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Heating element only turns red when dryer door is open

Admiral model#ADE7000Ayw I noticed that the clothes were taking longer and longer to dry. I had both thermostats replaced-not any difference. I ran it with the top up so I could see the element and noticed that when I started it with the door open all the way, the element would get red hot, but when I slowly moved the door to about 3 inches of being closed, the element would shut off to just warm.I also think that the element has a break in it caus when it does light, the upper coil does not get red with the rest.

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You are correct you do have a dead short on the element.You need to replace the element.Hope i fixya :)

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A half heat link connection on element may be burnt off which is worth checking

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