Hi, first time poster here.
I have a Speed Queen (Alliance) ADE30RGS171TW01 electric dryer. For the past while, the unit works as normal other than it drys extremely slow, and takes anywhere from 3 to 4 cycles to dry. The cloths will be warm when we open the door, but certainly not hot like it used to be.
These are the things I've checked so far:
- 120 on both legs on the outlet and going into the dryer.
- Continuity on:
- Thermal Fuse
- Limit Thermostat
- Heater element
I also checked for voltage going into heating element by first unplugging the dryer, then removing one leg going to the top of the coil, and then remove the other leg going to Thermal Fuse. Once those where removed, I plugged the dryer back in, turned the dryer on, and the received the following results:
- Wire going to the top of the element received 121 volts at all times, no matter what the fabric selector switch was set on.
- Wire going to the Thermal Fuse:
- 121 volts when fabric selector switch was set to high heat
- 70 volts when fabric selector switch was set to med heat
- 10 volts when fabric selector switch was set to no heat
When I plug these wires back in, and turn the dryer back on, the heating element does not glow or get hot... but does get a little warm.
One think I didn't check, is even though the Thermal Fuse has continuity, is whether it has continuity when the dryer is running. I checked both sides of the element while it was running, and both had 120 volts, but it's possible that the one side was simply being fed by the other side, and not really getting a true 120 volts to each side.
Any ideas what I should check or look at next? I can't find a wiring diagram as of yet.
Thanks in advance for any help!