It takes twice as long to dry clothes. I just cleaned out all the lint in and around blower motor. The tub is spinning fine. I replaced the heater element last year. What I noticed is the heater element turns on red hot then cuts out after 15-20 seconds. About four to five minutes later it turns back on the off again. Is there a thermostat or relay that controls this. Where is it located?
There are 2 thermal fuses located on side of heater box, part # 279769. These come as a kit. One of the fuses if blown the unit will not heat at all, the other is a cycling t-stat. The other thing to check would be your venting in the wall. If its not clear in the wall, it will take extra time to dry clothing.
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Try cleaning all the vents inside the dryer all the way to the outside. Be sure and clean around the blower wheel lots of things get in where the blower is pencils nails everything. They will block the wheel so it can't turn. Also vacuum the lint out of the motor. Lint most likely the problem. Hope this helps.
A clogged or partially clogged vent will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time. I assume you checked the drying time again after you cleaned the vents. Have you also checked that the lint trap is clean? Make sure no lint has found it's way around the lint trap and has jammed the intake.
I would be very suspicious of the 240 v breaker double breaker feeding the dyrer; maybe the dryer is only running on 120 vac instead of the full 240vac. The motor would be getting full power, but the heating element would only be getting half power.
go to the end of the vent and actually feel if there is air coming out if not you either missed a plugged vent or the blower is not working. deep inside the lint trap is a hard spot to find it plugged als can you hear the drum spinning
when was the last time you cleaned your dryer?all a dryer does is move air around and if it can't cycle through the dryer the clothes won't dry. unplug the dryer and then you need to clean the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and clean out the vent line,if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to clean it out,make sure the outside vent is clear first then blow it out,if it's a short run vac it out,most problems start just from lint buildup,the clothes don't dry the dryer runs hot and parts start messin up,also vac out under your fridge,take the bottom kick plate off and vac it out,you can kill the compreesor if you don't,good luck
if it's heating up and the drum is spinning then you have a blocked vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is plugged with lint,if your vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower,like i said you need to clean and vac out the duct that the filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you should do this once a year so you don't have a fire and your clothes will dry correctly
I love an admiral dryer. Simply a beautiful machine. They do have a few basic problems but whos doesn't. One of the main problems has to do with the 53-0106 plastic blower. It has a flat side to it to keep the blower from slipping but the heat wallers out the hub abd the blower spins. This results in improper air flow. The dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes and gets real hot on top because of poor air circulation. Also a hole could get in the filter and cause lint to build in the filter housing. The lint combined with the loos blower wheel makes a huge ball of lint form in front of the blower. I have some repair photos for various maytag dryers old and new and diff styles showing how to get inside and check all this stuff out. Remove power and clean out the vent to outside also and this sweet little admiral will be all kosher again. Repair photos and stuff: HERE I have other brands HERE You say you have an admiral but ler5636p is a whirlpool dryer, anywho I have posted the repair pix for whirlpool HERE
ahhh very common, clean clean clean inside the dryer, take the lint screen put some toliet bowl cleaner on it let it sit while you are tearing the dryer apart and clean the whole dryer vent and or change it, make sure the flap outside is not stuck shut as well...
before we do that run a load in the dryer with the vent in the rear off the unit It sounds like the vent going to the outside is clogged more than a dryer problem if it drys ok then you know that is the problem if not it is internal I will send you the book either way let me know
It is recommended that the airflow path from the lint filter catch, through the blower motor and out the exhaust pie be cleaned once a year for optimal airflow. I would check the airflow of the dryer to be sure no lint build up is obstructing it before I got into anything major. Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance.