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Admiral dryer AED4475TQ1 will not start or even hum. Have

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Admiral dryer AED4475TQ1 will not start or even hum. Have checked continuity on the start button, door switch, cycling thermostat, and thermo fuse. I check the 220 & there is power to the outlet. Have hand spun the drum/motor and it turns freely. One time I held the start button down and turned the timer dial and got it start & run for a while. After shutting it off, I have not been able to repeat the action or get it to run. Can you help?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
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Is the timer sending power to the start switch ?


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Don't know. How can we test?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
Take the wire off the switch that comes from the timer and test it to ground for 120 volts.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
what would be a useful ground in this case?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
The back of the dryer will work fine.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
OK, I will have to test it. This will take an hour sense I am not home at the moment. How do I connect back to you?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
Just come back to this post. If the timer is not sending power the timer is the problem and needs to be replaced.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
<p>I tested the timer and it does have power. I also rechecked the switches.</p><p>What else can I check</p><p> I have been waiting for over 7 hours for a response.  Is anyone there?</p>
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
If the start switch is getting power check the connections at the motor.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

What wires do I check on the motor?

 

Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
The wire that runs from the start switch.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have power running down to the motor but it still will not start. So if I have power and everything checks out, then my suspiscion is that my motor is no good? Any other things I should check?
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
If the motor is getting power then yes it is bad and needs to be replaced.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok Thank You very much.
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Hi Tom. I replaced the motor and the dryer still won't turn on. If I wiggle the timer and hold the start button, then it tries to turn over.
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes. When I hold the start button down and wiggle the timer sometimes it wants to start.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok. Thank you again.
Expert:  Tom Johnston replied 6 years ago.
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