs off 120 volts. Check the house fuse or breaker or plug a light into the dryer outlet to make sure you have power. If outlet is OK then we have several dryer problems possible. If the dryer is electric, it run off 220 volts. You need a voltage tester to check the 220 house plug. Could still be a problem with the house 220 breaker. On the dryer itself, the first thing to check is the door switch. If the door switch is bad the dryer will think the door is open even when it is actually closed. Next, some dryers have a switch on the internal belt system. If the belt breaks, the dryer will not run.(only on some newer models). Couls also be a bad timer assembly. Some of these may need a tech to actually test since it requires taking the dryer apart to get to these item.
Admiral AED4475TQ is an electric dryer? Was your old dryer gas? If so, you need a 220 line installed to run the electric dryer. Here is a link to instructions from ehow http://www.ehow.com/how_5824435_wire-220-plug.html.
If your dryer has a standard cord (looks like a extention cord) than you can not hook it into 220, it is a gas dryer if you have that plug. If you have a electric dryer it will have a much larger plug and vcan only be plugged into 220
Sounds like the door switch has gone bad., but your description is confusing.
First, it takes a few minutes for you to feel the air blowing hot, particularly when the dryer is in a cold garage. The heating elements have to heat up the mass of the metal, and any clothes in the dryer.
The timer design is such that it can not speed up (the motor inside wont start running faster, due to it's electrical design.).
I am suspect that the door switch has failed for some reason, because reading between the lines, I think you are saying when you release the Start button, the dryer quits operating. If the door switch is bad, then it will cause that condition to happen.
is it 220 volt dryer,if so check the plug at the wall and make sure you have 220,the plug runs off 2 circuit breakers at your electric panel,1 breaker may be no good so your only getting 110 volts to the dryer which will run the dryer but not the heating element