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I have an Admiral AED4475TQ1 clothes dryer that I just purchased

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I have an Admiral AED4475TQ1 clothes dryer that I just purchased used. On about the third load, I opened the door to check if the clothes were dry and it would not start again. Nothing happens when the start button is pushed.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Hi welcome to just answer my name is XXXXX XXXXX i will be helping you today with your problem.

So the door switch clicks when you push it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
yes it does. The start switch does not click. I do not recall if it did before but since it is momentary, it may not.
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
The start switchs usualy click. Do you have a ohms or voltage tester?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes, How is the best way to access it?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Just remove the back panel where the controls are.What type of tester do you have.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
it's a Fluke 87V
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Ok which method are you going to use to test the switch ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
unplug the power and and measure resistance when the button is pressed?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Ok good just don't forget to remove at least one of the wires.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The switch is fine however, the black wire on the back of the power terminal block is melted. what could cause that?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Usualy it caused by corrosion on the copper wire and it heats up and burns the wire. Just cut it back to a nice clean wire and clean the block.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The block itself is damaged and will need to be replaced. Can you give me a part#?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Yours is a plastic block right?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes but I just removed it and the part# XXXXX XXXXX on it. Thanks!
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 3 years ago.
Ok great just take it to your local appliance parts store and they will get a new one for you.

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