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Problem with Admiral clothes dryer

Posted by Harleyfxr (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 18:36

I have an Admiral clothes dryer model ADG7005AWW and have been having a problem with it...Sometimes the unit heats-up and operates normally..Other times the unit will run indefinetely because the timer will not advance..I have also noticed that the unit frequently does not heat-up either..The drum spins but the timer does not advance and no heat..Other times, the drum spins, unit heats but the timer does not advance..Other times the unit works fine.
I replaced the timer and the first time I tried it, the unit worked fine..The very next day I had the exact problems.
Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

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RE: Problem with Admiral clothes dryer

Does the machine have auto-dry cycles, or only timed? If both, does the problem of the timer not running happen on both, or only on auto-dry? No heat (or insufficient heat) could be related to the timer not advancing. On the auto-dry cycles, the timer does not advance until it heats to the target temperature. Flaky heating on a gas model often points to a bad gas valve/solenoid.

RE: Problem with Admiral clothes dryer

Thank you for the response..
The timer did advance during the timed cycles but the heat problem remained.
I removed the front cover and observed as I started the unit in both the timed and auto cycles..The igniter would get cherry red, and I would get flame but the flame seemed lazy and the system would shut down after about 5-10 seconds..I replaced the gas solenoids ( three pin and one two pin)..I had the exact same problem as prior to replacement..
I decided to pull the unit completely out from the wall to clean behind it and to clean the vent line...With the vent line removed, I tried again and the unit seems to be operating correctly...I did not find much lint in the vent at all as far as I can reach, however it is about a 12 ft run with about 6ft of that being verticle...I have a large shop and I am going to try to blow the vent line to see if I can clear any obstruction that may exist.
Please keep the suggestions coming..
Thank you so much for your time.

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