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    Default Dryers with long timed cycles

    Why dos ome dryers have like 90 minute timed cycles and some have half that? Because some get hotter than others?

    I have an Admiral with a 90 minute timed cycle. The operating stat s rated at 146-25. I am not sure it gets quite that hot. I know it takes a long time to dry a load even with the vent pipe off in the shop. I let it run for 50 minutes. I then had to let it run some more. Because of this and the fact it does not seem to get very hot, I took it off the market until I could find out more on this subject.I have an infra red thermometer, not sure how accurate it is and have some more clip-ons ordered.

    Just sold a whlpl that got a lot hotter than this Admiral.

    Am I right to assume the ones with the longer cycles are the ones with the lower rated statsm and it is normal for them to take a longer time to dry a load?

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    What is the model# of the Admiral?

    Am I right to assume the ones with the longer cycles are the ones with the lower rated statsm and it is normal for them to take a longer time to dry a load?
    Some you may be right....some have 2 auto cycles and some have one auto cycle so the extra space had to be filled up with something. JMO, a timed dry cycle longer than 60 minutes is more of an waste.
    Some may move air better than others, some may get hotter, size/type of clothes will also vary making the drying time less or more.

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    Model - ADE20N3V

    Actually, I think this one has 100 minutes in the timed cycle. I also think it might have 2 auto's. I will check. I changed the operating stat, and it seems to get a little hotter.

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    Model - ADE20N3V
    That is the Performa/Magic Chef/Norge style Admiral rather than the Whirlpool style admiral...it has an 240 Volt-4750 Watt element. This dryer often relies more on air flow than high heat to dry the clothes.

    Many of the Whirlpool dryers are between 5000-5400 watts.

    I changed the operating stat, and it seems to get a little hotter.
    If drying a normal size load in 45-50 minutes, it should be good to go

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    Lot of times my shop is way below room temp when these dryers are turned on. I feel that might make a difference in how they heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boman View Post
    Lot of times my shop is way below room temp when these dryers are turned on. I feel that might make a difference in how they heat.
    For sure! Suppose to start with normal room air 68-72?F.

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